Just a few weeks from the release Thor: Love and Thunder. As the promotion for Marvel’s new film heats up, filmmaker Taika Waititi talks about how she convinced comedian Natalie Portman to return as Jane Foster. In fact, Marvel’s adventure was later abandoned after all Thor: The Dark World.
Thor: Love and Thunder – Jane Foster is at the center of the plot
On July 13, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will reveal their new film to the world: Thor: Love and Thunder. Mark the feature film Taika Waititi’s return to directing after his former feat of Thor: Ragnarok. In fact, with the third part of the saga Thor, Taika Waititi modernized the character, to make it more humane, more funny and above all more attractive. In addition, Thor: Ragnarok brings more than $ 853 million box office receipts.
Inevitably, Marvel Studios relied on him to create Thor: Love and Thunder. A fourth opus to go inspired by Jason Aaron’s cult comics. An arch where Thor loses his Asgardian power and then becomes Odinson. Mjolnir then has no owner, and Taken by Jane Foster. The latter became the new goddess of thunder. The only problem is that he has terminal cancer. And each of his changes to Thor weakened him even more. It remains to be seen, however, whether Taika Waititi will accept the cancer scheme or not. In parallel, the terrible Gorr roams the universe to kill all the gods of creation.
The return of Natalie Portman
To adapt Jason Aaron’s comics, Taika Waititi needs to bring Natalie Portman back in the role of Jane Foster. However, the actress hung out with Marvel Universe in 2013 afterwards Thor: The Dark World. Particularly because he considered his behavior to be too secondary and insufficient to impact the situation of women. In a recent interview with Fandango, Taika Waititi explains how she convinced Natalie Portman to return to MCU:
Her character in the first movies isn’t probably the most exciting version of the female character we expect from those movies … So I have to talk to her and explain to her that I want to change her character like we change character by Thor for Ragnarok, to give him more freedom to be adventurous, fun and funny. Because Natalie is such a funny person! Unfortunately, that’s not always the main purpose when they make characters in movies …
It must be said that Jane Foster always lived in the shadow of the Asgardian warrior. Thor: Love and Thunder allow him to take the hand and to be the central character of this new component, to see the continuity of the MCU. Taika Waititi also clarified that this return will in no way ruin the continuity of the MCU:
What exactly happened: did they break up? Who left who? We have complete creative freedom to do whatever we want along the lines! There is a love of this movie on every level. Everyone has a little revival in one way or another – universal love and love for self, love for friends, love for the universe. You can think of a few things from the title, but also don’t assume too much! The picture I think of looks like the cover of a good old station novel. I want it to feel like this. I approach things from an Official and Gentleman angle, especially the final scene … I think I was influenced by the great romances of making this film!
Thor: Love and Thunder therefore expected July 13 in dark rooms.