Thor: Love & Thunder will see the return of fan-favorite Jane Foster. Natalie Portman is coming back to the fourth Thor movie. She will be donning Asgardian armor and the power of Thor to become the Mighty Thor, Goddess of Thunder. But a major character from the previous two Thro movies may no longer be coming back to play a role in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The character in question has been a source of some major comic relief in the previous two movies. The absence of the fan-favorite MCU character will be felt far and wide.
Any guesses on which character we might be talking about here?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe character we are talking about is Darcy, played by the hot and sultry Kat Dennings. Jane Foster’s incompetent assistant was a part of the first Thor movie as well as Thor: the Dark World. Dennings, like Natalie Portman, did no make an appearance in the third Thor movie – Thor: Ragnarok. Her chances of making it to Thor: Love & Thunder are very low.
But that is not to say Kat Dennings’ Darcy is going to be taken completely out of the MCU equation. She is going to make an appearance in another highly anticipated MCU project. Darcy is all but confirmed to appear in the MCU Disney+ web-series WandaVision.
Fans were speculating Darcy’s return to the Thor sub-franchise since Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster was also making a comeback in Thor 4. At the 2019 San Diego Comic Con, Portman announced to reprise her role as the Mighty Thor and wield Mjolnir in Thor: Love & Thunder. There was now news of other supporting characters like Darcy coming back. Foster only made one small, no dialog appearance in Avengers: endgame. Darcy remained absent from the MCU after her stint in Thor: The Dark World.
Kat Dennings finally broke her silence on whether her character is returning to the MCU movie. While she does appear in WandaVision, Darcy’s chances of making it to Thor: Live & Thunder look bleak. In a recent interview, Kat Dennings was asked about further updates regarding Darcy in Thor 4. To that she stated and we quote:
“No, still no idea!”, Dennings said. “I don’t think I’m in it. I feel like I would have heard by now. So literally my answer is I have no idea, I have even less an idea than I had before.”
Thor: Love & Thunder is on the verge of staring production. Filming begins next year in January 2021 with locations set all across Australia. Stars like Natalie Portman and Christian Bale (who plays the antagonist in the movie), have already reported for duty on set. Since production schedules for the movie have been finalized, from the looks of it Kat Dennings should have known by now if Darcy was going to appear in Thor: Love & Thunder. As she is yet to receive any news updates on Darcy’s return, we have to assume Thor: Love & Thunder have decided to let go of the character.
Or Kat Dennings might be lying!! Marvel actors are infamous to do that on interviews. We will know for sure when the movie releases on the 22nd of February, 2022.