Here’s a bit of breaking news – Natalie Portman has just been signed to appear in the upcoming Thor movie directed by Kenneth Branagh. Portman will be playing Jane Foster, love interest to the Norse god.

From the Wiki

At first she was a nurse for Donald Blake, eventually developing feelings for him, not knowing that Blake and Thor were one and the same. The love triangle went on for a while, until Thor revealed his secret identity to Jane, and in return even took her to Asgard with him. There, Jane was briefly granted immortality and the power of gods until after failing to pass the tests of courage set forth by Odin. At this point, stripped of her new powers, Jane left Asgard to returned to Earth. Jane and Thor eventually broke up, and she later met her current husband Dr. Keith Kincaid and had a son with him. For a time, Odin even wiped the memories Jane had of Thor away from her, but she eventually gained them back. After that, Jane was occasionally seen assisting the Avengers when the need arose.

The movie is still scheduled to hit theaters May 20, 2011.

Now, it’s your turn to talk.

via THR

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  1. Hitman Sam
    July 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm — Reply

    “… later met her current husband Dr. Keith Kincaid…”

    Isn’t that Eddie Murphy’s character in Bowfinger?

    Seriously, this is great news. I’ll watch anything Portman is in.

  2. Jim
    July 13, 2009 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    I think Portman is generally a really good actress. However, her forays into comic/geek movies haven’t been all that great… Star Wars I-III, V for vendetta. It hasn’t been her fault but I didn’t really like any of those movies. Let’s hope Thor is a good one!

  3. July 14, 2009 at 5:24 am — Reply

    With a director like Branagh, this could lead to some really amazing performances.

    Also, she’s pretty. ;)

  4. July 14, 2009 at 9:18 am — Reply

    Mmm… Has anybody else noticed how we’re going all old-school with the girlfriends, as though they’re some sort of intrinsic part of the character?

    Pepper Potts really hadn’t been part of Iron Man for years before the movie, and Betty Ross was actually dead when the first Hulky movie was done… Now Jane Foster, who I thought hadn’t appeared regularly since before Simonson?

    Wait until Captain America and Peggy Carter light up the screen, huh?

  5. websnap
    July 14, 2009 at 10:18 am — Reply

    I loved her in V, now I have a reason to watch…

  6. duckface
    July 16, 2009 at 2:36 am — Reply

    They do realize how short Portman is, yes? And Chris Hemsworth isn’t exactly short…

  7. websnap
    July 16, 2009 at 7:45 am — Reply

    heels and platforms always work, as do camera angles. highly doubt it would be a problem…

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