The Thor: Love and Thunder trailer gives Natalie Portman’s MCU character a buff new look. Jane Foster, who plays the Mighty Thor, is seen with some great biceps in the trailer’s last scene. This is Natalie’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Mighty Thor costume.
Jane Foster, who hasn’t appeared in a Marvel movie since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, is scheduled to return in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. Her part in the movie, however, will not be the same as before. Jane will evolve from Thor’s non-powered human love interest into a reimagined God of Thunder and the new owner of Mjolnir. Before the tease Natalie Portman, the primary concerns were how the movie would pull it off, how it would interpret her Mighty Thor origin from Marvel Comics, and how her transformation would translate to the big screen.
Natalie Portman‘s chiseled arms in the Thor: Love and Thunder teaser reveal that she has gone through a considerable physical transformation in preparation for the role. She revealed how she obtained her new look in an interview with Vanity Fair. Natalie says she worked with a trainer named Naomi Pendergast for four months before the shoot.
During this time, she consumed protein drinks and did a lot of weight training, which she hadn’t done before the movie. According to Natalie, Thor 4 training featured a lot of “agility work” and “strength work.” The details of these workouts haven’t been divulged, but the actress’s previous remarks suggest they were hard. She previously revealed that her Thor 4 workouts left her “very exhausted.”
The kind of training Natalie had to go through for her Thor: Love and Thunder role isn’t shocking given the fitness routines that other Marvel actors had to go through to reflect their respective MCU characters. Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, and others have all had to go through this. Given how important it is for the MCU’s Mighty Thor to appear as a physically strong female combatant who can be considered comparable to Hemsworth’s character, Marvel should give Jane Foster an entirely new, buff look in Thor 4.
Natalie’s physical transformation for the film will definitely reflect how far she has gone since her last appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Thor: The Dark World. As a result of off-screen circumstances, Jane will likely reach a point where she is deserving of Mjolnir and all the power that comes with it. Before she got her hands on the hammer, Jane had cancer in the comics. Her ability to overcome this life-altering challenge and become an Avenger is a testament to her strength, which will definitely come in handy in her Thor: Love and Thunder part.