Comic Con 2019 brought Natalie Portman back to the Thor franchise. Kevin Feige and Taika Waititi revealed that not only will Portman be returning as Jane Foster, but she will also become worthy of Mjolnir. It was at this moment that Portman promised to work out in order to embody the Mighty Thor persona. And apparently, she has fulfilled her promise. In recent times, a slew of Thor 4 set photos have made their way to the internet. And one of those images includes Natalie Portman’s beefy Mighty Thor arms. Check it out:
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No, this isn’t tailored. Nobody has photoshopped Portman’s face on someone else’s body. This is one hundred percent Natalie Portman. Kudos to her for having attained this shape! It’s usually Chris Hemsworth who leaves everyone in awe of his physique. But now that Portman is taking on the Thor moniker, she is also following the footsteps of her co-star.
Her Cancer Story Arc
It will be interesting to see how Jane Foster becomes worthy of Mjolnir. In the comics, her cancer played a huge role in unlocking her worthiness. And last year, Portman mentioned that we might get a version of Jane’s cancer arc in the MCU as well. Here’s what she told Yahoo:
“I can’t tell you that much. I’m really excited. I’m starting to train, to get muscles. If there can be all these female superheroes, the more of them they are, the better it is. I’m trying to think — it’s based on the graphic novel of the Mighty Thor. She’s going through cancer treatment and is a superhero on the side.”
She has bulked up as she promised. And now that she is turning into the Mighty Thor, she will probably have to maintain this shape for quite a while. It’s unlikely that her Mighty Thor persona will be a one-and-done thing. So, we have to get used to seeing Natalie Portman like this. Honestly, none of us would mind that.
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