Natalie Portman gets the Norse god of every girl’s dreams…whoever he is.
Marvel Studios announced today that Natalie Portman has been cast in “Thor.” Kenneth Branagh is directing the big screen version of the Marvel comic.
Portman will play Jane Foster. In the comic, Foster was a nurse who became Thor’s love interest. ComingSoon, reporting the Marvel announcement, says “the character will be updated for the feature adaptation.” This is interesting because nurses are still nurses. Do they mean she’ll wear colorful scrubs instead of a white classic nurse’s uniform?
Here’s Marvel’s description of “Thor”:
This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Being cast down to live amongst humans is one heck of a punishment, let me tell you. There are some miserable sots down here.
I don’t think they’ve actually announced the casting for the title character yet. There have been lots of rumors and faux announcements, but an actual one? Might not have happened yet. I don’t know. You can lost in all this cloak and dagger studio stuff.
“Thor” is set to be released May 20, 2011.