View Full Version : Natalie Portman to Star in Thor Movie

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-13-2009, 03:01 PM

Marvel Studios announced today that Academy Award® nominated actress Natalie Portman has been cast to star as Jane Foster in the studio’s highly anticipated movie THOR. In the early THOR comics, JANE FOSTER was a nurse who became Thor's first love. The character will be updated for the feature adaptation. Portman will star opposite Chris Hemsworth who will play Thor and Tom Hiddleston who will play the villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film.
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce THOR. Principal photography for the film is set for early 2010. The film will be released in the US on May 20, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. 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.
Portman will next be seen starring in Jim Sheridan’s BROTHERS opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=21999#). She recently wrapped production on HESHER, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and executive produced by her production company handsomecharlie films, and Don Roos’ LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS, which also she executive produced. In 2004, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as an Academy Award nomination in the same category for CLOSER. She also earned critical acclaim for her role in GARDEN STATE and is most well known for her role as Queen Padme Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=21999#). Other film credits include THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, V FOR VENDETTA, COLD MOUNTAIN, ANYWHERE BUT HERE, HEAT, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, and THE PROFESSIONAL.
THOR is one of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, including IRON MAN 2 on May 7, 2010, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=21999#) on July 22, 2011, and THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012.

netscape check two
07-13-2009, 06:35 PM
I find it kinda creepy how some people are obsessed with that chick.

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-13-2009, 06:39 PM
^^^indeed, i've never understood it either

Poetic Wun
07-13-2009, 06:49 PM
(The other boleyn girl was grimey.)

i have doubts about this flick. i expected thor to be bigger.

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-13-2009, 06:56 PM
^^^ya that's the best movie she's been in beside leon (the professional)

i think branagh can pull this off

needs brian blessed as either odin or volstagg


"gordon's alive!"

the scarecrow
07-14-2009, 01:49 PM
im not really looking forward to this movie

07-14-2009, 08:07 PM
i guess the lesson here is that a woman doesn't need to have tits, or look like a woman, to be madly successful with the hot fellas (no homo).

lesson learned. close thread. go to hell.

Poetic Wun
01-10-2010, 03:12 PM
Portman said Thor will be a 3 film commitment for her...

01-12-2010, 02:14 PM
The only hollywood leading lady to be complemented for her "boyish good looks" by Esquire magazine.

April 2009 edition.