When Marvel first announced Thor: Love and Thunder, the big surprise came when the studio confirmed Natalie Portman would return as Jane Foster. But the actress wouldn't just reprise the role of the astrophysicist she played in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World -- she would now also wield Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor, taking inspiration from Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's comic series of the same name.
Since the comic saw Jane Foster take the place of Thor, certain fans may have wondered if the same situation would unfold in the film. However, director Taika Waititi has now confirmed Love and Thunder is, indeed, a Thor film.
When asked by MTV who the star of Thor: Love and Thunder was, Chris Hemsworth or Natalie Portman, Waititi answered: "It's Chris. It's a Thor film. He is Thor, it's a Thor film," he reiterated, before humorously adding: "She's in it."
.@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
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. The film arrives in theaters on Nov. 5, 2021.