Thor: Love and Thunder is only a few more months away, as we get our first fourth entry in an MCU franchise. Chris Hemsworth returns as the mighty God of Thunder will explore the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, as he flew out into space with the Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s not all, as we’ll also get the grand return of Natalie Portman, who left the franchise after a frustrating experience with Thor: The Dark World. It seems that Marvel Studios hopes to make up for that and has some bigger plans for her character
Director Taika Waititi somehow managed to convince her to return, as he proudly announced during San Diego Comic-Con that she’ll take on the mantle of Mighty Thor in the upcoming sequel. Geeks Worldwide’s KC Walsh seemingly adds to a statement by leaker @MyTimetoShineH that there are plans to give Portman her own solo project after Love and Thunder releases.
It would make sense given how many characters getting introduced as of late are legacy characters, and it would be interesting to explore Jane’s newfound power after the events of the film. Of course, it does make you wonder what it might mean for Hemsworth‘s time with the character. In December, he did hint that he may be slowly losing interest and this would be a way for him to pass on the mantle. For now, we still need to take it as a rumor but will see what the future has in store once Thor: Love and Thunder drop in July.