Natalie Portman will take up the role of Thor in the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder.
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, and director Taika Waititi will also return from 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok and Portman will reprise her character of Dr Jane Foster, who debuted in the 2011 original.
This role and gender change have got a whole lot of people confused wondering what the role of Hemsworth will be. However, Waititi explained that the movie would be based on an existing 2014 comic book storyline where Thor loses his abilities and Jane Foster wields his powers and magical hammer Mjolnir.
Further details of the plot have not been released, but the New Zealand director clarified that her name would be Mighty Thor.
And at the end of Hemsworth’s most recent on-screen appearance in Avengers: Endgame, the character had left his role as ruler of Asgard to join the Guardians of the Galaxy team, and appointed Thompson’s Valkyrie character as his replacement.
Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth instalment in the franchise, and Waititi’s second time directing a Marvel film.