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‘Disney Doesn’t Care About Star Wars’: Taika Waititi Forgetting Natalie Portman Was in Star Wars Is Frustrating, Fans Believe Another Last Jedi Is Coming

Thor: Love and Thunder writer and director Taika Waititi acknowledges that he forgot Natalie Portman was in the Star Wars prequels when he wanted her if she’d accept featuring in his upcoming movie. The actress joined the MCU as Jane Foster in 2011’s Thor before making again her role in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. After jumping into Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, she comes back as the Mighty Thor in the second MCU film, which will be hitting theaters soon.

Taika Waititi wants Natalie Portman to be in his Star Wars movie
Taika Waititi wants Natalie Portman to be in his Star Wars movie

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Now let’s roll back to the years when Natalie Portman starred in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy as Padmé Amidala. The Phantom Menace brought her up as the Queen of Naboo, and Attack of the Clones saw her falling for Anakin Skywalker, before dying in childbirth in Revenge of the Sith.

Taika Waititi Asked Natalie Portman if She Wanted to Be In His Star Wars Film

Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala, Star Wars
Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala, Star Wars

Her character is a crucial figure in the Star Wars canon. Even though, Taika Waititi missed this during their job together. According to an interview with Rolling Stone, the director discussed working with the actress on Love and Thunder. And further information indicates his next project will be a Star Wars film, and he had the chance to talk about it with Natalie Portman while on set.

“Natalie said to me, what do you do next? And I said “I’m trying to work on a Star Wars thing. Have you ever wanted to be in a Star Wars movie?” She said, “I’ve been in Star Wars movies.” I forgot about those ones.”

 

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On top of that, the actress has evolved into an acclaimed personality outside of the world of franchises. But, there’s a continuous appetite among fans to see the actress reprise her underutilized role as well. Perhaps the director can assist to make that happen.

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Queen Padme Amidala, Star Wars
Queen Padme Amidala, Star Wars

However, a report says that the director was so impressed by her performance while on the set for Thor: Love and Thunder that he felt it would be an incredible idea to get her involved in his next project! But also the director seems to be blank on the fact that the actress played a vital role as Padme Amidala (the character whose looming death triggered Anakin Skywalker’s descent into Darth Vader). As for Taika Waititi’s Star Wars project, it’s still unclear exactly what the movie will be about however, he says he likes it to be detached from the main Skywalker films.

Thor: Love and Thunder will be given a theatrical release and premiere in the U.S. on Friday, July 8 2022

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Written by Shreeparna Das