Waititi says the film is a Mindf-k for Hemsworth’s Odinson

Jane Foster’s new biceps are just one of many revelations Thor will have to figure out when the former lovebirds reunite Thor: Love and Thunder.

“It’s been about eight years,” director Taika Waititi said in an interview with Empire regarding Thor and Jane’s post-breakup encounter. “She had a whole other life, and then the love of your life comes back on the scene, and is now dressed like you. That’s real shit for Thor.”

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In addition to the sequences reused in Avengers: Endgame and one What if…? voice role, love and thunder will mark the official return of Natalie Portman to the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2013 Thor: The Dark World. But love and thunderThe story of borrows a lot from that of 2015 Mighty Thor directed by Jason Aaron, Waititi revealed that he had no intention of using this comic until he started writing, thinking it would be “pretty cool” to see Jane Foster reappear.

“You don’t want Natalie to come back and play this same character who walks around with science equipment,” he explained. “You know, while Thor was flying, she stayed on Earth, tapping her foot and saying, ‘When is he coming back? It’s boring. You want her to be part of the adventure.

The MCU movies have refrained from showing what happened to Jane since The dark worldapart from one Thor: Ragnorak remarking that she and Thor had broken up. Fans got their first look at Jane’s Mighty Thor design at the end of Thor: Love and Thunder‘s first teaser, revealing that she uses a reformed version of Mjolnir after it was destroyed in Ragnorak. Portman previously described how she pumped up for her role as the Thunder Goddess, which the actor attributed to “a lot of weight lifting and a lot of protein shakes” before and during production.

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Mighty Thorwhich took place between 2015 and 2018, introduced a mysterious female figure (eventually revealed as Jane), who begins using Mjolnir after Thor – then passed by Odinson – lost his ability to wield it in 2014. Original sin. At the time, Jane was being treated for breast cancer, but each time she used Mjolnir, the magic of the hammer purged her body of chemotherapy radiation, thus accelerating the disease. This scenario is love and thunder The connection was apparently confirmed after a replica Mighty Thor helmet was released by Eaglemoss Collections, which acknowledged Jane’s cancer diagnosis before visiting New Asgard.

In addition to Jane’s transformation, the love and thunder The trailer also showed off a more touristy New Asgard under the rule of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the first look at Marvel’s Olympus realm. No footage of main antagonist Gorr the God Butcher has yet been shown. Despite this, Waititi bragged that the villain, played by Black Knight Trilogy actor Christian Bale is “probably the best villain Marvel has ever had.”

Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on July 8.

Source: Empire

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