Chris Hemsworth will still lead Thor: Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman is just in it

Taika insists Chris is still the star of the film (Picture: REX)

The news that Natalie Portman would be picking up the legendary hammer as a female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder alongside Chris Hemsworth was the cause of much celebration online.

However, director Taika Waititi has revealed that the 38-year-old actress will be playing a supporting role in the film, while Chris, 36, is still the star of the show.

The Jojo Rabbit actor was recently asked whether the titular hero of the title was Natalie or Chris, and was keen to set the record straight.

Its Chris, Taika told MTV News at TIFF, sounding a little surprised that the question was even being asked.

He continued: Its a Thor film. He is Thor, its a Thor film. Shes in it.

Bit harsh…

Director Taika Waititi hands the Thor hammer to Natalie Portman during the "Thor Love And Thunder" portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Natalie will be getting her own powers as the Mighty Thor (Picture: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Natalie is set to return to the Marvel franchise (having played Dr Jane Foster in the original 2011 Thor film) as the Mighty Thor, who stars in an existing 2014 comic book storyline where Thor loses his abilities and Jane wields his powers and magical hammer Mjolnir.

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We mean, we would never say a bad word about our favourite Aussie actor Chris, but we have to admit that were a little disappointed to hear Natalie will be playing second fiddle when the franchise returns in November 2021.

.@TaikaWaititi confirmed that @chrishemsworth will be at the forefront of #LoveAndThunder alongside Natalie Portman's #LadyThor. But when it came to more details on #Thor and #SuicideSquad, he was tight-lipped 🤫 #TIFF19 pic.twitter.com/5BVhAKMA0E

— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) September 13, 2019

However, speaking about the latest movie in August, Taika, who directed 2017s Thor Ragnarok, was keen to stress that Natalies character was so much more than just a female version of Chriss warrior superhero.

[Shes] a Thor, Taika said. Theres still the other Thor, tRead More – Source