The title of the new Thor film will be Thor: Love And Thunder. It will star Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman and have Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) returning as director.
According to Variety It was announced at Comic Con that Natalie Portman would be returning to the Thor franchise and reprising her role as Jane Foster. In addition, there are those who are inferring from the video below in which Portman is handed the mighty hammer (mjolnir) that she will either be another Thor-like character or take over the mantle as she once did in the comic books.
— Variety (@Variety) July 21, 2019
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios? THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns as director. In theaters November 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/Lq4hM8GSRV
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2019
If this is indeed the case it will likely be another divisive maneuver, especially with those who have been battling against Marvel Comics’ ‘awokening’ for many years. According to them the female Thor was a bad decision all around and not a particularly good story development for the series. This change occurred around 2014 and was among some of the early shots fired in what is now widely known as the culture war.
How much damage this conflict and the push for forced diversity has done to the industry is hard to determine but one thing is for certain, the comic book industry is not in a particularly good place…at least not for retailers.
Having understood that the MCU was eventually going to go hardcore into identity politics I knew that Endgame was my last Marvel film. I suspect that over the next couple of years a great many more folks will follow suit.