Natalie Portman to play THOR’s love interest

James Wallace

July 13th, 2009


As if she had not already sealed herself in as the comic book crush of adoring fan boys everywhere (myself included), Natalie Portman (V FOR VENDETTA, STAR WARS) will once again let her geek goddess flag fly high as she will star in the film adaptation of Marvel's popular comic book THOR. Portman is set to play Jane Foster, a mere mortal nurse who falls for the super-heroic Norse God Thor (Chris Hemsworth). The film also stars Tom Hiddleston as Thor's arch enemy Loki and is directed by the well-regarded Shakespearean thespian Kenneth Branagh.

Upon hearing this news nerds, geeks, dweebs, and other unaffiliated dorks let out a collective snort-like laugh as they now realized they will be able to use the line "Natalie Portman is going to get hammered by Thor!"

Here's an official press release on the film:

This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Source JoBlo

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  • vegaobscura

    Actually Nurse Jane falls for Thors alter ego Dr. Gordon Blake…cause Thor's love is SIf.. I really need to get a new hobby

  • JamesWallace

    From one nerd to the next, thanks for the heads up, Vega! While Thor was in my list of subscriptions at my local comic book shop, I never fully got into him. Guess I missed the thing about Nurse Jane and Gordon (and the Whale) Blake when I was doing my research.

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