Thor: Love And Thunder director Taika Waititi already has a name in mind for Natalie Portman’s newly empowered character.
During a recent Twitter exchange, Taika Waititi discussed the name for Natalie Portman’s character in the upcoming film, Thor: Love and Thunder. As you may remember, the film was announced at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, with the added bit that Natalie Portman’s character, Jane Foster, would be returning and wielding Thor’s hammer. Natalie Portman’s MCU version will be inspired by Jane Foster’s Lady Thor in the comics, but it seems Taika Waititi has a new name in mind for her character.
During the exchange, a fan on Twitter talked about how the name would “work” given the change in sex, calling Natalie Portman “Female Thor.” Taika Waititi then “corrected” the fan by giving her a definitive name:
Correction. She's called Mighty Thor.
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) July 21, 2019
What did you all make of the announcement? Are you happy to see Natalie Portman return to the Thor franchise? What do you make of her wielding Thor’s hammer? Are you glad to see Taika Waititi return to the franchise? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Taika Waititi’s last Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok, stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum.
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor: Ragnarok is now available Digital HD, Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD release on June 11.
Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder will be released on November 5, 2021.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.