Natalie Portman played an important character in Marvel’s “Thor” and “Thor: The Dark World.” She expertly portrayed Thor’s love interest, Jane Foster, an astrophysicist caught in his world when the crown prince of Asgard was exiled from his planet to Earth. Foster and the Norse God quickly became friends and much more during the second movie.
Although Portman won’t star opposite Chris Hemsworth in the third movie, “Thor: Ragnarok,” will the Israeli actress ever make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)?
Portman confirmed to Wall Street Journal in an interview that she is done with the comic book giant. “As far as I know, I’m done. I don’t know if maybe one day they’ll [Marvel will] ask for an ‘Avengers 7’ or whatever I have no idea. But as far as I know, I’m done,” she said. Therefore, don’t expect Foster to return to Asgard or Earth at all.
Watch the interview, and her confirmation of being absent from future Marvel movies at the 9:40 mark, below:
Marvel has declined to comment on Portman’s interview, Entertainment Weekly reports. However, it isn’t all that shocking that she will not be a part of the mega superhero franchise. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had previously confirmed her absence, citing that there are many reasons for her character’s non existence in “Thor 3.” However, her absence will be explained in the film.
Portman’s Foster was last seen in 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World” when she became an unlikely host to the Aether. She was then mentioned in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Nevertheless, the Israel-born actress has a slew of movies she is currently working on. The 35-year-old star made her directorial debut with “A Tale of Love and Darkness” which releases on Friday. She will also flaunt her acting chops in two biopics, one about Jackie Kennedy and the other about Ruth Bader Ginsburg soon.
“Thor: Ragnarok” releases in theatres on Nov. 3, 2017.