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Love and Thunder Director States Natalie Portman Will Not Stay the MCU’s Thor

Love and Thunder director and co-writer Taika Waititi appears to verify that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will not stay the Mighty Thor.

While Thor: Love and Thunder will see Jane Foster get Mjolnir, it does not appear like audiences remain in for a long-lasting modification.

Taika Waititi, the director and co-writer of the upcoming Marvel Studios movie, spoke with Overall Movie about restoring Natalie Portman’s character and providing her a superhero upgrade. “It’s really fun, the idea that Thor got Stormbreaker, that big axe, and now his hammer’s back and it’s in the hands of someone else,” Waititi stated. “It’s no longer his hammer. It’s the idea that someone’s taking his place.” However while Thor Odinson and the Mighty Thor will combat side-by-side versus Gorr the God Butcher, fans may not wish to get utilized to Jane wielding the hammer.

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“I think a lot of fans are gonna potentially assume, ‘Oh, OK, 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,” Waititi stated.

Though he does not straight-out verify it, Waititi does appear to be suggesting that Jane will not stay in belongings of Mjolnir. In the comics, Jane invests substantial time as Thor, combating wicked throughout deep space, signing up with the Avengers, and having years of experiences while the Odinson stays not worthy. Eventually, nevertheless, she ends her period as Thor and ends up being a Valkyrie. While it’s unclear what the future holds for Portman in the MCU now that she’s returned, something comparable might play out.

However till that time, Jane will wield a shattered Mjolnir that’s been reforged and even has some fascinating brand-new powers. The full-length Thor: Love and Thunder trailer showcased Mighty Thor in action, handling opponents and bantering along with her old flame. She even appears to serve an unique place along with Valkyrie and the goddess Bastet, which might be a nod to her time resting on the Congress of Worlds in the comics.

In addition to Jane signing up with the battle, the brand-new trailer likewise revealed Christian Bale as Gorr in all of his gory magnificence. A number of his scenes likewise happen in plain black-and-white scenes that recollect the striking visuals of the Valkyrie fight versus Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. Jane’s journey in the MCU might be a secret, however it’s clear her return will use fans rather the flight.

Thor: Love and Thunder strikes theaters July 8.

Source: Overall Movie, by means of GamesRadar+


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