Natalie Portman will play a female Thor in Marvel sequel and some fans are outraged

Alberto E. Rodriguez/ GettyNatalie Portman will play a female Thor.
  • Natalie Portman will play a female version of Thor in the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
  • Despite the fact that her character, Jane Foster, becomes a superhero in the comic book series, some fans are angry that Marvel decided to make Thor a woman.
  • “I was never interested in a female Thor, and Natalie Portman seems like a terrible choice,” one person said on Twitter.
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Marvel announced Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster in the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder” film, but she will not play the love interest. Instead, she will play a female Thor, and not everyone is happy about it.

The announcement was made at Sand Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, as Portman stood beside returning director Taika Waititi and star Chris Hemsworth.

“I’ve always had hammer envy,” Portman said at the event, according to Variety.

She will officially pick up the hammer in the upcoming film set for 2021, despite being absent from the more recent “Thor” and “Avengers” films. Portman introduced Jane Foster, an astrophysicist who falls for the superhero, in “Thor” in 2011 and “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013.

The decision to make Portman’s character a superhero isn’t necessarily surprising, as Jane Foster becomes Thor, the Goddess of Thunder in the comic series. Despite that, many are disappointed with the announcement, calling it a ploy for diversity points.^tfw^tfw

Others don’t have a problem with a female Thor but with Portman herself playing the role.

Others were excited about the decision.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” is set to premiere November 5, 2021.

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