A newly released clip from the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder reveals the moment that the God of Thunder comes face-to-face with Jane Foster as The Mighty Thor. Shown during the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards (and shared via DiscussingFilm), the brief footage has Thor come within an inch of once again wielding his precious hammer Mjölnir before it is torn from his grasp, landing in the hand of a superhero suited-up Jane Foster.
Thor: Love and Thunder sees Natalie Portman reprise the role of Jane Foster in the follow-up. But this time she will not merely be sitting on the sidelines. No, this time, Jane will join the pantheon of MCU superheroes as she is transformed into The Mighty Thor. While this latest clip is mostly made up of footage from the recent trailer, it does give us a taste of Jane gearing up for battle as she swings the coveted hammer with the kind of skill only ever seen from the likes of Thor and Captain America.
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Thor: Love and Thunder finds Thor on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Jane Foster’s Surprising Return Will Mess with Thor’s Head
Bringing Natalie Portman back as a changed Jane Foster will have quite the effect on Thor, according to Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi. “It’s been about eight years. She’s had a whole other life, and then the love of your life comes back on the scene, and is now dressed like you. It’s a real mindf–k for Thor,” the filmmaker explained recently.
While it had been assumed that we had perhaps seen the last of Jane Foster, Waititi continued, explaining that he only wanted to bring her back if she could be part of the action. “You don’t want Natalie coming back and playing that same character who’s walking around with science equipment,” he said. “You know, while Thor’s flying around, she’s left on Earth, tapping her foot going, ‘When’s he going to be back?’ That’s boring. You want her to be part of the adventure.”
Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, alongside Tessa Thompson as King Valkyrie, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster AKA The Mighty Thor, Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, and Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 8, 2022, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.