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Natalie Portman will make her triumphant return as the female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder

Natalie Portman will make her triumphant return to the Marvel universe as the female Thor in upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder

She’s back!

Natalie Portman will be making her triumphant return as Jane Foster in the upcoming, Thor: Love And Thunder, alongside stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.

But this go-around her character will transform into the female Thor, according to the film’s director Taika Waititi.

She's back! Natalie Portman is making her triumphant return as the female Thor in the upcoming, Thor: Love And Thunder

She’s back! Natalie Portman is making her triumphant return as the female Thor in the upcoming, Thor: Love And Thunder 

The big reveal was made during the panel portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

Confirming the news with dramatic effect, Portman came out on stage and was given the Thor hammer, which got a rousing response from the adoring fans.

‘I’ve always had a little hammer envy,” she told the audience, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.

The fourth installment in the franchise is based on Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor comics, which introduced readers to the female Thor. 

The big reveal: The big reveal was made during the panel portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday

 The big reveal: The big reveal was made during the panel portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday

Passing the baton: The film's director Taika Waititi handed Portman the Thor hammer at the event which got a rousing response from the crowd

Passing the baton: The film’s director Taika Waititi handed Portman the Thor hammer at the event which got a rousing response from the crowd

Brining her to life: Portman first played Jane Foster in the 2011's Thor and again in 2013's Thor: The dark World

Birthday: The Jane Foster character was created by Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber and penciler Jack Kirby in 1962

The beginning: Portman’s Jane Foster first appeared in the September 1962 comics issue Journey Into Mystery

The actress appeared in the first two Thor movies – Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013) – but skipped out on the third film in the franchise, Thor: Ragnarock (2017). 

Portman was last seen portraying Jane Foster in a cameo in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

The Jane Foster character was created by Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber and penciler Jack Kirby, and first appeared in the September 1962 Marvel Comics issue Journey Into Mystery. 

Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to hit in theaters on November 5, 2021.   

Dramatic: Waititi along with stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson were on hand for the huge announcement

Dramatic: Waititi along with stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson were on hand for the huge announcement

Humbling: The two stars were overwhelmed by the loud response from fans

Humbling: The two stars were overwhelmed by the loud response from fans

The countdown! Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to hit in theaters on November 5, 2021

The countdown! Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to hit in theaters on November 5, 2021

 

Daily Mail UK

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