THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Star Natalie Portman Seemingly Confirms Jane Foster Cancer Storyline

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Star Natalie Portman Seemingly Confirms Jane Foster Cancer Storyline

In an interview confirming that she's getting ready to start work on Thor: Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman appears to reveal that Jane Foster's cancer storyline will factor into Taika Waititi's movie...

Natalie Portman is releasing a new children's book, but in an interview with Yahoo Movies, the subject of Thor: Love and Thunder quickly came up.

There's a huge amount of excitement surrounding Portman's return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Jane Foster, especially after it was confirmed during last year's San Diego Comic-Con that she will wield Mjolnir as Thor. 

Asked if there is anything she can reveal about Taika Waititi's movie, the actress appeared to confirm that it will borrow elements from Jason Aaron's Mighty Thor comic book series. In that story, Jane is battling cancer, but transforming into Thor in secret (which makes her illness worse). 

"I can’t tell you that much," Portman started. "I’m really excited. I’m starting to train, to get muscles. If there can be all these female superheroes, the more of them they are, the better it is. I’m trying to think — it’s based on the graphic novel of the Mighty Thor. She’s going through cancer treatment and is a superhero on the side."

Now, it's hard to say for sure whether Portman is talking about the movie or what happens in the comics there, but either way, there's a pretty good chance the Marvel Studios adaptation will stick close enough to the source material in regards to Foster's battle with cancer.  

Jane's diagnosis would both explain what brings her back into the God of Thunder's life and how she becomes Thor, and it would be a hard-hitting subject for the MCU to tackle. We'll have to wait and see, but with production kicking off, it hopefully won't be long until we get some official details.

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