Marvel also announced more women-led films at Comic-Con, including a standalone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie's first Marvel role in The Eternals

By Justin Curto
July 22, 2019 12:39 PM
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Natalie Portman is stepping fully into the Marvel spotlight — and women are here for it.

The Oscar winner, 38, will be swinging the hammer as female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel announced July 20 at San Diego Comic-Con.

Portman starred as Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in Thor and Thor: The Dark World in 2011 and 2013. As Entertainment Weekly reports, “Her super new role in the fourth Thor film is based on Jason Aaron’s comic book run that saw Jane Foster ultimately become the Mighty Lady Thor when Thor Odinson finds himself unworthy of picking up Mjölnir for the first time in the rebooted Thor #1.”

Women all over Twitter went wild over the surprise news.

Kevin Feige, Director Taika Waititi, Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth
Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

“I AM: DECEASED,” user @marvelslarson tweeted.

Some joked about gender roles. “Mom: ‘Someday you should setttle down and marry Thor,'” Twitter user @MB_VMProg tweeted. “Natalie Portman: ‘Mom, I am Thor’.”

Other talented fans shared fan art of what they imagined Portman could look like as Thor.

And others just appreciated the iconic photos of Portman holding Thor’s hammer.

“*googles” how to tattoo a picture on my forehead,” @marvelslarson also tweeted.

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The film will also star Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Marvel’s first queer superhero, along with Chris Hemsworth. It’s slated to hit theaters November 2021.

Marvel also announced more women-led films at Comic-Con, including a standalone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie‘s first Marvel role in The Eternals.