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– by Campbell Clark

One of the biggest surprises of Marvel’s SDCC panel was the reveal that Thor 4 would be called Thor: Love and Thunder and not only bring back Tessa Thomson and Chris Hemsworth, but also bring back Natalie Portman, who will become Thor herself in the movie.

I think we all kinda thought that the character of Jane was gone from the MCU, but I guess it’s just so popular that for Portman to get the chance to actually become Thor herself, possibly in more than one movie, was probably too much to turn down. Portman also probably has seen how popular Thor has become since Waititi directed Thor: Ragnarok and wants a piece of that action and to work with Waititi herself.

Fans have started referring to Jane as Lady Thor, and Waititi was pretty quick to correct a fan on social media. The director says that she is not Lady Thor, she is Mighty Thor, check it out.

I do wonder what Hammer she will have and if there is some way that Mjolnir comes back, given Portman was wielding one during the panel at SDCC. I also wonder if something happens to OG Thor that causes Jane to have to take on the role going forward. When we last saw Thor, he was away to explore the Galaxy with the Guardians after Avengers: Endgame. I guess many fans just assumed we’d next see Thor appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. However, James Gunn has stated that Thor: Love and Thunder definitely takes place before Guardians 3 on social media recently. I guess we will just have to wait and see how things shake out in this movie, before we can say what happened with Thor and the Guardians.

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I do want to see Hemsworth’s Thor stay in the MCU for a long time because he’s practically an immortal being, even if they have him head away for a long time and only appear back in many years’ time, but I do not want to see the son of Odin killed off permanently like Iron Man was. Though, I am excited to see what Jane the Mighty Thor will bring in his stead for a while?

What are your thoughts on Thor: Love and Thunder and the knowledge that Jane/Portman will become the Mighty Thor in the movie? Share your thoughts if you got them, in the usual place below.

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SOURCE: Taika Waititi (via Twitter)