A new video sees Natalie Portman surprise fans before a Thor: Love and Thunder screening. Thor’s latest adventure sees the God of Thunder facing off against a new villain, Gorr the God Butcher, while also rekindling his romance with Jane Foster. Director Taika Waititi is back at the helm after also directing 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, which saw the often serious Thor in a more comedic and brightly colored light than MCU audiences had seen before. Love and Thunder again utilizes Waititi’s unique sensibilities to take Thor on a humorous journey, which also ventures into emotionally hard-hitting territory.
Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor along with some other familiar faces, like Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Waititi as Korg, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, which includes Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. The film also introduces some new characters, with Russell Crowe playing Zeus and Christian Bale taking on the role of the movie’s central antagonist Gorr. While the cast is impressive, many viewers have eagerly awaited Portman’s return, who reprises her role as Jane Foster, which she originally played in 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. The trailers for Love and Thunder have featured Jane taking on the mantle of Thor, pulling from a popular comic book storyline that has audiences eager to see Portman back after sitting out for Thor: Ragnarok.
In a video that Portman shared on Instagram, the actress can be seen surprising an opening day audience for Thor: Love and Thunder in Rome, Italy. The clip begins with fans decked out in cosplay of their favorite Marvel characters, like Scarlett Witch and Captain America. However, as the excited audience settles into their seats, Portman enters the theater with a microphone in hand, greeting the stunned crowd. She can then be seen taking photos with the cosplayers and telling them to enjoy the movie. Check out the video of Natalie Portman surprising a Thor: Love and Thunder audience below:
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Anticipation for Thor: Love and Thunder had already been high following the success of Thor: Ragnarok, which has become a beloved installment of the MCU. Portman’s involvement escalated the hype even further after most viewers assumed she was done with Marvel movies following her vocal disdain surrounding Thor: The Dark World. However, Portman’s return also sees her front and center as The Mighty Thor, with the film’s title highlighting the importance of the romantic storyline.
Thor: Love and Thunder looks to continue Marvel’s impressive run at the box office, with estimates putting its weekend haul around $135 million. However, reviews are mixed, with some praising aspects like Bale’s performance, while others feel an overabundance of jokes hinders the movie. Still, if Portman’s surprise theater visit is any indication, audiences are excited to see her return in Thor: Love and Thunder.
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