Natalie Portman Spilled Some Tea On The New "Thor" Movie And She Might've Just Accidentally Confirmed A Spoiler

    The plot for the upcoming Thor movie is being kept largely under wraps, but it looks like Natalie might've confirmed an important storyline.

    In case you forgot the great news that was announced last year, Natalie Portman is ready to wield the mighty hammer as she takes to the screen as female Thor in the next instalment of the superhero franchise.

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    Back in July 2019, Natalie and Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi announced the news at San Diego Comic-Con, with the Black Swan actor saying she was "thrilled" to take on the role.

    And if that wasn't enough to get excited about, Tessa Thompson will be returning to our screen as the King of Asgard, Valkyrie, and she's looking for her queen!

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    Yep, it looks like we'll be introduced to our first openly LGBTQ superhero, with Tessa saying at Comic-Con: "First of all, as a new king, she needs to find her queen. So that will be the first order of business."

    But, of course, with the fourth Thor movie still some time away — it's currently scheduled for release in 2022 — details of the plot have been kept under wraps and it's not known how closely it'll stick to the comics it's based on.


    "That comic's run was a big inspiration and was an influence on the first few drafts," Taika told Variety when asked about sticking to the comic book plot line. "At Marvel, we always change everything. I could say one thing right now, and in two years, it will be the complete opposite."

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    "We test the film. We shot for two weeks on Thor with our pickups," he added. "There were huge, huge character changes, huge story changes. We reshot entire scenes. I think that's why [Marvel] do good work. They're relentless in their pursuit of just a good movie."

    But, in a recent interview with Fatherly, Natalie appeared to confirm a snippet of key information that suggests Love and Thunder will be keeping important elements from the comics.


    Warning: potential spoilers ahead!

    "It's based on the graphic novel of the Mighty Thor," Natalie explained when asked about the movie. "[Jane Foster's] going through cancer treatment and is a superhero on the side."

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    In a storyline from the Mighty Thor comics, Jane's husband and son die in a car crash before she is then diagnosed with breast cancer.

    "I can't tell you that much," Natalie added. "I'm really excited. I'm starting to train, to get muscles. If there can be all these female superheroes, the more of them they are, the better it is."

    This apparent confirmation comes after Taika said that while he "loved" the storyline, he was unsure if it would make it into the final script.

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    "I think that's a really powerful part of the books," Taika told Variety. "I think it's really cool that she's fighting this thing and there's two battles going on. Personally I really love that storyline...But whether it ends up in the film is yet to be seen."

    You can read Natalie's full interview here.

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