Natalie Portman to play female Thor in 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

A couple of days back, it was reported that Marvel Studios is going ahead with the fourth film in Thor franchise. Earlier today at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios’ chief Kevin Feige announced the full slate of Phase 4 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Without a doubt, the biggest announcement amongst all the films was Thor 4 titled Thor: Love and Thunder. Being a part of the MCU’s Holy Trinity that also comprised of Iron Man and Captain America, Thor is also one of the OG Avengers. With Tony and Steve gone, Thor is the biggest superhero of MCU, so it is quite natural that Thor: Love and Thunder is already the most awaited film.

With Taika Waititi, who made Thor a fan favourite with his take in Thor: Ragnarok, returning to write and direct the fourth part, Thor: Love and Thunder had garnered a massive hype but the new details that were revealed at the Comic-Con earlier today have left all the fans in a state of frenzy! Thor: Love and Thunder will star Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson and will mark the return of Thor’s love interest Dr Jane Foster played by Natalie Portman.

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The twist in the tale is that Jane Foster will be seen worthy of lifting Mjolnir in Thor: Love and Thunder and will take the mantle of Thor. The plot device is based on the recent comic book storyline where Thor loses his powers and Jane Foster is deemed worthy. At the Comic-Con panel, director Taika Waititi called Natalie on stage and handed her the Mjolnir in the presence of Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and thousands of fans. He said, “That storyline is incredible is full emotion, love and thunder and introduces for the first time female Thor”.

Lifting the Mjolnir, Natalie was heard saying, “I’ve always had hammer envy”.

In fact, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie has been announced as the first LGBTQ hero of MCU. Taking the stage, Tessa said, “As new king (of Asgard), she needs to find her queen. That will be the first order of business.”