Natalie Portman to play Lady Thor opposite Chris Hemsworth in Marvel sequel

Jacob Stolworthy

Natalie Portman will return to the Thor franchise with elevated status as a female version of the superhero.

The news was announced as part of the star-studded panel that saw Marvel Studios reveal every new film it will release up until 2020, including a solo outing for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, a sequel for Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and The Eternals, which will star Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden.

Director Taika Waititi, who oversaw Thor: Ragnarok, will return for the next instalment, officially titled Thor: Love and Thunder.

Portman will reprise the role of Jane Foster alongside Chris Hemsworth, but this time around she’ll lift the god of thunder’s hammer as a superhero in her own right.

Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie will also appear in the film.

You can find the full list of 10 films – as well as Disney+ TV shows – Marvel announced at Comic-Con here.

Thor: Love and Thunder will be released in November 2021.

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