Comic-Con: ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ Will Introduce Natalie Portman As The New Thor

I don’t know if Marvel planned it this way, but news of a fourth Thor movie broke just a few days ago. And so today’s announcement to the rabid Hall H crowd at Comic-Con had to do more than just confirm what we already knew. Damn, did they oblige.

Thor 4 will be titled Thor: Love and Thunder, with Chris Hemsworth back, Tessa Thompson returning as Valkyrie, and, shockingly, Natalie Portman reprising her role as Jane Foster…who will become the female Thor who debuted in the comics a few years ago. Writer/director Takia Waititi took to the stage and said he’d been reading Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor comic book series, the one that introduced female Thor, and that apparently gave him the idea to do it himself.

Waititi did a helluva rehabilitation job on Thor: Ragnarok, essentially rebooting the character so that fans wanted to see more of him. He’s the first Marvel character to get a fourth solo movie, based largely on what Waititi was able to do, injecting humor and a bit of tragedy into the thunder god’s story. What we don’t know is where Thor will be when this movie arrives. Will he still be hanging out with the Guardians of the Galaxy? Probably not, but one never knows.

Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on November 5th 2021.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.