While it’s previously been said that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will be absent from Thor: Ragnarok – with Chris Hemsworth stating that she’s broken up with the God of Thunder following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron – director Taika Waititi is now seemingly teasing a potential appearance from the Oscar-winning actress.
The filmmaker has shared the following images of Portman in Leon: The Professional and Where the Heart Is, complete with the caption “Heed the signs #Ragnarok”…
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) May 6, 2017
The tweet is a little cryptic, and given that Portman is holding a plant in both images, it’s also led to some wild speculation that Jane could find herself joined by Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Portman had previously said that she thought she was “done” with Marvel, although she did express her interest in returning somewhere down the line.
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk alongside Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge and Sam Neill in an as-yet-unrevealed role. It is set for release on October 27th in the UK and November 3rd in the States.