While promoting the release of Jojo Rabbit, director Taika Waititi talks about his new Marvel movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, and the return of Natalie Portman as well as his character Korg.
Waititi confirms that he has recently finished a draft of the script for Thor: Love and Thunder and teases two Thor characters for the film.
“I just finished a couple of drafts of that story. There’s more Thor!” Waititi told Jimmy Kimmel. “ There’s twice the Thor’s. Twice the Thor in Thor 4.”
Regarding the return of Natalie Portman, she will be playing the female Thor.
“It’s hopefully common knowledge that Natalie Portman is coming back,” he said. “She will be playing a female version of Thor. It’s from a comic run. There will be two of them.”
Korg, Natalie Portman back for Thor: Love and Thunder
Love him or hate him, Korg will also be returning.
“My character is coming back, Korg,” Waititi said, which saw the audience cheer: “Thank you. Thank you so much for that reaction.”
Regarding the topic of the comics, Waititi also recently tackled the possibility of adapting the storyline where Jane Foster has cancer and becomes Thor.
“I think that’s a really powerful part of the books. I think it’s really cool that she’s fighting this thing and there’s two battles going on. Personally I really love that storyline. But whether it ends up in the film is yet to be seen,” he told Variety. “We’re not sure if we’re going to do a complete lift of that whole storyline. These things change through the shoot and even when we’re editing sometime. Like, ‘Let’s get rid of that storyline where she’s got breast cancer. We’ll change it to something else, or maybe she’s fine.’”
Thor: Love and Thunder has a November 5, 2021 release date starring Chris Hemsworth.