When the teaser trailer of Thor: Love and Thunder dropped, they introduced Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor. Natalie Portman’s character Jane Foster has been absent from the MCU for a long time and it would be an understatement to say the comeback was awesome. The second she grabbed the Mjolnir, all MCU fans couldn’t hold back their excited squeals. The movie is coming out soon and the fans cannot wait to see more of Jane Foster as Thor. The ones who watched the early premiere are already going crazy over her performance.
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Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder
Jane Foster as Mighty Thor has been stealing all the limelight and is all the internet can talk about. She was first introduced as a physicist doing her research in a remote desert, with Erik Selvig and intern, Darcy Lewis. She then meets Thor and the two fall in love. But she wasn’t seen in the MCU for a long time after the events of Thor: The Dark World, though she was mentioned once in Ragnarok.
Natalie Portman has also talked about the transition of her character from the damsel in distress to a superhero, a worthy wielder of Mjolnir. She said in a recent interview, “On ‘Black Swan,’ I was asked to get as small as possible. Here, I was asked to get as big as possible. That’s an amazing challenge — and also a state of mind as a woman.” She also talked about how she improved her posture and body language to appear convincing as Thor.
Twitter is going crazy over Natalie Portman in her new avatar
With the early look at the character, people have taken Twitter to express how much they love Jane in her new mantle. Some people have even called her their new religion. Chris Hemsworth has been sidelined as the MCU fans are crushing over Lady Thor. Check out some of the fan tweets below.
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#ThorLoveAndThunder is what you'd expect from Taika Waititi. Full of heart, great music and tons of comedy. Bale is fantastic as #Gorr , but it's Natalie Portman who steals the show. When she wields Mjölnir she IS the Mighty #Thor . Another solid entry in the #MCU. pic.twitter.com/KallwLdBl5
— Joshua Ryan (@MrMovieGuy86) June 24, 2022
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER is a rockin’ great time with electrifying action, lots of laughs (the screaming goats!) & a profound story on absent gods & our desire for love. Natalie Portman makes a mighty return & Christian Bale slays it as the terrifying Gorr. The best Thor film yet! pic.twitter.com/s42SkqxlJj
— Matt Neglia @Tribeca (@NextBestPicture) June 24, 2022
#ThorLoveAndThunder is predictably hilarious yet unexpectedly personal and heartfelt. Christian Bale and Natalie Portman's performances truly shine while Waititi delivers an emotional story. I think this may be my favorite Thor movie. pic.twitter.com/i7BpmQHvQ1
— Richard Nebens – The Direct (@RichardNebens) June 24, 2022
Natalie Portman aka our Mighty Thor. pic.twitter.com/QU2lbzN0KM
— Natalie Portman Daily (@NatalieHrshlag) June 24, 2022
Wow!! #ThorLoveandThunder is great! The best entry in Phase 4 behind Shang-Chi and No Way Home. I laughed. I cried. Then I laughed and cried some more, in that order. Natalie Portman is FINALLY given her due. Dr. Jane Foster is more than worthy of being the Mighty Thor.⚡️ pic.twitter.com/oOop89P1uf
— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) June 24, 2022
According to the comics, Jane Foster takes the mantle of Thor after the real Thor is deemed unworthy of Mjolnir, she becomes the worthy wielder of the hammer. She was even a part of the Avengers. We cannot wait to see what storyline MCU has chosen to tell how the big-screen version of the character turns into Thor. Her journey would be fun to know, considering the time she has been missing. What adventures did she have?
Thor: Love and Thunder comes out on July 7, 2022.