The mighty Thor has arrived. Thanks to some official merchandise for the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder we now have our first look at Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster superhero dressed as her version of the MCU hero. The image comes courtesy of a t-shirt given to crew members, with the merch also showing our first look at Thor and Valkyrie’s new costumes.
Jane Foster’s The Mighty Thor is very similar to her inked comic book counterpart, depicting her wearing a similar helmet, as well as armor and a red cape. In addition to the Thor-themed costume, Foster can also be seen wearing the powerful hammer, Mjölnir. Next to Foster’s Mighty Thor are both The God of Thunder and the ruler of New Asgard, Valkyrie, and the former once again brandishes his weapon, Stormbreaker.
While plot details for Thor: Love and Thunder remain largely secret, we have known for some time that NNatalie Portman will reprise the role of Jane Foster and join the pantheon of MCU heroes. The actress previously commented on her character, confirming that her version of Thor will share the screen with Chris Hemsworth’s: “There’s still the other Thor — the original Thor.” Portman has even since revealed that she will wield the God of Thunder’s coveted hammer in the film, with the actress proudly proclaiming “I do, I do,” in response to whether Foster can take the weapon as her own.
And thus, Thor: Love and Thunder will draw inspiration from the mighty Thor run comic book. Written by Jason Aaron with artwork by Russell Dauterman, the comic book run saw Jane Foster dress up as the Asgardian hero while being treated for breast cancer, with the power of Thor’s hammer both restoring her strength and stopping her cancer treatment, leaving her in an impossible situation. . Portman, whose excitement over her role in the film is making her drop spoilers left and right, has even hinted how closely Thor: Love and Thunder will follow Aaron’s work and say, “I’m starting to train to gain muscle. If there could be all these female superheroes, the more they are the better it is. I’m trying to think – it’s based on the graphic novel by The Mighty Thor. She’s undergoing cancer treatment and is a superhero on the side.”
While these details seemingly reveal a lot about Foster’s role, we still don’t know exactly how the character will end up in the MCU adventures again, nor how she’ll gain the power of the hammer, and thus Thor’s abilities. Her transformation has been teased recently thanks to some behind-the-scenes footage that has the actress floating as she’s undoubtedly imbued with the power of the Asgardian God, but for now we’re none the wiser as to how exactly this comes about.
However, something that has been revealed is that Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will be pitted against Oscar winner and The Dark Knight star Christian Bale, who joins the MCU as the villain Gorr the God Butcher, an alien warrior whose hatred of the gods leads him on a revenge mission across time and space. Additionally, the film will also feature the Guardians of the Galaxy, Lady Sif and Russell Crowe, who joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Zeus. Directed again by Taika Waititi, he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to be released in the United States on May 6, 2022 as part of Phase Four of the MCU. This is from Thor: Love and Thunder News.
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