It was recently revealed that the Warriors Three would be returning for Thor: Ragnarok, but the jury was still out on whether or not we would see astrophysicist Jane Foster make an appearance in the third installment in the Thor series.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Natalie Portman not only confirmed that she will not be reprising the role of Jane Foster in Thor: Ragnarok, but that as far as she knows, she’s done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe altogether.
“I don’t know if, maybe, one day they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever. I have no idea! But as far as I know I’m done…it was a great thing to be a part of.”
Although it’s a shame that we may not see Portman in a Marvel movie again, it’s also not really surprising. The previous two Thor movies really underserved her character and it never felt like Marvel quite knew what to do with Portman or Jane Foster. It would have been nice to see Marvel take another stab at getting the character right in Thor: Ragnarok, but at the same time it’s refreshing to see the studio cut their losses and cut a character who wasn’t working.
Hopefully, Jane’s absence will open the door for a possible Thor romance with Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif … or they could just remain friends, whatever works (honestly, we’d just like to see Lady Sif have a more substantial role going forward because she’s awesome).
The Natalie Portman-less Thor: Ragnarok opens November 3, 2017.
(Via: Heroic Hollywood)