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Did Natalie Portman Just Spoil A Mighty Thor Detail From Love And Thunder?

Even though it already spans three films, the "Thor" franchise hasn't disappeared from the movies yet. "Thor: Love and Thunder" from director Taika Waititi keeps the party going into the Marvel Cinematic Universe's fourth phase, though it doesn't look like this sequel is all fun and games. With a new villain named Gorr (Christian Bale) leaving a trail of death and destruction in his wake, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must rise to the occasion to save lives. Thankfully for him, he doesn't have to do so alone since he has a bunch of allies beside him.

While it's undeniably great to see fan favorites like Korg (Waititi) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) back for "Love and Thunder," their returns aren't the biggest it has to offer. That honor goes to Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who was present in the first two "Thor" installments yet missed out on "Thor: Ragnarok." This time around, however, she's not just the God of Thunder's love interest. In fact, with the aid of a reconstructed Mjolnir, she has become the Goddess of Thunder herself and will step up to the forces of evil alongside the original Thor.

Dubbed the Mighty Thor, how Jane Foster got to this point and the details of her story at large remain under wraps ahead of the debut of "Love and Thunder." Although, Natalie Portman herself may have dropped a big spoiler about the character by accident before fans get to see her in action.

Are Jane's Thor powers limited?

Looper attended a press event on June 24, 2022, hosted by Disney to promote "Thor: Love and Thunder." Among the numerous notable names present was Natalie Portman, who pulled back the curtain on how Jane Foster's time as Thor compares to that of Hemsworth's Thor Odinson. She explains that relative to Thor, Jane is far less confident in her abilities considering how new she is to the whole superpowers thing. She also let slip that Jane struggles with reverting to her human form, revealing, "There's a kind of danger always that, like, it might be her last moment getting to experience that."

It's worth mentioning that shortly after revealing this detail about Jane, Portman apologized for potentially dropping a spoiler. Of course, if this truly is the case, one has to wonder why Jane is so worried about her ability to take on her Mighty Thor form. Perhaps it's because "Love and Thunder" might look to Jane's comic book history for inspiration (via Variety). In the "Mighty Thor" comic run, she's diagnosed with cancer, and every time she transforms into Thor, it resets her treatment. Portman has repeatedly struggled to answer questions about this exact story, so it's likely the direction Jane's headed.

"Thor: Love and Thunder" opens on July 8, 2022, and when it does, it'll be interesting to see what ultimately becomes of Jane Foster.