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Thor Love and Thunder Director Talks Jane Foster Return

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Thor Love and Thunder

Thor Love and Thunder is coming this July, and aims to tell a different kind of Thor story in part. Mainly in that it’s not just about Thor, but about Valkyrie as the new All-Father of Asgard, and then…there’s the return of Jane Foster. Who will make her arrival as The Mighty Thor, something that fans have been wanting for some time.

Director Taika Waititi talked with with Empire Magazine and explained how Foster’s role will be much greater, and grander, than in the past two films:

“It’s been about eight years,” Waititi explained. “She’s had a whole other life, and then the love of your life comes back on the scene, and is now dressed like you. It’s a real mindf*ck for Thor.”

“I didn’t know we were going to use the storyline of the Mighty Thor character until we started working out the actual story,” the director continued. “I was writing and it was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be kind of cool to bring Jane back into the storyline?'”

“You don’t want Natalie coming back and playing that same character who’s walking around with science equipment,” Waititi gestured to the previous entries. “You know, while Thor’s flying around, she’s left on Earth, tapping her foot going, ‘When’s he going to be back?’ That’s boring. You want her to be part of the adventure.”

To be clear, we don’t know how much of the film that she’s in, but we do know that she gets Mjolnir back together somehow and she becomes The Mighty Thor, and that she’s likely to help fight Gorr The God Butcher (whom we haven’t seen yet), but aside from that, things are still a bit up in the air.

Either way though, if you’re a fan of Jane Foster, you’ll likely be thrilled when Thor Love and Thunder shows up on July 8th.