We already knew that Natalie Portman won’t be returning to reprise her role as Jane Foster in “Thor: Ragnarok”, but now it appears that she may be gone for good.
Having played the astrophysicist and Thor’s love interest in “Thor” and “Thor: The Dark World”, the Oscar-winning actress recently told the Wall Street Journal that she probably won’t be making any future appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, going forward.
“As far as I know, I’m done. I mean, 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,” she told the publication. Although Portman did expresse gratitude for her experience in the first 2 “Thor” films, the 35-year-old actress appears to have mentally moved on from the role.
Admittedly, Jane Foster was the God of Thunder’s motivation to remain on Earth, but since “Ragnarok” will be set largely in the cosmos, perhaps Jane’s absence will make way for Thor’s new leading lady – Valkyrie aka Brunnhilde. The Norse heroine will be played by “Creed” star Tessa Thompson.
Even though Portman’s Jane Foster won’t be featured in “Thor: Ragnarok”, the 3rd instalment has added a number of new cast members to fill in the gap. Cate Blanchett will be taking on the role of the main villain as Hela, Jeff Goldblum will be playing the Grandmaster, while the villainous Skurge will be portrayed by Karl Urban.
“Thor: Ragnarok” will smash its way into theatres on 3rd November 2017.