Natalie Portman becomes Thor’s main squeeze.

Posted on 14 July 2009 by Quaid

Every person I know, guy and girl, has had or currently has a crush on Natalie Portman.  And now it appears she’s gonna hook up with that damn muscle-bound hero, Thor.  Who can compete with that?

NataliePortmanMarvel Studios announced yesterday that Portman has landed the role of Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh’s version of the comic book classic which saw Foster as Thor’s nurse who, of course, fell for the big lug.

Portman stars opposite Chris Hemsworth (as Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (as Loki).

So this is great news, I guess, but I’m still hung up on the fact that Kenneth Branagh is directing this.  I have no idea what his take on the character will be and whether he will bring his Shakespearian sensibilities to the table.  We’ve seen the man do bigger movies, what with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but giving him a huge comic book film is either a stroke of genius or…not.

Time will tell.  At least there will be a pretty girl on screen to balance out the uber-muscular blonde dudes.

And now, gratuitous pictures…

                          

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