After weeks of online murmurs that a drop was coming any day now, Marvel finally released the first Thor: Love and Thunder trailer the Monday after Easter and fans are already freaking out about a long-awaited hero revival. In the final moments of the trailer, a completely gobsmacked Thor lays eyes on a powerful woman somehow wielding his mythical hammer Mjolnir. While all of this is very confusing to the God of Thunder, especially considering his sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) shattered Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel fans know that this wicked buff hero is none other than Natalie Portman‘s Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor.
Introduced in 2014 by Thor comics writer Jason Aaron, the Mighty Thor instantly became a fan-favorite and a force to be reckoned with across the Nine Realms. Much like the film, Mighty Thor was mysteriously able to wield Mjolnir and her identity was a secret to Thor, who was no longer worthy of the magical weapon and simply calling himself Odinson now. Obviously, Thor: Love and Thunder will take some creative liberties with the character, as Marvel movies do because comics are confusing. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from going absolutely wild on social media after getting their first look at Portman as the returning Jane Foster.
You can see some of the reactions below:
NATALIE PORTMAN JANE FOSTER MIGHTY THOR OHMYGODDD MY MOTHERRRRR 🛐🛐🛐 pic.twitter.com/Wa6YJLeB8i— Shruti Rao (@shrutiraoart) April 18, 2022
thor’s reaction to jane as mighty thor has me crackling pic.twitter.com/ZTQRdSNkBM— liz marruá (@spaceprinceben) April 18, 2022
The Thor: Love and Thunder trailer is EVERYTHING.— Michael Patterson (@michaelp93) April 18, 2022
The wait may have been long, but after that teaser, it was SO worth it.
I can’t wait to see Natalie Portman steal the show as Mighty Thor! Jane Foster is BACK! 🙌🙌 #ThorLoveAndThunder pic.twitter.com/PynqHJYC1s
Here it is. ❤️ + ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/PImDUFzM04— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) April 18, 2022