Natalie Portman has been confirmed for a part in Kenneth Branagh’s big-screen adaptation, “Thor”, next to Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Portman will play love interest Jane Foster, a nurse to Donald Blake, Thor’s alter ego.
In the comics, Jane Foster learns about Donald Blake’s true identity and becomes his first love as she follows him to Asgard. The character is reported to be updated for the feature adaptation.
Marvel has posted a press release revealing the synopsis for the film:
“Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: Thor. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.”
“Thor” is scheduled to being principal photography in early 2010, aiming for a May 20, 2011 release date.