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Thor: Love And Thunder: What Did Jane Foster Whisper To Thor? Natalie Portman Discusses The Secret

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Thor: Love And Thunder: What Did Jane Foster Whisper To Thor? Natalie Portman Discusses The Secret

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Thor: Love And Thunder. If you have not yet seen the film, continue at your own risk!

Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love And Thunder features what can be called a bittersweet ending. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor defeats his latest antagonist, and his life moves forward in a positive way as he takes responsibility for the care of Gorr’s daughter, but the hero also has to say goodbye to the woman that he loves. While the post-credits scene in the blockbuster reveals that she has gone to Valhalla, Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster has died… though she didn’t pass on without whispering some parting words to the God of Thunder.

The Marvel movie doesn’t reveal what Jane Foster quietly says to Thor before she dies, as the Avenger is the only person who hears it, and he doesn’t disseminate the message – but Natalie Portman has assured us that it a) was a specific line that she delivered into her co-star’s ear, and b) that she never plans to reveal what she said.

I interviewed Taika Waititi and the stars of Thor: Love And Thunder during the Los Angeles press day for the new Marvel movie, and it was at the end of my time with Natalie Portman that our conversation veered into spoiler territory. Asking about Jane Foster’s final whisper to Thor, I inquired both if it was a specific line and about the experience on set, and Portman said,

Yeah, that scene was really, really fun to shoot, and yes, there is a specific line, but I will never reveal it.

In Thor: Love And Thunder, Jane Foster is given a shocking introduction as it is revealed that she has Stage 4 cancer. She ends up wielding Mjolnir and becoming Mighty Thor as a way of regaining strength, but it’s ultimately revealed that the weapon is accelerating her condition. Going against the request of Thor, she suits up for the final battle against Christian Bale’s Gorr The God Butcher, and while they are victorious, the effort takes everything that Jane has left in her. As she is about to die, she whispers what she declares is her real new catchphrase (a running bit over the course of the film), but the audience isn’t made privy to what she says.

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Given that we never hear what she says, it’s certainly nice to know that Natalie Portman didn’t just say “rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb” into Chris Hemsworth’s ear (unless, for some unclear reason, that’s her new catchphrase). As for the secret remaining a secret, I’ll be curious to see how long that lasts.

If we’re being generous, it’s possible that only three individuals in the world know what Jane Foster whispered to Thor – Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, and Taika Waititi… but to paraphrase Mark Twain, three people can only keep a secret if two of them are dead. It’s very likely that all of them are going to be asked about the line for many years to come, and one of them may just eventually break and give it up. Or, perhaps, it’s a revelation that is being saved for if/when Mighty Thor makes some kind of triumphant return a few years down the line in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The whisper at the end of Lost In Translation couldn’t be kept a secret for very long, and it feels like there is going to be even more pressure for a revelation with a blockbuster as big as Thor: Love And Thunder.

The 28th film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now playing in theaters everywhere. If you have already seen it and are getting amped for what is ahead in the future of the franchise, our Upcoming Marvel Movies and Upcoming Marvel TV guides have all of the information that you are looking for.

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Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Pick For ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Made’

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Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Pick For ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Made’

It may not feel like it sometimes, but any upcoming movie has the chance to be named “the greatest movie ever made” by someone out there. However, that honor does have some specific caveats if you’re someone like filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Not only has the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director chosen a Steven Spielberg classic for that very distinction, Tarantino also explained just why that title is very specific. 

In an upcoming interview with our in-house podcast ReelBlend, Quentin Tarantino made his fourth appearance to talk about all things movies; the first since the big live show at the New Beverly Cinema. Promoting his new co-hosting gig on The Video Archives Podcast, Tarantino had yet another spirited discussion about cinema, which led to his pick of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws as  the greatest “movie” ever made. That distinction is important, as the Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood director made that perfectly clear through the following remarks: 

I think Jaws is the greatest movie ever made. Maybe not the greatest film. But it’s the greatest movie ever made. And then there are other movies that can get in its rarefied air. But as far as a movie, there’s no making it better than Jaws. There’s no ‘better’ than Jaws. It is the best movie ever made. And it shows how badly timed most movies made before Jaws were.

Leave it to Quentin Tarantino to separate his tastes in movies into those two separate, important camps: “movies” and “films.” In this case, the designation of a movie almost sounds like it’s shorthand for the blockbuster opuses that Steven Spielberg made a name for himself with. Which means that “films” are presumably more of the independent/art house titles that have higher pedigrees, and usually end up on the lists of best picture nominees every year.

