Doctor Strange 2 is the next Marvel Studios release. However, some are more excited about what comes after that- Thor: Love and Thunder. Film director Taika Waititi returns for another crazy ride with Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder in this sequel to Ragnarok. It’s a different story for the original Avenger this time around. However, as Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, the love of his life, is making a big comeback.
The character of Jane was last seen in Thor: The Dark World. Ever since then her whereabouts have remained a mystery. That’s about to alter when the scientist returns in Love and Thunder. Furthermore, she may even find herself worthy of taking possession of Mjolnir.
Portman’s Foster has undergone a transformation in recent promotional material, with her comic-accurate attire and the iconic hammer, which now has some visual cracks, showing off her new look. Though her role in the film’s plot is still unclear,
Gollum the God Butcher, Christian Bale’s Gorr in the comics, is the main villain in the film. When it comes to stopping him, could Jane Foster’s new persona rather than Chris Hemsworth be the key?
First, let’s talk about Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher. Originally from an unnamed planet, he was always on the verge of starvation in the comics.
His culture and the people around him taught him to still have faith and rely on the Gods despite all of this. They didn’t show up, either. After Gorr’s mother, Arra, his expecting wife, and all of their children died, he lost all faith in God. This is when he declared that there were no Gods.
However, one day, he came across two elder gods engaged in a battle after crashing into each other. On learning that God did exist, Gorr was enraged by the powerful being’s audacity to ask for his help when they never offered it to him. As soon as he got his hands on God’s weapon, he was able to dispatch the intruder. After the death of his wife, Gorr vowed revenge against all Gods and set out on a journey through the cosmos for thousands of years.
It’s hard to imagine why Gorr’s goals would be different in the upcoming film based on the comics. After all, Russell Crowe has indicated that he will be playing Zeus in Love and Thunder, which suggests that more gods will be introduced, but more things for Gorr to kill off will be the result.
This is a serious threat to Thor, regardless of how he chooses to respond. Assuming Christian Bale’s force of nature isn’t underestimated by the God of Thunder, he’s going to need some assistance. Enter Jane Foster, Natalie Portman’s character. At this point, it’s unclear how she will achieve her goal of becoming the God of Thunder. It is not clear how the newly resurrected Marvel star will get from Point A to Point B.
As a result, what role does she play in the fight against Gorr the God Butcher? Marvel Studios, on the other hand, has demonstrated that they are equally interested in staying true to the source material while also attempting new things. But what if he has a distinct advantage over the Gods in this fight? Possibly his infamous Necrosword is more effective against true Gods, giving him an advantage over Gods like Thor and Zeus. To put it another way:
“Whosoever holds this hammer, if they be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
In the event that a technicality gives Jane an edge, what then? She may have the same extreme power, but holding a hammer may not technically make her a God. Jane will still be a mortal human. However, her power will be equal to that of Thor while she is possessed by the Hammer. Or at least this will be so in theory. In this case, Marvel would have to make Gorr stronger against Gods in order for this advantage to not be applicable to Jane. Although Natalie Portman’s new persona is the greatest hero on the board, the villain played by Christian Bale will still pose a serious threat.
The fact that Chris Hemsworth’s Avenger isn’t used in the movie doesn’t mean that he’s pointless. It’s true that Thor is as powerful as he’s ever been. However, Gorr will almost certainly have the upper hand in this battle. Hemsworth plays the hero, so the conflict with Gorr is more likely to be personal for him than it is for Portman. This is even though the title could refer to either Odinson or Foster.
Jane will probably have to deal with more internal problems. During her time as God of Thunder, Foster was depicted as battling cancer in the comics. So, it would be odd if Marvel decided to do away with it completely.
Among the many characters who will be involved in the conflict is Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Queen of New Asgard. The actress recently spoke out about the character’s abilities, which include being able to tell when someone is close to death and transporting them to and from Valhalla.
This could have been a slip-up or a reference to what will happen in the next adventure, though she claims she was talking about what they are in comics. The titular character of Thor: Ragnarok is no match for Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher.