‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Natalie Portman Just Spilled On What It’s Really Like to Hold Mjölnir

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Natalie Portman is making her highly-anticipated return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thor: Love and Thunder. Marvel has been very secretive in regards to the mission, however we do know that Portman would be the subsequent particular person to wield Mjölnir. With the movie set to open in theaters subsequent 12 months, Portman not too long ago revealed what it’s like holding Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) hammer.

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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ star Natalie Portman with director Taika Waititi | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Portman returns to the MCU

Apart from recycled footage, the actress has not appeared as Jane
Foster since Thor: The Dark World, although the studio did reference her
in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarok.

Many followers suspected that Portman would by no means return to the MCU, however that modified this summer time when Marvel introduced that she will likely be reprising her function as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder. The studio additionally revealed that Jane will turn into the brand new Thor, although precisely how that transition comes about is but to be seen.

Portman opened up about holding Mjölnir throughout an look on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Without spilling too many particulars, Portman revealed that the load of Thor’s hammer actually took her without warning.

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“It was nerve-racking, like somebody’s gonna name me out
about one thing. I didn’t get to observe [the hammer] forward of time, so I
picked it up and it was form of heavy. It was like, ‘Oooh,’” she shared.

We can solely assume that Portman acquired used to the hammer as filming is about to start out in Australia. Thor: Love and Thunder is about to open in theaters on November 5, 2021, and director Taika Waititi not too long ago confirmed that manufacturing will start this summer time.

Waititi opens up about ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

In addition to Hemsworth returning as Thor and Portman coming
again as Jane, Love and Thunder can even see Tessa Thompson reprising
her function as Valkyrie.

Unfortunately, Marvel has not launched any particulars in regards to the
film’s plot. Waititi, nonetheless, not too long ago opened up about beginning manufacturing
and revealed when filming will seemingly get underway.

“Well, we transfer all the way down to Sydney round April, I believe, perhaps.
And then we’ll begin taking pictures in all probability round August, I believe,” he said.

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Waititi has a number of places in thoughts in Australia, although the
brushfires which have devastated the area may derail a few of his plans. In
reality, Waititi admitted that issues are very chaotic in Australia in the intervening time
and the scenario seems to be getting worse.

Although we have no idea a lot in regards to the film’s plot, it’s anticipated to select up following the occasions in Avengers: Endgame. In the movie, we realized that the Asgardians had arrange a brand new dwelling on Earth after Asgard was destroyed in Ragnarok.

Thor additionally handed the mantle of management to Valkyrie, who will seemingly play a giant function
in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Is a trans superhero coming to the MCU?

Over the previous few years, Marvel has made numerous strides making the MCU extra inclusive. Marvel president Kevin Feige has already hinted that no less than one homosexual superhero will likely be launched in Phase 4, and his more moderen feedback counsel {that a} trans character can also be going to debut within the close to future, probably Thor: Love and Thunder.

During a Q&A session on the New York Film Academy, Feige was
requested if Marvel would ever introduce a trans superhero in a film. In response,
Feige revealed that they’re planning on it and that it might joyful “very
quickly.”

“Yes, absolutely yes,” Feige shared. “And very quickly. In a film
we’re taking pictures proper now.”

Feige didn’t provide any extra particulars on that entrance, however followers are
hoping that the primary trans superhero will likely be Sera, who’s a part of the comedian
titled Angela: Asgard’s Assassin.

Sera is a lady who’s a part of a line of male angels known as the
Anchorite of Heben. She was assigned a male gender when she was born, and the
co-creator of the story, Kieron Gillen, not too long ago confirmed that Sera is trans.

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ casting listing reveals trans function

Marvel has not commented about introducing Sera in Love and
Thunder.
  This previous summer time, there
had been rumors that the studio was searching for a trans actress to play the a part of
a personality named Jessica.

We do not know if the rumors are true, however we do know that Love and Thunder will characteristic a bisexual character in Thompson’s Valkyrie. The actress has been very open about her character being bisexual, one thing that may seemingly be confirmed within the upcoming movie.

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Hopefully, we’ll study extra as Thor: Love and Thunder
gears up for filming this summer time, and is scheduled to be launched November 5,
2021.

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