Strangely enough, Jaws is one of six horror movies to have Best Picture nominations, so the line could blur just a bit in that respect. Putting aside the “movies” versus “films” debate, Quentin Tarantino isn’t using that separation to be a snob. Later on in the conversation, he explained how spectacles such as this are their own form of art, and how Steven Spielberg came to be someone who perfected it: 

What I meant by that, to one degree or another, is that Spielberg and a lot of his cohorts grew up seeing those kinds of movies in the theater. Henry Levin’s Journey to Center of the Earth, he’s gonna run to go and see that. Richard Fleischer’s Fantastic Voyage. He’s going to run and go see it. Gordon Douglas’s Them! He’s going to run and go see. Now… most of them weren’t directed that well. They were assignments given to journeyman directors who did their best with them. That was how we were used to seeing comic book — that kind of movie experience. As opposed to a Spielberg, who was like, ‘No, this is exactly the kind of movie he likes. This is exactly the kind of movies he was put on earth to make. And he’s going to make it, within an inch of his life, as effective as it possibly can be. And, you know, Michael Anderson, isn’t putting that kind of work in Logan’s Run.

Spielberg, and “cohorts” like George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Copolla all latched onto genres that were pulpier entertainments in their childhood, only to make them into something new. Through films like Jaws, Star Wars, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather, we saw a generation of directors taking movies they loved and reviving them through their own personal lenses. Which is exactly what Quentin Tarantino would do when he stepped onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction; and it’s also why he’s such a staunch supporter of the cinematic experience. 

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If this conversation boils down to anything, it’s game recognizing game. Much as Steven Spielberg idolized the movies that helped make Jaws, Quentin Tarantino has reverence for the bearded director and his dedication to making the movies that sparked his love of cinema. Though considering the history his collaborator Samuel L. Jackson has had with sharks, you have to wonder if this has already sparked any sort of humorous conversations between the two?

You’ll be able to watch, and listen, to Quentin Tarantino’s latest appearance on ReelBlend, as it’s set to hit YouTube tomorrow. Meanwhile, Tarantino may not have his tenth and final film in the works just yet, but you can still enjoy the man’s gift for words in two very cool ways. 

Tarantino’s Video Archives podcast, which he co-hosts with friend and collaborator Roger Avery, is currently streaming wherever you find fine listening material. However, if you also want to read the man’s thoughts on ‘70s filmmaking in his upcoming book Cinema Speculation, which you can currently preorder on Amazon (opens in new tab); or any other fine bookseller.

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‘Prey’ Interviews With Amber Midthunder, Dan Trachtenberg And More!

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The stars of “Prey,” Amber Midthunder (“Naru”), Dakota Bevers (“Taabe”), Dane DiLiegro (“The Predator”), director Dan Trachtenberg and producer Jhane Myers discuss their new “Predator” movie in this interview with CinemaBlend at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. They discuss the “Prey” audition moment that landed Amber Midthunder her role and more!

You can stream “Prey” on Hulu on August 5.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ | Marvel Comic-Con Interviews with Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan & More

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ | Marvel Comic-Con Interviews with Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan & More

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” stars Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Will Poulter (Adam Warlock), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sean Gunn (Kraglin / On-Set Rocket), Chukwudi Iwuji (The High Evolutionary) and writer Director James Gunn discuss their upcoming Marvel film and conclusion of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy in this post-Hall H interview with CinemaBlend at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.

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  • 00:00 – Chris Pratt on Finding “Your Side”
  • 00:35 – Chris Pratt Teases What’s Ahead For Star-Lord and Gamora In GOTG 3
  • 01:24 – Karen Gillan LOVES ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Fan Reactions
  • 02:00 – Karen Gillan Weighs In On Nebula Unaliving Nebula in ‘Endgame’
  • 02:32 – James Gunn Teases a “Darker” ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie
  • 03:20 – Sean Gunn on Baby Rocket’s Difficult Backstory
  • 04:30 –  Pom Klementieff on Welcoming New Marvel Actors to the ‘Guardians’ Family
  • 05:15 – Pom Klementieff Teases A More Badass Mantis In ‘Guardians 3’
  • 05:35 – Will Poulter Teases Adam Warlock Origins in ‘GOTG 3’ 
  • 06:32 – Chukwudi Iwuji on The High Evolutionary and His Motivations
  • 07:20 – Chukwudi Iwugi Praises James Gunn’s Dialogue
  • 08:15 – Chris Pratt Recalls His Last Day of Filming the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trilogy
  • 08:55 – James Gunn Is Literally Always Writing and Rewriting Scripts
  • 09:49 – Will Poulter Wants to Play Adam Warlock Again “If Marvel Will Have Me”

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