AceShowbiz - Natalie Portman has shown her muscly transformation for "Thor: Love and Thunder" and fans couldn't help gushing over it. The Academy Award-winning actress had been training and hitting the gym for months to reprise her role as Jane Foster, and it all paid off.
The "Black Swan" actress was recently spotted on the set of the upcoming Marvel movie as she continued filming for it in Australia. In some new set photos which have circulated online, the 39-year-old looked jacked as her muscly arms were on display underneath her short-sleeve burgundy T-shirt.
Impressed by Portman's ripped physique, a fan gushed on Twitter, "Dang Natalie Portman been hitting the weights big time!" Another quipped, "i would like to formally request for natalie portman to snap me in half."
Another had a similar reaction, tweeting, "Finally my long held dream of Natalie Portman lifting me over her head and snapping my back in half like Bane vs Batman seems like a possibility." A fourth one exclaimed, "That ain't Natalie Portman, that's Natalie THORtman! HOLY HELL, SHE'S RIPPED!" Someone else praised Portman's resemblance to Mighty Thor in the comics, "Natalie Portman really just said Mighty Thor comic accuracy."
In related news, a new set video may have hinted at how Jane becomes the Mighty Thor. During the filming set on what looks like a memorial of Odin with the backdrop of the ocean, Jane was spotted looking at the broken pieces of Mjolnir. Thor's weapon was destroyed into shards by Hela (Cate Blanchett) in "Thor: Ragnarok".
Later, Portman's stunt double was suspended in the air as she filmed a scene where Jane is jolted as if she gets electrocuted. It appears that Jane's visit to Odin's memorial triggers some kind of reaction from the Mjolnir shards that gives her both the mythical hammer and the abilities of the Mighty Thor.
Besides Portman, the fourth installment of the "Thor" film series will see Chris Hemsworth returning as Thor and Tessa Thompson back as Valkyrie. Christian Bale is cast as the villain, Gorr the God Butcher, while Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan and Sean Gunn are reprising their "Guardians of the Galaxy" roles.
Taika Waititi serves as the director for the movie, which is slated for a May 6, 2022 release in the United States.