Thor: Love And Thunder’s Natalie Portman Says Her Child Wants Her To Keep Doing Marvel Movies, But She’s Not Even Close To Her Favorite Character
Even before Chris Hemsworth’s Thor graced us onscreen again in the recent new release movie Thor: Love and Thunder, The internet was going wild over Natalie Portman and her Mighty Thor arms. Fans aren’t the only ones loving Portman’s New Look, as her son apparently wants her to continue making movies in the MCU after seeing her dressed as a superhero. Still, apparently Mighty Thor hasn’t quite made the cut of Portman’s son’s favorite Marvel character.
While you’d think having a parent who’s a great superhero would pretty much seal the deal on his number one superhero, apparently Natalie Portman’s son Aleph isn’t easily sold by transformation. on his mother’s screen. It’s even after Portman trained around Chris Hemsworth to get into superhero shape, from which 11-year-old Aleph surely also saw physical changes in his mother off-screen.
While talking to Bear Grylls (via HEY) when appearing in the upcoming new season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, Natalie Portman says it was multiverse traveling wizard Doctor Strange who won her son’s heart. Here it is in his own words:
While that might sting a bit, I feel like Doctor Strange is a pretty valid favorite superhero, especially considering all the gnarly moments of horror in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Portman’s son having Thor as a second favorite might be the biggest blow to her ego, however, as she and Chris Hemsworth used to be. fight jokingly to find out who is the best god of thunder.
While her son favoring other heroes might be a little hurtful, I doubt Natalie Portman is sweating it. She’s had so many great iconic roles that no matter what her kids end up in, chances are she’s present there (fingers crossed Aleph is a star wars fan!).
Although her son wants her to do more Marvel movies, Natalie Portman’s future in the MCU is in the air. While we seem to have some closure when it comes to her story, it would be easy enough for Marvel to dust her off and reintroduce her. For now, however, it seems that she is free and open to other projects.
After Thor: Love and Thunderwe definitely have some questions about the direction of the MCUyet. Marvel’s Phase 4 is still going strong, but the latest Thor movie has left fans thinking and speculating. The next movie to drop into the franchise is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever this November 11th, but fans have plenty of new and recent content from the Marvel series available on Disney+ until then with I am Groot premiering on the streaming platform on August 10.