When Marvel revealed the Thor: Love and Thunder teaser trailer last month, it focused on how Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will go on a journey of self-discovery. However, the image that spread all over the internet was its first look at Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) as the new “Mighty Thor,” who is sporting some guns for this movie. Now, Empire has shared an exclusive new image offering a better look at the muscles on both Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman Thor, in advance of a longer feature that will appear in the May 12 issue of the magazine.
Empire notably describes Thor: Love and Thunder as an “all-out MCU rom-com,” which sounds kind of exciting all by itself. Taika Waititi is returning as director and bringing his distinct sense of humor to the project. He explained to Empire that the idea for the movie came from Waititi’s desire to bring Jane Foster back, but he knew that she couldn’t be just a typical human stuck on Earth, waiting for Thor to come visit. So the idea of incorporating Jane Foster Mighty Thor from the comics simply became the easiest way to solve that problem.
Foster is certainly going to complicate Chris Hemsworth Thor’s life though, as Waititi explained: “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 mindfuck for Thor.”
It should be a lot of fun for the movie-going audience as well. Plenty of people go to see Thor movies just to stare at the muscles on Chris Hemsworth — now plenty more will go to see the muscles on Natalie Portman too.