The return of Natalie Portman to the “Thor” franchise may have been one of the biggest surprises of Comic Con 2019, but it turns out her deal has been in place for six months.
That’s one of several new bits of news that have emerged in the wake of the announcement of a fourth “Thor” film, the Taika Waititi-directed “Thor: Love and Thunder,” currently in the works for Marvel Studios.
Waititi himself has confirmed in a tweet that Portman’s Jane Foster’s new title will NOT be Female Thor as has been speculated, but rather Mighty Thor.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” director James Gunn has confirmed that his film will take place after the events of ‘Love and Thunder’ and so Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will have left the Guardians either before the events of the fourth “Thor” or we’ll get to see it in the narrative ourselves.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige revealed that Portman and Waititi had one meeting she agreed to do the film then with negotiations secretly taking place. Portman says she plans to get ‘jacked’ for the role in the film which will begin shooting sometime in the first half of next year ahead of a November 5th 2021 release.