‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Will Explain Why Thor and Jane Foster Split Up
Thor and Jane Foster’s breakup has been one of those background subplots shrouded in mystery from the rest of the Avengers, though, to the rest of us who can see Natalie Portman’s real-life career flourishing beyond the bounds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes perfect sense. The breakup was disappointing to some fans (me, I shipped it, it’s the purest relationship in the whole series and it’s OVER and I’m SAD ABOUT IT), but rest assured that Thor: Ragnarok will finally give us an in-universe explanation. Kinda.
When ScreenRant spoke to Chris Hemsworth during their Ragnarok set visit, he did say that the breakup will be addressed — and in a fun way!
We have some… Very respectable fun with how that relationship may have come to an end.
He also described how Thor and Jane’s relationship differs from his connection with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) who essentially turns him into a giant fanboy.
It’s like Thor’s meeting his hero! And he’s absolutely smitten by her and because of her history, and being a Valkyrie and all of that. But she’s also this beautiful woman so he’s kind of caught off guard. And she can, you know, she could beat the s— out of him if she wanted. So I think he hasn’t come up against that very often.
It certainly wasn’t the case with Jane. There was a whole different affection and love there. So that was another, you know, ‘How can we make that different from the previous one?’
I love the thought of Thor becoming head over heels for a woman who could beat him to a pulp — Thor Odinsson, feminist icon.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3.