There have been many characters who have gotten the short end of the stick. From villains like the Mandarin to sidekicks like War Machine, Marvel hasn’t always been able to give every character the shining moments they deserved. However, in terms of main characters, Jane Foster from the Thor films may be the most underserved of all of them.
I know I’m alone in liking her in the original Thor, and in its sequel, Thor: The Dark World, they somehow managed to make the whole movie about her…all while still giving her almost nothing to do. Many blame Natalie Portman — not all actors have been game with the MCU, and some assume that’s the case with her.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Portman is sitting out this third entry, and with the Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie entering the picture, we wouldn’t have been surprised if they just wrote her out altogether. However, speaking with Screen Rant, actor Chris Hemsworth stated that they’d address their relationship in some way:
“We have some… some very respectable fun with how that relationship may have come to an end [laughs].”
Knowing director Taika Waititi’s improvisational style, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the fun involved was mostly improvved. However, given how poorly Jane was received by many fans, it may be one of the more enjoyable moments if they just sort of wave it off with a joke.
Of course, we can’t have a leading man without a lady. While Jane may be gone, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is now in the picture, but don’t expect her and Thor to have the same dynamic as Thor and Jane.
“It’s like Thor’s meeting his hero! And he’s absolutely smitten by her and because of her history, and being a Valkyrie and all of that. But she’s also this beautiful woman so he’s kind of caught off guard. And she can, you know, she could beat the s*** out of him if she wanted. So I think he hasn’t come up against that very often.
It certainly wasn’t the case with Jane. There was a whole different affection and love there. So that was another, you know, ‘How can we make that different from the previous one?’”
Well, if there’s one thing the new film “looks” compared to the others, it’s different. Between its bright color and broader humor, we don’t think folks will confuse this one with the other two.
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SOURCE: Screen Rant