Kevin Feige Was Always Open to Having A New Thor Join the MCU

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Source: Variety

Kevin Feige never thought that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster was done with the MCU after Thor: Dark World (2013). 

natailie portman (left) as jane foster and chris hemsworth (right) as thor gazing at each other in thor: love and thunder
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After Thor: Ragnarok (2017) explained that Thor broke up with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), fans thought they wouldn’t see the character again. Now, it seems that Jane is back as the Mighty Thor in Thor 4 which didn’t surprise Kevin Feige.

Even though Feige oversees everything, Taika Waititi was the one who thought of bringing Portman back for Thor 4, but Feige was open to having the character return to the MCU. He shared in a recent interview that he was a fan of her character and never considered her truly gone from the MCU.

Thor and Mighty Thor standing in a field
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Portman shared how Taika went to her house and why she was excited to take on the role after learning that she would become the Mighty Thor in the movie:

“It wasn’t completely shocking that there was an idea. But it was fully exciting that she becomes The Mighty Thor. It felt like something new in the way of making this type of movie, and what exactly I was going to get to do.”

Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson
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The actress also shared that she had a lot of fun on set with Taika and that the director did a great job going from a hilarious scene to a more emotional one which isn’t something many directors can do easily:

“One of my favourite parts of the movie is the turn that Taika does, between fun rock and roll and what Jane is doing. It’s the kind of turn that only Taika can do, to navigate the comedic and the tragic so close together.”

Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson
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Now fans will get to see Mighty Thor debut in a few days as the movie releases this Friday, July 8th in theaters.

More on Thor: Love and Thunder 

Natlie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor
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Here’s an official description of Thor’s next adventure:

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.

Thor: Love and Thunder releases in theaters on July 8, 2022.

Thor winking at Valkyrie and Mighty Thor
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Phase Four has started off with a lot of content for Marvel fans to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+  you can watch Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk on August 17. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is now on Disney+ with  Thor: Love and Thunder on releasing in theaters on July 8, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.

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