When Thor star Natalie Portman made a jaw-dropping cameo in Avengers: Endgame, a lot of people th…
When Thor star Natalie Portman made a jaw-dropping cameo in Avengers: Endgame, a lot of people thought that it was just a one-time deal to simply deliver some fan service as if the 2019 blockbuster lacked any. Turns out, Jane Foster’s appearance in one of the time heist scenes was a subtle hint that she’s actually making her full-time return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after a long hiatus.
Lo and behold, Portman is making her way back to the franchise in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, and not only that but she’s set to play a pretty hefty role as the Goddess of Thunder herself.
Of course, becoming the female version of The Mighty Thor isn’t going to be a walk in the park for the actress but despite the fact that she could take the easy way out and rely on some CGI magic to make her look more "credible" for the part, Portman actually went through rigorous training to physically prepare for the project and the results were insane.
In a recent conversation with Vanity Fair, Natalie finally opened up about her drastic physical transformation and according to her, being a jacked-up version of herself has helped her get in the zone as Thor. She said: "It definitely helps you get into character, and it’s definitely changed the way I move. You walk differently; you feel different. I mean, it’s so wild to feel strong for the first time in my life."
You gotta commend Natalie for going the extra mile on her journey to becoming an official MCU hero and I’m pretty excited to finally see her in full costume. It just goes to show that she’s grateful for the opportunity to return to the billion-dollar franchise and be given a more substantial role. I’m pretty positive she’ll make the most out of it.
Thor: Love and Thunder will hit cinemas in 2022.