Taika Waititi was confirmed back for another installment for ‘Thor’ and during the SDCC 2019, Taika Waititi’s offer to Natalie Portman on stage quickly made everyone cheered loudly. From cheers of excitement to possibly muffled cheers of questioning her returns, all fans have one equal question by now: who’s the main star of the movie?
In an interview with MTV News, Waititi firmly answers the question, sticking to the old ways of Thor:
“It’s Chris [Hemsworth]. It’s a Thor film. He is Thor, it’s a Thor film. She’s in it.”
Waititi has also confirmed that they are 7 pages into the script. Yes, they still have a lot of work to do, but a lot of fans are already hooked on the thoughts of having Natalie Portman as female Thor. While speaking to Variety, Waititi also reveals how he got Portman back on the franchise.
“I just said to her, ‘Are you interested in coming back to this thing, but doing something really different?’ Because another thing, no one wants to keep repeating themselves and no one wants to play the same characters all the time.”
He continued, “And I think for her, just coming back reprising that character but in this whole fresh new way, is really what I think would interest anyone. Especially, in most of these films, if you’re not a superhero… do you really want to keep doing that? I mean, I wouldn’t. I would want to come back and change things up.”
Kevin Feige loved what Waititi has been doing and is giving full support for the next one, “He pitched it to us, and we were totally in. We loved it. We’d been in touch with Natalie. She’s part of the MCU family and we put her and Taika together. It took one meeting and she agreed to do it.”
After that, Waititi was asked on his involvement in James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ since his name has been officially plastered as part of the full cast. But he remained tight-lipped and simply went ‘Ah, yeah.’ for the question.