THOR: THE DARK WORLD's Natalie Portman Hints At Upcoming Female Superhero Film(s)
Just about all superhero movies have been about the men. But that’s about to change, according to Thor: The Dark World actress Natalie Portman. Portman echoed the rumours of a prospective Captain Marvel movie and more besides.
"There are definitely many strong women, but it will be exciting when there is a central female character which I think is coming – I have heard is coming – and, of course, also a central non-white character will also be exciting. Title characters."
"But they do definitely have strong female characters in them," she adds, "and I think it’s a testament to the people who run Marvel, their respect, their just normal human respect for women, the way they want to characterise them; you can tell when men talk to you, as just a person or as a ‘woman’"
Thor: The Dark World was set to be the first big superhero flick to be helmed by a woman -- Monster director Patty Jenkins. Portman comments on this, and doesn't hide the fact that she was disappointed when directing gig went to Game Of Thrones‘ Alan Taylor.
“I was very upset because Patty Jenkins is a wonderful woman,” she tells SciFiNow. “I was excited to work with her but I understood why she chose to leave and Alan Taylor is really wonderful, so it was bittersweet.”
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor, from a screenplay written by Christopher Yost. The film opens in theaters Nov 8, 2013. It stars: Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), and Christopher Eccleston as Malekith.
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