Taika Waititi on Convincing Natalie Portman to Return for Thor: Love and Thunder, And Perhaps More

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Taika Waititi on Convincing Natalie Portman to Return for Thor: Love and Thunder, And Perhaps More

Natalie Portman’s Jane was a particularly gifted scientist in 2011. “Thor”2013’s “Thor: The Dark World,”She wasn’t a character who could jump in the action with Thor. This kept her from being present during key moments of those films. Taika Waititi says Jane got her superpowers by giving it to herself. “Thor: Love and Thunder”It was a big step in convincing them Oscar-winning actressTo return to the franchise.

“It was about telling her that she no longer has to be on the sidelines as the girlfriend of Thor in a ‘Thor’ movie and can be an active member of the team and be a superhero and now can have the hammer,” Waititi shared. “To prove it, [we showed her] these comic books, which are one of the best stories of all comic books of all time, and it’s about that character. It was that and promising her that she’d have a good time.”

Waititi fulfilled all his promises to Portman by creating a Jane Foster story that’s both heartwarming and heroic. But even with the triumphant victory of “Thor: Love and Thunder,”Waititi’s return to the role of the god of thunder has not been confirmed. Waititi stated that Chris Hemsworth’s close relationship with him is what could convince Waititi to return. 

“We really understand each other,”Waititi shared his experiences working with the actor. “He’s very willing to try new ideas because there’s a lot of trust with us. The only reason I’d come back is to work again with Marvel and with Chris.”

“Thor: Love and Thunder”This film is now in theatres

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