It is the actor Natalie Portman who will play the character of Thor in Thor: Love and storm, the next franchise movie. And the supernatural Valkyrie, also featured in this fourth saga film, will become the first LGBT character of the Marvel universe in cinema.
After the game Thor in 2011 and then in 2004 Thor : A dark world (Thor: The Dark World) in 2013, Natalie Portman will resume her role as astrophysicist Jane Foster. in Thor: Love and storm, the American actor will mark Mjolnir, Thor's famous hammer, the god of lightning and thunderbolt.
This is the first time the character of Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth in the previous three films of the series, will be played by a woman.
The Balkans is looking for her queen
Already in the bill Thor : Ragnarok, the third installment of Thor's adventures, African American actor Tessa Thompson will slip into the skin of the Balkans, the superhero Thor: Love and storm.
As a new king [d’Asgard], [Valkyrie] you have to find a queenTessa Thompson told the fans of San Diego Comic-Con, revealing that her character is attracted to women.
Later, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, confirmed this information on the IO9 site.
Increased diversity in front and behind the camera
Marvel Studios' concern about better representation of ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation on screen is also apparent behind the camera.
Of the five new movies in the Marvel universe announced on Saturday at Comic-Con, San Diego, only a long film will be directed by a white man.
Its output Thor: Love and storm is scheduled for November 2021.