Thor: Love and Thunder, according to Natalie Portman, will begin filming at the beginning of 2021. Portman, who portrayed Jane Foster in the first two Thor films, joined Serena Williams in a live feed on Instagram, where the 39-year-old actress revealed details for the fourth installment.
At around 29 minutes into the stream, Portman revealed details of the production, citing that “we’re shooting in Australia at the beginning of next year.”
Portman is set to play a central role in Thor: Love And Thunder, as the title alone would suggest, with Jane Foster embarking on a transformation into Mighty Thor, otherwise known as the Goddess of Thunder.
Portman is set to reprise her role following an absence from Thor: Ragnarok, and a brief appearance in last year’s Avengers: Endgame. Her character was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby, first seen published in 1962, (Mystery #84), originally called Jane Nelson.
Taika Waititi is slated to direct Thor: Love And Thunder, following his work on Thor: Ragnarok in 2017, and last year’s Jojo Rabbit, (starring MCU co-star Scarlett Johansson). As it stands, Thor: Love And Thunder will bring the fourth phase of films from Marvel to an end on February 11, 2022. However, in times of complete uncertainty, nothing is set in stone and everything is subject to change.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Taika Waititi provided updates on Love And Thunder, and his intentions for the future.
”I think it’s going to be really good. We’ve finished, we’ve been writing the script off and on for over a year and I’m just, actually this week, doing another pass on it. It is so insane and it’s also very romantic.”
Waititi added: “I’m into romances now. I just want to make a romance. I just want to make something that I’ve never done or never cared for. I would like to attack something like that.”