Thor: Love and Thunder Director Explains How He Persuaded Natalie Portman Back to the MCU

June 14, 2022

Natalie Portman has been mostly absent from the MCU for almost a decade since her appearance in Thor: The Dark World. Portman’s character of Jane Foster did make an unexpected appearance in Avengers: Endgame, but other than providing a small amount of voiceover work, the actress didn’t actually shoot anything new for the movie. After being unhappy with the depiction of her character in her first two appearances, along with the firing of Patty Jenkins from Thor: The Dark World, Portman seemed to be done with the MCU in the main. However, Taika Watiti has explained how he was able to persuade the award-winning actress back into the Marvel fold for Thor: Love and Thunder. He told Fandango:

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