Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, will surprise everyone in Thor: Love and Thunder, when she evolves from the great astrophysicist to the one and only Mighty Thor
In Thor: Love and Thunder, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will once again receive Natalie Portman in the role of Jane Foster, who returns from 2013, but with an obvious change by becoming one of the new MCU heroines, Mighty Thor ( The Mighty Thor).
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The last time we saw Jane Foster in the MCU, the astrophysicist was waiting for Thor’s return, and now in this new adventure by filmmaker Taika Waititi, Foster will be worthy of wielding the mythical hammer Mjolnir, to everyone’s surprise, including the Odinson himself.
“Taika (Waititi) came to my house to talk because he had been out of the Marvel world for a while.”, declared Natalie Portman in an interview with Marvel Studios, where she revealed the reasons for returning to a Thor tape, now under the direction of Taika Waititi.
“When he explained to me how Jane would become the Mighty Thor, I was fascinated to think what that experience would be like. Working on the film was a really exciting challenge because there was a lot of improvisation, and Taika really keeps you on your toes.”.
The facets of the powerful Natalie Portman
“Bringing her back in this new iteration, in this Mighty Thor story line where Jane Foster becomes a Super Hero is very exciting.”
Similar to a sports coach and great motivator, filmmaker Taika Waititi recognized that in this new Thor story there were many facets to be explored that Natalie Portman can deliver, and not just that of the classic damsel in distress.
“It’s great to see Natalie in a way we didn’t expect. She’s a great actress, and in keeping with reinventing this franchise over and over again, we didn’t want to see her in the same role again… We didn’t want to see her just being a scientist on Earth waiting for Thor.”.
Thor: Love and Thunder co-star Chris Hemsworth admits that seeing Natalie Portman in a different guise now as Mighty Thor allows fans to enjoy the comedic side of the Oscar winner.
“Natalie was very enthusiastic and up for anything collaborative, with a great sense of humor… This is a very different direction for the character, so it was like a rebirth. She was willing to do it. It was fun“.
Love and thunder return to the MCU
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced: a search for inner peace. But Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), a galactic assassin seeking the extinction of the gods, interrupts his plans.
To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of the Valkyrie King (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who, to Thor’s surprise, inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, like the Mighty Thor.
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder will feature an ensemble cast headed by Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tessa Thompson as Vakyrie.
Also in attendance are Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillen as Nebula, Russel Crowe as Zeus, and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher.
Thor: Love and Thunder will hit theaters on July 7, 2022.
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