The actress’ last appearance as Jane Foster was in 2013’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’.Natalie Portman’s time as part of the Marvel Universe may be over, according to the actress. Portman has starred as Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in two Marvel movies so far, but it had previously been confirmed that she wouldn’t be returning for Thor: Ragnarok next year.
“I mean, I don’t know if maybe one day they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever, I have no idea. But as far as I know, I’m done, but it was a great thing to be a part of.” Portman will next be seen playing Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in biopic Jackie, which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.
Earlier this year Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had confirmed that Portman would not appear in Thor: Ragnarok while speaking on the Empire Film Podcast. Feige’s comments came after fans had speculated Jane Foster would not be returning when Tessa Thompson was cast as Thor’s love interest Valkyrie.
Feige said that the absence of Portman’s character was due to “many reasons, many of which are in the film, so you will see that.” He added that “There are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie; 80 to 90 percent takes place in the cosmos.”