Natalie Portman will be making a return to the MCU’s Thor franchise, but in a different role. She is known for portraying the character Jane Foster in the movies Avengers: Endgame (2019, Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Thor (2011). She did not appear in the 2017 movie Thor: Ragnarok. On Saturday, Marvel announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego that Portman would play the role of a female Thor in the fourth instalment of the franchise, titled Thor: Love and Thunder.
The movie will be directed by Taika Waititi, and will also star Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.
Marvel also announced various other movie projects at its Comic-Con panel on Saturday, including the “Black Widow,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Eternals,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” and a reboot of “Blade,” starring Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali.
The new set of films brings a fresh, new light to the world of Marvel movies, now placing more emphasis on women and people of color. Thor: Love and Thunder is set to release on November of 2021.
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