The actress was attracted by the opportunity to turn from an inconspicuous character of the second plan into a superheroine.
Marvel fans were shocked when Natalie Portman appeared on the stage of the Comic-Con comic book festival earlier this year, holding Thor’s hammer in her hand. The actress has not appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the release of Thor 2: The Kingdom of Darkness (2013), and it seemed that she had finished the role of Jane Foster. But recently it became known that in the upcoming film “Thor: Love and Thunder” Portman has the role of the Mighty Thor, because it is Jane Foster who will become the new owner of the magic hammer. It turned out that Taika Waititi, director of Love and Thunder, convinced the actress to return to the franchise:
Frankly, I did not have to make much effort. I think it was necessary for Natalie to make her character interesting. This is especially important when in such large films you play “an earthling who is obsessed with science,” because such an image fades in order against the rest, you understand … Having played such a role in two other parts, you would like something else. I think that in the new film, the most attractive thing for Natalie was the opportunity to take a step forward and turn into a superhero. And I completely for her to play such a role, and not again portray the scientist. Moreover, such a reincarnation is spelled out in the comics themselves, so we did not have to invent anything.
Recall that in the films “Thor” and “Thor 2: The Kingdom of Darkness” Portman played the second violin, while in the center of the plot was the character of Chris Hemsworth. It is quite natural that the prospect of coming to the forefront became for the Oscar winner a key factor that predetermined her return to the Marvel cinema universe.