We knew that Natalie Portman wouldn’t be returning to Thor: Ragnarok as Jane Foster, and now the Black Swan star has stated that we shouldn’t expect to see her in any Marvel film any time soon.
Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Portman was asked if she would be back again at some point.
“I don’t know if, maybe, one day they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever,” she answered. “I have no idea! But as far as I know I’m done.”
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige previously stated that the reason for Jane Foster’s absence from the third Thor movie was due to the story, which apparently barely features Earth/Midgard at all. As that shirtless-thrashing-around-in-a-pool-in-a-cave sequence in Avengers: Age Of Ultron indicated, it’s all about to kick off in Asgard, and the new characters, including Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Cate Blanchett’s Hela, Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster and Karl Urban’s Skurge, are definitely not from around Jane’s neck of the woods.
It was previously reported that Portman wasn’t entirely happy with the way that Thor: The Dark World‘s production turned out, as director Patty Jenkins was replaced by Game Of Thrones veteran Alan Taylor, which the actress was apparently very upset about. Jenkins would have been the first female director of a superhero movie since Lexi Alexander made Punisher: War Zone, a feat that she’s now accomplished thanks to the upcoming Wonder Woman.
Although it’s always great to see Portman in anything, it’s hard to be too upset about Jane’s absence from Ragnarok with so many amazing actors working on Taika Waititi’s movie. We’re still struggling to comprehend the idea of seeing Cate Blanchett AND Jeff Goldblum in a Thor movie. And Tessa Thompson. And Karl Urban. And it’s from the director of Eagle Vs Shark, Boy, What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt For The Wilderpeople!
However, we’re assuming that means no Kat Dennings as Darcy, which is obviously terrible news.
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