Thor: Love and Thunder will create a significant change to the franchise as Natalie Portman will back as Jane Foster, but this time Thor’s ex will be Thor herself. As stated at Comic-Con, by having the actress walk on stage wielding a replica Mjolnir, Jane will be worthy of holding the hammer in the 2021 movie, and she will become a Goddess of Thunder.
This is simply the most-discussed element of the film, then, but Jane had the new powers mean that this is Portman’s movie? Definitely not-according to writer and director Taika Waititi. The Thor: Ragnarok helmsman was asked to clarify who is the main star of the movie and Waititi left no doubt that it’s Chris Hemsworth while speaking to MTV News.
He clears the doubts by saying, “It’s Chris Hemsworth. It’s a Thor film. He is Thor. It’s a Thor film. She’s in it.”
You can see the full interview below, in which Waititi plays coy when asked about his involvement in DC’s The Suicide Squad and how Justin Hammer could end up in Love and Thunder.
.@TaikaWaititi confirmed that @chrishemsworth will be at the forefront of #LoveAndThunder alongside Natalie Portman's #LadyThor. But when it came to more details on #Thor and #SuicideSquad, he was tight-lipped ? #TIFF19 pic.twitter.com/5BVhAKMA0E
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) September 13, 2019
Also, a lead actress is starring alongside Hemsworth and Portman is Tessa Thompson. Following on from Thor handing her the throne of New Asgard in Avengers: Endgame, Valkyrie will be looking for her queen in the film, making her one of the MCU’s first openly LGBT heroes. Waititi is also assumed to reprise his fan-favorite role as Korg the Kronan.
The director also stated that he is still working on the script, and Marvel has not told us much else about Love and Thunder at present. He is got a while to perfect the screenplay, too, as the movie heads into production this coming March in Hemsworth’s native Australia.
Thor: Love and Thunder will be released in theaters on November 4th, 2021