In the Marvel comics, we know how Jane Foster becomes Mighty Thor. However, writer and director Taika Waititi has been a true player for Marvel and kept exceptionally quiet about how everything will come together in Thor: Love and Thunder. Natalie Portman has been more vocal about her character’s upcoming journey than anyone else, and details have still been sparse. Now, though, thanks to some work from one of our trusted and proven sources, we’ve learned exclusive details on what happens in the big scene where Jane Foster receives superpowers.
Our source spared no details on what happens in the big scene. Thor: Love and Thunder will see Jane Foster, the character played by Natalie Power, visiting New Asgard as a tourist. There will be an exhibit for the shards of Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer. Audiences last saw Hela crush the hammer in Thor: Ragnarok. As Jane Foster is visiting the exhibit and observing Mjölnir, it’s observing her. The hammer decides that she is worthy, and at this moment, reassembles itself. The hammer comes back together and that’s when Jane Foster receives her superpowers. Heck, yeah.
Our source didn’t share photos of this scene happening, but behind-the-scenes photos may have actually shown this very moment being rehearsed on the set in Australia. Back in March 2021, Natalie Portman’s stunt person was filmed thrashing around. We speculated at the time that this may be a scene where she gets her powers. It could have also been a scene where someone was attacking her. She’s in the air floating, which could be by her own powers or through an attack by someone else. The most interesting part of this video was where she was at. In this video, Jane Foster appears to be at New Asgard. See the video below.
It would seem safe to bet now that this behind-the-scenes look is actually showing the scene our source shared with us. Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster is likely floating in the air through her very own superpowers, which will be new to her at this moment. She’s likely thrashing as the new powers take up residency in her body. Or, the power of Mjölnir is directly lifting her off the ground itself. It’ll be interesting to know who is with her at this moment and witnesses this happen. It doesn’t seem like Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is likely to be there. How will he eventually find out that Mjölnir has reassembled and joined up with Jane Foster? Will he be jealous? Lost? How will the pair’s relationship play out from there?
Learning these new details from our source about how Natalie Portman finally comes to be picking up Mjölnir only raises more questions about what else happens in the movie and raises excitement for Thor: Love and Thunder. Director Taika Waititi took us on a wild ride in Thor: Ragnarok. Whatever else happens in the new movier, it seems safe to bet that it’s going to have unexpected moments, quirky humor, and go as big as it can.