SAN DIEGO, CA—Marvel stole the show at the annual San Diego Comic Convention last month, announcing a new lineup of movies, TV shows and virtue signals to be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the announcements were expected, such as Captain America Ignores 70 Years’ Worth Of Preventable Tragedies, Captain Marvel and the Search for a Personality, and the reboot of the Fantastic Four reboot.
However, one sequel that is gaining a lot of attention is the fourth installment of the Thor series, Thor: Love and Thunder.
While the previous films were helmed by Chris Hemsworth, Love and Thunder will feature Natalie Portman, a woman, taking over as the goddess of thunder. Marvel Studios President Kevin Fiege announced this drastic change shortly before being joined on stage by Natalie Portman herself.
As the overwhelming applause died down, more details were revealed. Portman made a point to clarify that, while her character would wield Mjolnir, the powerful hammer of Norse mythology, she would still ask a man for help any time she needed to actually hammer in a “nail or something.”
“For example,” Natalie explained, “If my character needs a picture frame or letterboard or some other decoration hung on a wall, she'd still ask Hemsworth’s character for help with that, naturally.”
Natalie mentioned that other tasks, such as getting objects from high shelves and figuring out how to hook up the entertainment center, would also likely be performed by a man.