Find out below why the character of Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman in the first two “Thor” films, does not appear in the third installment of the Adventures of the God of Thunder.
Thor : Ragnarök : The beginning of the end
In the third installment of his heroic adventures, Thor finds himself in bad shape. Deprived of his hammer, he is held prisoner on a remote planet while Asgard is threatened. In order to save the city, the hero must prevent the dreaded Hela – his sister – to carry out the Ragnarök.
This mysterious term designates a most disturbing reality: the destruction of the world and therefore the end of the Asgardian civilization. However, before throwing himself into battle, the god of thunder begins with a titanic fight against a well-known face. Indeed, it is about one of his former comrades in arms, namely the Hulk!
If we find Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Idris Elba (Heimdall) or Anthony Hopkins (Odin), the character of Dr. Jane Foster does not stack up for this third opus populated with new arrivals, like those of Mark Ruffalo and Cate Blanchett. But then, why did Natalie Portman not continued the adventure ? The first element of answer is of an unstoppable logic: because the God of Thunder and herself, after a passionate romance, separated themselves !
TO Entertainment Weekly, decision-makers humorously explain that Thor : Ragnarök could have been called “Thor: forget Jane Foster”. Even more, the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, explains that the character of Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson) comes close to an equal for the God of Thunder.
We wanted his relationship with Jane to have changed in unexpected ways since The Dark World and we also wanted to confront him with a character who is, if not equal, superior to him.
Natalie Portman also reacted, explaining that – subject to a surprise – her adventure with Marvel was well and truly finished.
Meanwhile, the actress clearly did not lose by the change. Rather than turn Thor : Ragnarök, the young woman lends her features to Jackie Kennedy in 2016 in the biopic of the same name and wins an Oscar nomination ! She then turns several beautiful projects like Song to Song or from My Life with John F. Donovan. But contrary to what she thought at the time, Natalie Portman ended up fall back into Marvel’s arms. We can see it in 2019 in Avengers : Endgame.
More so, it is she who will take the lead role of the fourth installment of Thor, titled Love and Thunder. If you had missed the news, in this upcoming feature film directed by hottest director Taika Waititi, Jane Foster will become Thor! She will thus work alongside the mighty Valkyrie, named Queen of Asgard by the latter shortly before his departure. The two women will notably have to overcome Gorr the Slayer of the Gods, camped by Christian Bale. The new role of the young woman is for the first time mentioned in the comics, in which we learn that the doctor and nurse becomes worthy to lift Mjöllnir ! So you should soon find Jane Foster as Mighty Thor and witness its long-awaited transformation.
Find Thor : Ragnarök August 29 at 9:05 p.m. on TF1!