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Thor 4 to star Natalie Portman as Lady Thor, is titled Thor: Love and Thunder

At Comic-Con, we discovered Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and director Taika Waititi are back for the sequel as well.

2019 Comic-Con International - Marvel Studios Panel

The handing over of the hammer.

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Thor: Love and Thunder has just been announced along with a host of other Marvel movies at Comic-Con. It will the fourth movie in the series and, like a greatest hits album, will bring back Natalie Portman alongside Chris Hemsworth, plus Tessa Thompson and director Taika Waititi when it arrives in theaters Nov. 5, 2021. 

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The film, Waititi says, is inspired by his recent readings of The Mighty Thor series and female Mighty Thor. Yes, that's right, Portman will BE LADY THOR.

Once she appeared onstage, Waititi handed Portman Moljinir in the delightfully ceremonial way seen above, offering her the hammer on his knees.

"That story line is incredible is full emotion, love and thunder and introduces for the first time female Thor,"  said Waititi

Thor: Love and Thunder joins Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside Eternals, a Doctor Strange sequel and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.