Natalie Portman Discusses MCU Return in Thor: Love and Thunder

The recently released Thor: Love and Thunder features Natalie Portman’s return to the role of Jane Foster, albeit with the ability to wield Mjolnir and have the powers of Thor. According to the actress, getting to explore those new parts of the character was something she loved.

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In a new behind-the-scenes video from Marvel Entertainment, the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder answered questions that fans sent in from social media. One of them, directed at Portman, asked what aspects of Jane other than being The Mighty Thor she was excited to get the chance to explore that she hasn’t been able to in other Marvel Cinematic Universe entries.

“It was really fun to get to see her be kind of silly and ridiculous and embarrassing,” Portman said. “And also to see her, of course, be so capable of fighting and standing up for herself, and making her own decisions. I really enjoyed that.”

Thor: Love and Thunder features MCU alums Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who is now taking on the mantle of the Mighty Thor and will be wielding the iconic Mjolnir. Oscar winner Christian Bale will also be making his return to the superhero genre, as he signs on for the villainous role of Gorr the God Butcher.

Additional cast includes franchise alums such as Jaime Alexander as Sif, Taika Waititi as Korg, and Guardians of the Galaxy stars like Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, Sean Gunn’s Kraglin, and Vin Diesel’s Groot.

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Thor: Love and Thunder is once again being directed by Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which will be the follow-up to Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.

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