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Entertainment Taika Waititi: ‘Thor 4’ Could Include Breast Cancer Storyline for Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster

15:21  15 october  2019
15:21  15 october  2019 Source:   variety.com

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Director Taika Waititi sat down with Variety’ s Marc Malkin at the “Jojo Rabbit” press junket on Saturday and they discussed the possible story arch for Jane Foster in the new Thor movie. Jane has been diagnosed with breast cancer . Thor has becomes unworthy to wield Mjolnir and he loses his powers.

Waititi stressed that stories can change a lot throughout the process of production, and major alterations can even be made during the editing process, so it' s far too early to tell if the breast cancer storyline makes the cut. The movie is not scheduled to begin shooting until early next year.

Marvel fans are eagerly waiting to see Natalie Portman back as Jane Foster and become the female Thor in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” and many are wondering how closely the film will adapt the comic book storyline that includes Jane’s battle with breast cancer.

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Speaking to Variety’s Marc Malkin at the “Jojo Rabbit” press junket on Saturday, director Taika Waititi said Jane’s cancer could make it into the movie.

“I think that’s a really powerful part of the books. I think it’s really cool that she’s fighting this thing and there’s two battles going on. Personally I really love that storyline,” he said. “But whether it ends up in the film is yet to be seen.”

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" Thor : Love and Thunder" director Taika Waititi said he may adapt the comic book storyline in which Jane Foster , played by Natalie Portman , struggles with breast cancer while becoming the female Thor .

Latest Stories . Taika Waititi says Thor 4 may (or may not) change a Natalie Portman ' s return as Jane Foster for the upcoming Thor : Love and Thunder may, or may not, resemble However, in the comics, her mortal body is ravaged with cancer that’s made worse by her Godly transformations, and

In the Marvel comics, Thor becomes unworthy to wield his magical hammer, Mjolnir, and loses his title as the Asgardian superhero. Meanwhile, his former love interest Jane is diagnosed and treated for breast cancer while a mysterious female picks up Mjolnir and calls herself the Mighty Thor. In the comic series written by Jason Aaron, it’s revealed that Jane and the new Thor are one and the same. Becoming the super-powered heroine temporarily rids Jane of the cancer, but it still ravages her body in human form.

Many of the Marvel films take inspiration from the comics, but some elements are left on the cutting room floor.

“We’re not sure if we’re going to do a complete lift of that whole storyline. These things change through the shoot and even when we’re editing sometimes,” he said. “Like, ‘Let’s get rid of that storyline where she’s got breast cancer. We’ll change it to something else, or maybe she’s fine.'”

Thor: Love and Thunder” is reportedly going to start shooting early next year with a release date set for Nov. 5, 2021.

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