Natalie Portman Has No Plans To Rejoin MARVEL Universe

Published on August 18, 2016

NATALIE PORTMAN is “done” with MARVEL movies.

Natalie Portman

The Oscar-winning actress played Jane Foster in the first two Thor movies, though isn’t coming back for the third instalment, Ragnarok, when it hits screens in 2017.

The character has also never joined Thor actor Chris Hemsworth in an Avengers movie, and now admits she thinks 2012’s Thor: The Dark World is the last audiences will see of Jane.

“As far as I know, I’m done,” she told The Wall Street Journal. “I don’t know if, maybe one day, they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever. I have no idea! But as far as I know I’m done. But it was a great thing to be a part of.”

The third Avengers flick, Infinity War, is currently in pre-production, and sees Chris team up with Sebastian Stan and Josh Brolin for the next Marvel adventure. Samuel Jackson and Chris Pratt are also rumoured to be starring.

Next up for Natalie is Jackie, a film about the life of Jacqueline Kennedy. The 35-year-old actress plays the former First Lady, a role Natalie calls “incredible”.

Natalie Portman

“It was a really incredible experience getting to play Jackie, and the film, which I’m really proud of, is going to premiere at the Venice Film Festival and then the Toronto Film Festival,” she smiled.

Her big screen directorial debut also hits U.S. cinemas from Friday (19Aug16). A Tale of Love and Darkness also stars Natalie, with the project giving the Israel-born star a taste for filmmaking.

“I would love to; it was a really amazing experience and unique experience. But I’m in the early stages, because it sort of feels like you need to get this one out into the world before really focusing on another.”