Natalie Portman Interview: Thor Love And Thunder

The reviews have already come in saying that the first solo release since 2017 Thor: Ragnarok is full of heart and humor.

which is in large part due to the always fruitful teamwork between star Chris Hemsworth and acclaimed filmmaker Taika Waititi.

But credit must also be given to the grand return of Natalie Portman's Jane Foster, whose major role in the new film provides a lot of the story's momentum.

Jane Foster hasn't been seen in the present since Thor: The Dark World, nearly a decade ago. After breaking up with him offscreen.

But now, Portman is back for real and brought a good friend with her: Thor's trusty hammer Mjolnir, who now responds to Jane's touch instead of Thor's.

Speaking of friends, King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) has taken quite the liking to Jane as well, leaving one to wonder if Thor will be the only one left out of the circle of love.

Screen Rant spoke to Portman about wielding the hammer after being out of the MCU for so long, what's changed about the filmmaking process under Kevin Feige's guidance.

To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who -- to his surprise -- inexplicably wields his magical hammer.


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