The fourth installemnt of thor is on its way and now the filmakers have revealed its title amnd lead cast. Thor's fourth part now 'Thor: Love and Thunder' is bringing a surprising cast member that includes Natalie Portman reprising her role as Jane Foster to become the first female Thor in the film. The news was announced by Marvel’s massive San Diego Comic-Con panel.
Thor: Ragnarok director Taiki Waititi would be returning to direct the fourth installment of the superhero franchise. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will also return for Thor: Love and Thunder, reprising their roles as Thor and Valkyrie, respectively. Hemsworth and Portman are also confirmed to be part of Marvel’s upcoming What If? animated series for Disney+, too.
Portman starred in Thor: The Dark World and hasn’t since appeared in an Marvel film apart from a brief cameo in Avengers: Endgame using cut footage from the 2013 film.
There were also reports back in 2011 that Portman had fought with Marvel over the decision to drop Patty Jenkins, the original director for Thor 2, from the project. Her absence in subsequent films had been hand-waved away in Ragnarok by explaining that Thor and Jane had broken up offscreen between films.
As for Portman’s role in Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel is keeping the plotline under wraps for now. However, according to the Marvel comic book Jane Foster becomes Thor after the original Thor was deemed unworthy to wield his hammer, Mjolnir.
Thor: Love and Thunder’s will release on November 5th, 2021.