Chris Hemsworth Reflects on Reunion With Natalie Portman
He is currently the only Marvel character to get his fourth solo film, and it brings him full circle after a journey that is among the most intriguing in the history of the MCU, as Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth reflects on his reunion with Natalie Portman for the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
It has been a winding road that has brought Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel hero from one of the most inconsistent and overlooked characters in the MCU to becoming a fan favorite that has an arc that is completely unique to himself.
With Thor: Love and Thunder, the Marvel Universe is set to see the fourth Thor solo film and the second collaborative effort between both Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth following their fantastically well-received initial outing, Thor: Ragnarok.
The film also marks the return of Natalie Portman, the co-star of the original Thor film whose character of Jane Foster is embracing her status as The Mighty Thor, akin to the comic book origin that saw Mjolnir keep her alive following a cancer diagnosis.
The duo that first brought the story of Thor to life in the original film that debuted over a decade ago have returned, and in a recent interview Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth reflected on the Natalie Portman reunion, and why he feared for his job in their earliest season together
Speaking to Australia’s TODAY, Hemsworth stated, “It was a lot of nostalgia in [Thor: Love and Thunder] for me, as it was with the last Avengers film.”
Hemsworth added, “Ten, eleven years I’ve been doing it. The first time I played Thor was opposite Natalie Portman, and it was one of my first jobs, and I kept thinking I was going to get fired, or nothing was gonna work, or fans weren’t going to accept my version of the character.”
The actor continued, “So ten years later to reunite- both of us, our lives have dramatically changed in many ways. Also, the characters have changed.”
Hemsworth concluded, “I think Thor is in a very different place to where he was in the first film, and now we see Jane Foster come in, and has a whole bunch of superpowers and is a superhero herself. It made for some fun on-camera dynamics there.”
It will certainly be the biggest driving factor to why this film will be so vital to the story of Thor, as his relationship with Jane Foster is the biggest aspect of his story that is still yet concluded.