Marvel’s Thor just got an injection of class and street cred with the addition of Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Portman. The cute as a button actress, who survived the new Star Wars trilogy to become a respected thespian, will play Jane Foster, a nurse who was involved in a love triangle between Thor, herself, and Donald Blake. The crazy campy fun of that situation was that Blake was actually Thor! Oh how the 1960s were such a swinging time. For the record, though I’m sure you smart readers remember, Star Trek’s briefly seen Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk) will play Thor himself.
Foster was Thor’s first love interest, even making the trip to the Norse Heaven of Asgard with him, though as is the case when dating superheroes things generally don’t go smoothly and you’re often lucky just to come out alive. Thor set to begin filming in early 2010 with a release date of May 20, 2011 and follows the exploits of the powerful Asgardian warrior-Thunder God who was sent to Earth as punishment for his brash actions that restarted a centuries old war. Again, as is the case with superheroes, this doesn’t exactly work out since the bad guys follow Thor to Earth where he must presumably open up a supreme can of god-like whoop-ass. I’m beginning to think that superheroes are bad news, because as The Dark Knight flirts with, there really never seem to be super-villains until superheroes show up.
Thor is scheduled to hit theaters on May 20, 2011.
How excited are you for Natalie Portman in Thor? Are you excited at all for Thor?