Marvel fans, here is a good news for you! The fourth Thor movie- officially titled as ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is now on its way with a surprising star cast. Guess who is returning to give us major excitement ‘thunders’? It is none other than Natalie Portman! She will be reprising her role as Jane Foster in the fourth Thor franchise. She has been cast as female Thor in the film.
The film will hit the theatres on November 5, 2021, that’s a long wait but a worth. “Feels pretty good. I’ve always had a little hammer in me,” Portman told the cheering crowd at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).
The news came earlier this week with an announcement that the Thor: Ragnarok director Taiki Waititi would be returning to direct the fourth installment of the superhero franchise. Not only Jane Foster, but we will see Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson return in Thor: Love and Thunder as Thor and Valkyrie, respectively.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns as director. In theaters November 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/7RRkOYWTQM
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
Director Taika Waititi announced that the script for Thor 4 would be taken from an existing comic storyline – The Mighty Thor, by Jason Aaron. “That story line is incredible is full emotion, love and thunder and introduces for the first time female Thor,” said Waititi.
Natalie Portman was seen in the early days of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first appearing in the 2011 Thor as astrophysicist Jane Foster and returning for the 2013 film Thor: The Dark World.
At the time, Portman had said, “As far as I know, I’m done. I mean, I don’t know if maybe one day they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever, I have no idea. But as far as I know, I’m done. It was a great thing to be a part of.”
Marvel is keeping Portman’s role in Thor: Love And Thunder remains a mystery but on comic books side, Jane Foster became Thor after the original Thor was deemed unworthy to wield his hammer, Mjolnir.
We will have a more closer look regarding her role on November 5, 2021.