In an interview with Uproxx on a press tour for Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi claimed he “didn’t have to do much” to convince Natalie Portman to return to the MCU for the fourth instalment in the Thor franchise.
“I mean, I didn’t have to do much,” Waititi said. “And, I think for her it was about making the character interesting. And I think especially when you’re playing “an Earthling who’s just into science” in one of these big movies, it kind of gets a bit sort of, you know… After doing that for two movies, you want to do something different. I think for her, the thing that might’ve been attractive about this is being able to step it up and be a superhero. And I’d rather her do that than play a scientist. And it’s also from the comics as well. So it’s not something we made up.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is set for release on November 5th 2021, and will see Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster joined by returning Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame star Tessa Thompson.
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