We Have a New Female Thor

Natalie Portman gets the hammer
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2019 5:37 AM CDT
We Have a New Female Thor
Director Taika Waititi hands the Thor hammer to Natalie Portman during the "Thor Love And Thunder" portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Marvel Studios had a big, female-centric day at Comic Con on Saturday, with the biggest head-turner announced being an upcoming Thor movie—starring a woman. That woman is Natalie Portman, who told the crowd that the move "feels pretty good. I've always had a little hammer in me." Fans have a while to wait: Portman will star in Thor Love and Thunder, which is set to debut in November 2021, reports People. Portman was joined on-stage by original-recipe Thor, Chris Hemsworth. Marvel had a couple of other tricks up its sleeve:

  • Angelina Jolie will be starring in The Eternals, along with Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry.
  • Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role as Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is due in May 2021. Disney Plus is also planning to roll out a TV series, called WandaVision, based on the Scarlet Witch and Vision characters.
  • And yes, Black Widow fans will get a standalone movie, in which Scarlett Johansson says she gets to play the heroine as "a fully realized woman." Due in May 2020.
(More Natalie Portman stories.)

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