THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Star Natalie Portman Reveals Her Dream MCU Team-Up As The Mighty Thor
In Thor: Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman's Jane Foster will transform into The Mighty Thor, and the actor has now revealed which MCU superhero she'd potentially like to team up with down the line...
The last time we saw Jane Foster, she had reunited with the God of Thunder for a passionate embrace at the end of Thor: The Dark World. However, by the time Avengers: Age of Ultron rolled around, something had happened and the couple had gone their separate ways.
Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to finally explain what went wrong with this romance, but even more exciting is the fact Jane is about to transform into the heroic Mighty Thor.
It's unclear how long she'll wield Mjolnir for, but Portman has already given her Marvel Cinematic Universe future some thought. Asked in the video below who she would like to team up with after heading into battle alongside Thor and King Valkyrie, the Oscar-winner responded, "I love Captain Marvel. Brie [Larson] is a dear friend so that would be a fun one."
There are many fans who are convinced Carol Danvers will be Valkyrie's love interest in Thor: Love and Thunder, so there's definitely a chance Portman will get to share the screen with that hero. Either way, this hopefully means The Mighty Thor is here to stay.
Of course, it was back in May that director Taika Waititi cast some doubt on that when he said, "I think a lot of fans are gonna potentially assume, 'Oh, okay, this is the passing on of the torch.' I'm not privy to any plans Marvel has for the future, but I don't think that's the case."
Check out the full interview with Portman below:
Natalie Portman on which #MCU character she'd like to work with next: "I love Captain Marvel. Brie is a dear friend so that would be a fun one." #ThorLoveAndThunder https://t.co/E4LKXPoPEZ pic.twitter.com/wQkKLSbBbd— Variety (@Variety) June 24, 2022
The movie finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor.
Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Directed by Taika Waititi, the movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, and Sean Gunn among others.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released in theaters on July 8, 2022.