Thor: Love and Thunder will have both debuts and returns on a grand scale, but the one most people are talking about is that of Natalie Portman as both Jane Foster and The Mighty Thor. In the first two films, it was Foster who found Thor after he was banished to Earth and helped him to realize that glory isn’t the only thing worth fighting for. However, in the second film, Portman had issues with Marvel after director Patty Jenkins (who would go on to direct the two Wonder Woman films) wasn’t allowed to do what fans knew she could.
Portland didn’t appear in the third Thor movie, Ragnarok, and was said to have “broken up” with Thor, as detailed in a chat with Loki. However, she’s back now and is very much up for playing a “newbie” hero.
“It’s exciting to get to be a superhero,” Portman said, “there’s no guidebook that comes along and tells you how to do it.”
As many noted in the trailers for the movie, Portman had to buff up a bit in order to be a “true Thor.”
“I trained for a long time before and during, and I was doing the whole protein shakes [thing]. It really helped prepare me for the level of action that we ended up doing,” Portman said of her training. “We had incredible stunt doubles who did the really hard stuff, but there’s still a great deal of running and jumping and swords and hammer-fighting. It was definitely helpful to be strong. To have that weight of the cape all day, you want to have some upper-body strength.”
Fans are hoping Thor: Love and Thunder does Jane and her transformation into The Mighty Thor justice. There’s nothing to do but wait until the film’s premiere next month.
Source: Total Film