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Natalie Portman As Mighty Thor In The New Thor Movie Sequel

Natalie Portman As Thor is sure to surprise one and all. She is gearing up to play Superhero Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder opposite Chris Hemsworth. 

Portman has started her superhero training to play Jane Foster aka Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. It seemed not long ago that Portman’s time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe appeared to be over. After playing Thor’s main love interest in the first two Thor films, Portman didn’t return for the third movie in the franchise. Hence it came as such a surprise when Portman walked out on the stage of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to confirm her involvement in Thor 4.

Introduced in Journey to Mystery #84 in 1962, Jane Foster started out as a nurse who worked beside Thor in his mortal form as Dr. Donald Blake. She later became a doctor as well. The two had an off-again-on-again romance in the comics for decades, but eventually, Jane became far more than a love interest.

After Thor was deemed unworthy to wield Mjolnir, it was Jane who took up the mantle – though it was quite some time before her identity was revealed. Jane’s heroic transformation occurs as she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Sadly, her newfound powers purge the chemotherapy from her system every time she becomes Thor. Hence it leaves her weaker in the aftermath. 

Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi is not sure if Jane’s cancer story will make it into the finished film.

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Natalie Portman is an undeniably fantastic actress. She proved this with her incredible debut. She has continued to do so ever since with unforgettable parts in films such as Closer, V for Vendetta and Black Swan

The question arises as to why didn’t things work out with Jane Foster to begin with? 

Portman’s astrophysicist was set to play an integral role in the Thor films. But vanished after a disappointing appearance in Thor: The Dark World

Portman wasn’t able to do any favours by the scripts she was given for the Marvel movies. These issues weren’t quite so glaring in Thor. The astrophysicist appeared to be written as more than a mere love interest for the titular hero. Despite her constantly swooning over Thor, she was fascinated by more than just his godly appearance. He was proof of something she’d been working towards her entire career.

Waititi proved with Thor: Ragnarok that he could reinvigorate the God of Thunder’s flagging franchise.

Hence there is definitely hope for Jane’s future in the MCU.

One obstacle Thor: Love and Thunder will have to avoid many past mistakes.

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