As Marvel fans wait for lady Thor, Natalie Portman, in Thor: Love and Thunder, director Taika Waititi shared some details about her character graph in the upcoming film.
In an interaction with the press, The Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi told Variety that Natalie Portman’s character, Jane Foster, in Thor 4 could include the breast cancer storyline that was there in the comics as well.
“I think that’s a really powerful part of the books. I think it’s really cool that she’s fighting this thing and there’s two battles going on. Personally I really love that storyline. But whether it ends up in the film is yet to be seen,” he was quoted as saying to variety.com.
In the Marvel comics, Thor becomes unworthy to wield his magical hammer, Mjolnir, and loses his title as the Asgardian superhero while his former love interest, Jane is diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. On the other hand, a mysterious female picks up the hammer and calls herself Thor.
In the comic series written by Jason Aaron, it is revealed that Jane and the new Thor are one and the same. Becoming the super-powered heroine temporarily rids Jane of cancer, but it still plagues her body in the human form.
While many Marvel films follow the comic storyline more or less, many elements are left out.
Waititi further added, “We’re not sure if we’re going to do a complete lift of that whole storyline. These things change through the shoot and even when we’re editing sometimes. Like, ‘Let’s get rid of that storyline where she’s got breast cancer. We’ll change it to something else, or maybe she’s fine.'”
Thor: Love and Thunder is going to start rolling early next year with a release date set for November 5, 2021.