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THOR: RAGNAROK (2017): Natalie Portman’s Absence in Film Explained

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Explanation for Natalie Portman Not Appearing in Thor: Raganarok

It’s been a while since we last saw Natalie Portman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When we heard that her character Jane Foster won’t be appearing Thor: Ragnarok, that had us wondering why she won’t be in the threequel. Well, it appears we may have our answer.

The first two Thor films showed the God of Thunder’s relationship with Jane, but her character’s absence was explained during Avengers: Age of Ultron. After that, we found out that she wasn’t coming back for Thor: Ragnarok, but why is that. Well, Entertainment Weekly has just given an answer. As is turns out, they have apparently broken up!

“He’s off exploring the universe, still trying to police it and control the mayhem,” Chris Hemsworth explained about what Thor’s been up to. “But he’s certainly enjoying being a drifter, being a solo cowboy out there.” However, he may soon be getting another ladylove in the form of Valkyrie, who is being played by Tessa Thompson.

“We wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said about the Asgardian’s next chapter. “Valkyrie is trying to not embrace any sort of Asgardian heritage that she has. Thor thinks maybe that will create a bond between them and, on the contrary, she wants to forget it all entirely.”

How do you guys feel about how Thor and Jane ended things?

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  • SemIAm

    This is bs. This is utter bs. They went back and reshot the ending of Thor 2 to have Thor and Jane together, just to break them up off screen?! That is too stupid for words, and I hate it. Also, why does a new love interest have to be introduced? If you were going to have Thor get a new girlfriend, why not Sif? You know, an established character? Did Marvel think ANYTHING through in this movie? At all?

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