Kevin Feige Addresses Reported Rift Between Natalie Portman and Marvel Studios
With the character set to return and embrace the fantastic adaption of the Mighty Thor, it is arriving following a time when people assumed that this would be impossible due to creative differences; in a recent interview, Kevin Feige addresses the reported rift between Natalie Portman and Marvel Studios.
There are few MCU Phase Four debuts that have fans as excited as the long-awaited return of Natalie Portman to the role of Jane Foster; one she hasn’t played in a full MCU project since her appearance in the very disappointing Thor: The Dark World.
It was an announcement that was made all the way back in 2019 when Marvel shared plans of Taika Waititi’s return to the Thor franchise alongside Chris Hemsworth, and Portman’s reprisal of the Jane Foster character.
There was one caveat to her return to the role this time, however, as the film was set to adapt one of the greatest Thor stories that Marvel comics have ever crafted, following Jason Aaron’s work on the character in 2013.
The film will see the return of Foster, and the arrival of the fantastically maniacal Gorr the God butcher in a film that is certainly the most anticipated Thor entry to date; with the brilliance of Taika Waititi back behind the camera, and a rejuvenated franchise after the monster success that was Thor: Ragnarok.
There was a time, however, when many assumed that Portman would never return to the Thor franchise, or Marvel Studios, as there were reports that the collaborative effort between the two parties was subject to certain irreconcilable differences that would keep them apart.
In a recent interview reported by ComicBook.com, Kevin Feige addresses that reported rift between Natalie Portman and Marvel Studios; noting that the truth may have been lost in the fray of certain reports.
When speaking of the assumed circumstances behind Portman’s exit being detrimental, Feige stated that it, “didn’t feel that way to [him]” noting that, “It was [his] impression that if it was an interesting role, she would be game.”
IT seems like that is exactly what has happened, as this version of Jane Foster is among comics’ most interesting creations of the modern era and one we cannot wait to see on the big screen.