Once it was announced that Natalie Portman would become Thor in the upcoming ‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘ there were a ton of questions as to what direction the film would take. Director Taika Waititi let fans previously know that there would be 2 Thors in the movie and now is making clear who exactly the star of the upcoming Marvel Studios film will be. With a new Thor in the picture, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie having to build a new Asgard, and the original Thor joining the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ it could easily feel like Chris Hemsworth’s character wouldn’t be front and center in the film. If anything, it would be an easy guess to say that Hemsworth was passing Mjolnir to Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster to become Mighty Thor and keep Earth safe while he was off-world helping his new friends.
However, in a recent interview, the director was asked if Portman or Hemsworth would be the leading character in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ where he replied:
“It’s Chris. It’s a Thor film. He is Thor, it’s a Thor film. She’s in it.”
So while we will see Foster becoming Mighty Thor, she won’t be taking over full time quite yet. You can check out the full clip of this reveal below:
.@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
There you have it folks, straight from the director’s mouth we will have Chris Hemsworth as the leading character in at least one more “Thor” film! This movie could quite easily set up Portman to take over as the Goddess of Thunder moving forward, but we’ll have to see how the upcoming story plays out before we can make a guess as to what happens next. Portman never really got a chance to flex her acting abilities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and with Waititi at the helm, I suspect that will finally change.
Will you be checking out ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ when it is released? Are you thrilled that we’ll be getting at least one more “Thor” movie with Chris Hemsworth as the leading character? Do you feel that Natalie Portman will be able to be the leading lady in a future “Thor” film or will that depend on how she is when she finally is able to act in the upcoming movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
We’ll learn more when ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ lands in your local theaters November 5th, 2021!
Source: Screen Rant