Future Star-Studded Marvel Movies Will Have A Female Thor and A LGBTQ Superhero

Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, and Tessa Thompson at Comic Con when they revealed the news of the upcoming Marvel movies. Credit: Natalie Portman’s Instagram

Natalie Portman, the beautiful Hollywood actress known for her roles in Black Swan and also as Jane Foster in previous Thor films, will return as the first female Thor in future Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films.

She shared on her Instagram: “So thrilled to share the news with you today at #sdcc2019 that I’ll be returning to the @marvel #mcu as female Thor with legends @taikawaititi @tessamaethompson and @chrishemsworth. (Remember this as the before picture for when I get jacked) [referring to the image above].”

Natalie Portman, who played Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in the first two Thor films, will star as a female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder.  If you’re thinking how she transitions from Jane Foster to Thor, we found that this article answers any questions!

On the other hand, Scarlett Johansson is also thrilled that Angelina Jolie is joining the MCU. The 44-year-old actress joins an all-star cast including Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani in The Eternals which follows a group of immortal beings with superpowers and their counterparts, the Deviants.

And Scarlett – who is getting her own Black Widow movie – revealed her excitement about Angelina’s role and the amount of women that are being represented in the MCU.

She told E! News: “It was amazing. I mean, there’s a lot of women that I hugely admire–Angelina, Salma… Rachel, Tessa… Natalie. It’s bananas. I think it’s very exciting. I think it grounds the presence of the MCU in a way. It’s very exciting to see such a diverse group of people. It’s awesome. And it’s about time.”

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 Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie will be the MCU’s first LGBTQ superhero.

 

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Rachel Weisz will appear in Scarlett’s Black Widow movie.

Meanwhile, details about the hotly-anticipated Eternals film are being kept under wraps, but it will be based on the Marvel comics by Jack Kirby in 1976.

Fictional species the Eternals are offshoots of the evolutionary process, and they were intended to be the Earth’s defenders, which sees them do battle with the Deviants.

The motion picture will be Jolie’s first superhero film, but she has starred in a comic book movie before, 2008’s Wanted, an adaptation of Mark Millar and J.G. Jones series of the same name.

James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Terence Stamp also starred in the project, which was directed by Timur Bekmambetov and tells the story of an accountant who joins a secret society which his professional assassin father worked for.

* Sourced by Bang Showbiz

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