For more on Thor: Ragnarok, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now – and subscribe for more exclusive photos and interviews. The first two Thor movies found the Norse god (Chris Hemsworth) falling for Natalie ...and more »
For more onÂ Thor: Ragnarok, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, orÂ buy it here nowÂ â€“ and subscribe for more exclusive photos and interviews.
The first twoÂ Thor movies found the Norse god (Chris Hemsworth) falling for Natalie Portmanâ€™sÂ astrophysicist Jane Foster. But Foster (and Portman) are both absent in Novemberâ€™s third installment, Thor: Ragnarok. So what happened?
Simple: Thor and Jane broke up.
Apologies toÂ those who believe in Avenger/average citizenÂ love.
Ragnarok presents a very different (and very single) Thor, who we last saw flying off to figure out who was manipulating the Avengers. â€œHeâ€™s off exploring the universe, still trying to police it and control the mayhem,â€ says Hemsworth. â€œBut heâ€™s certainly enjoying being a drifter, being a solo cowboy out there.â€
He eventually does, though, meet warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) on Sakaar but itâ€™s unclear whether the pairâ€™s relationship will ever be romantic. â€œWe wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior,â€ says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. â€œValkyrie isÂ trying to not embrace any sort of Asgardian heritage that she has. Thor thinks maybe that will create a bond between them and, on the contrary, she wants to forget it all entirely.â€
For her part, Portman knew the writing was on the wall. When asked about the Thor films, the actressÂ told the Wall Street Journal last summer, â€œAs far as I know, Iâ€™m done.â€
Thor: Ragnarok is out in November.
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