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Natalie Portman Is A “Fish Out Of Water” In Thor: The Dark World

Even though Natalie Portman may not have been thrilled to return for Thor: The Dark World, her character Jane is going on quite the adventure. Hit the jump for the official plot synopsis as well as a few details on Jane’s journey to Asgard. 

USA Today got two exclusive photos from the film as well as an interview with Marvel’s President of Production, Kevin Feige. When last we left Thor (if you ignore The Avengers), he was stranded on Asgard, parted from his beloved Jane. As you probably could have guessed by now, those two crazy kids get back together. Just in time for her to meet his parents!

“It’s superhero action, but it’s the familiar territory of a love triangle where the parents think your girlfriend is wrong for you,” Feige told USA Today. “While Thor was a fish out of water on Earth in the first two films (Thor and The Avengers), this time Jane is very much a fish out of water in Asgard,”

And yes, that means Portman got to wear Asgard threads. Hemsworth said, ”She pulls the look off.”

Ok, now I want an Asgard outfit.

The first trailer for Thor: The Dark World is set to premiere tomorrow but here’s the official synopsis:

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

(via /Film)

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  • Captain Canada

    Thor dies and gets reborn in Avengers 2. Calling it now.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t say I’m not disappointed that this wasn’t called Thor: Meet The Parents. Maybe it didn’t test well?

  • Bittersweet Fountain

    Having that cloak over his armor (like in the picture with Natalie Portman) totally makes me think of Wiccan, which is appropriate I suppose since Wiccan got his look from Thor.

    In the first movie, I kept wanting to see more of Asgard and instead they kept showing me New Mexico (which is where I live, so not exciting). So I’m really excited that Thor 2 is going to spend most of its time in Asgard.

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding? After what she wore in Star Wars any other alien outfit just looks like casual day.

  • faceoftrollol

    If you go on to read the article though, there’s going to be a love triangle involving Thor, Jane and Sif. Yay! Because there’s really not enough movies that pit women against other women because of a man.

    P.S. Yes, I am aware that the love triangle is comics canon. But considering that there was zero hint of Sif/Thor in the first movie, there’s really no reason to for them to drag the characters in that direction.

    That aside, the costumes definitely look fantastic. Anyone interested in a super high-res version of the Thor+Jane pic in order to ogle the awesome clothing details can look here :

  • Jill Pantozzi

    I didn’t include that bit of info here because there wasn’t a quote about it, just the article’s author writing it so it could just be speculation or taking what they know from the comics.

  • Kay Livingston

    I definitely saw hints of Sif’s feelings for Thor in the first movie. In the original script here ( ) the scene with Frigga at the end has stage directions that directly mention them as well, in a sweet moment that clearly implies they were always intended to be there. The original Thor movie was brutally edited down to the point where a lot of Loki characterization is cut out, and he’s the main villain.

    So, considering that it’s canon to the comics, was intended to be canon to the movies all along, and there’s no actual proof that Sif and Jane will be “pitted against each other”, I’m all about it. Personally I’m hoping for more of what I saw in that movie from first viewing — Sif being a friend to Thor above all else, with quiet resignation that her feelings for Thor are unrequited, made all the worse by the fact that she likes Jane and wants Thor to be happy, maybe culminating in her putting herself at risk to try to protect their happiness.

    A love triangle doesn’t have to mean two women who want to see each other fail are having a catfight over a dude.

  • faceoftrollol

    My problem with this is simply that I feel Jane and Sif shouldn’t be put in this position in the first place. I’m tired of the trope that when women have a relationship with a guy (whether platonic or not) there’s always a this undertone of a rivalry between them. The phrase of Sif being Jane’s “love-rival” just really pissed me off.

    That said, Jill has a point that this is the opinion of the article’s writer, not a direct quote by the filmmakers. So I’ll give this topic a rest and hope for the best.

  • Daniel Monsalvo

    Maybe he doesn’t die, just got Jane pregnant, so he vanishes and changes his name to Donald Blake and moves to Oklahoma… Yeah, that was a Siege reference.

  • Travis Fischer

    I’m trying to think of a comic book movie with a prominent love triangle plot and all I’m coming up with is Cyclops/Jean/Wolverine in X-Men and Cyclops/Lois Lane/Superman in Superman Returns.

  • genus:[unknown]

    So a frankly EXCESSIVE chunk of the first ‘Thor’ was about Thor’s wacky fish-out-of-water antics as he tries to adjust to life on Earth, and Marvel thought the only way to top that one was to do it again, but the other way around.

    I look forward to many hilarious scenes of Natalie Portman forgetting say “thou” or some bullshit.

  • Gregory Williams

    Can I bring a drinking horn to the theater this time? Last time they got upset and we waited to watch the Thor movie at home … because you know a drinking horn enhances the experience … and the tasty libation involved… of course.

  • Erica M.

    You forgot Batman/Rachel/Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight. Hal Jordan/Carol Ferris/Hector (although it was one sided on Hectors part) in the Green Lantern and Peter Parker/Mary Jane/Harry Osborn in Spiderman.

  • Sean

    what is the history of “hit the jump” ? what the fuck are bloggers talking about when you write this? “Scroll down” too 90′s for you?