Marvel Studios announced Saturday during their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con a slate of new upcoming projects running through 2021. Among the ten new titles was the inevitable fourth Thor film, now officially called Thor: Love and Thunder.

As mentioned, the announcement of a fourth film was not surprising seeing is how Thor: Ragnarok grossed over $853 million at the worldwide box office. Similarly, nobody was caught off guard when Ragnarok director Taika Waititi walked out on stage. It was previously announced heading into Comic Con that the What We Do in the Shadows would both write and direct the film.

What did come as a bit of a shocker, however, was the news that Natalie Portman would not only be reprising her role as Jane Foster from the first two films, but that she will at some point wield Thor’s hammer to become the Goddess of Thunder.

Waititi cited Jason Aron’s run on The Mighty Thor comic as his inspiration for the project:

“That story line is incredible is full emotion, love and thunder and introduces for the first time female Thor.”

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will reprise their roles as Odinson and Valkyrie, respectively.

Thor: Love and Thunder will strike theaters on Nov. 5, 2021.


What do you make of the news that Natalie Portman could be in line to take over as Thor? Is it something you’re behind or would you like to continue to see Chris Hemsworth in the role? Jump down to the comments below and share all your Thor: Love and Thunder thoughts!


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