There were many big announcements inside Hall H during the Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con this year. It seems like the most talked about is the passing of the hammer of Thor to it’s next worthy owner. When we saw Natalie Portman walking the carpet at the Avengers: Endgame premiere, I think we all knew something was up. Those suspicions could not have been more spot on.
Not only is Portman set to reprise her role at Jane Foster in Thor: Love And Thunder, but she will be taking the mantle of the title character as well. You can see returning director Taika Waititi literally passing the proverbial torch here:
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will also be returning. Speaking of Thompson, we also know that she will be the first LGBTQ superhero in the MCU, as she will look to “find her Queen” as the new ruler of Asgard. Who that might be is going to be great speculation for the fans in the coming years.
There is no word on how this story will play out, or how much night be adapted from the comic run by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman. No matter what, Aaron is understandably excited.
Consider me thunderously excited. The Jane Foster Thor storyline I did with @rdauterman, (Eisner winner!) @COLORnMATT & so many more talented artists is one of my proudest moments in comics. I can’t wait to see @TaikaWaititi & Natalie Portman bring the Goddess of Thunder to life. pic.twitter.com/3pylwsfR9e
— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) July 21, 2019
We will all find out together when Thor: Love And Thunder strikes theaters on November 5, 2021.
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