Marvel fans were left shook at the announcement that Natalie Portman would be reprising her role as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder during Marvel’s Phase Four panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Even more shocking was the reveal that she would become Lady Thor!
While promoting her upcoming film Lucy in the Sky, Portman commented on her return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe saying –
“…They came to me with the fourth idea and said, you know, ‘We have this idea, that was a storyline in some of the comics, where Jane becomes Lady Thor.’ And I was like, this is very exciting. And also of course, with Taika [Waititi], and I love Tessa [Thompson] and Chris [Hemsworth] so much. So it’s exciting to get to work with them again. And yeah, I’m very excited to wield the hammer.”
The actress also addressed Jane’s absence in the previous Thor film, Ragnarok, which was mentioned by Thor as the two having broken up:
“Obviously, I wasn’t written into the third Thor because of where it took place. It wasn’t really on Earth and my character was on Earth.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to hit theaters on November 5, 2021.