Natalie Portman On Wearing Her Mighty Thor Suit For The First Time

Natalie Portman returns to the MCU after nearly a decade!

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Thor: Love and Thunder star Natalie Portman shares her reaction to wearing her Mighty Thor suit for the first time.

Natalie Portman makes her return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time since 2013 with the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. In the film, we see Portman return as Jane Foster, who becomes the Mighty Thor and wields Mjolnir, much to the surprise of Chris Hemsworth’s titular God of Thunder.

During the official press conference for Thor: Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman discussed wearing the Mighty Thor suit for the first time:

“Yeah, it was pretty wild of course, after seeing Chris wear the costume for so many years, and to to try and get a version on myself, and getting fitted for all the arms and cuffs and boots and everything was pretty surreal for the first time.”

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Like any other superhero movie actor/actress, Natalie Portman hit the gym pretty heavily to make sure she packs on some significant muscle as Mighty Thor. When asked about that process, she reflected on the following:

“I was especially grateful to everyone’s imagination to cast a 5’3 actress in a 6’0 role. I think that takes a real leap of possibility in your mind, and probably not something I will get the opportunity to get imagined as by any other group. It was a great challenge. Tessa [Thompson] and Chris [Hemsworth] obviously had a lot of experience in that world, so I got to learn a lot from them.”

Here is the synopsis for Thor: Love and Thunder:

The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on July 8, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming Thor film, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Thor: Love and Thunder Press Conference

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