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Marvel is done with Jane Foster, according to Natalie Portman

Thor actress’ time in the franchise is likely over

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, actress Natalie Portman said that she does not expect to be asked to return to the role of Jane Foster for Marvel’s cinematic universe any time soon.

"As far as I know I’m done," she said in an interview. "I mean, 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."

Portman was not expected to appear in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, the presumed final film in the Thor trilogy, and she has had her share of tense moments with Marvel brass before. When pre-production on Thor: The Dark World began to ramp up in 2010, Portman was reconsidering her involvement in the film. The choice of Patty Jenkins to direct the movie was one aspect of the production that caused the actress to become re-enthused about her involvement.

Jenkins would have been the first woman to direct a film set in Marvel’s cinematic universe, until she was was let go from the project. Despite the fact that Portman was firmly contracted to the franchise, Marvel reportedly made notable efforts to involve Natalie Portman in the process of finding a new director, in order to keep the production’s relationship with the actress smooth.

A veteran science fiction actress, Portman’s current future projects are in the realms of history and memoir — portraying Jackie Onassis in Jackie, Ruth Bader Ginsberg in a Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic and writing and directing an adaptation of the memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness.

Thor: Ragnarok will hit theaters in November of 2017, and, unfortunately, no future films of the Marvel cinematic universe show any sign of featuring Jackie Onassis or Ruth Bader Ginsberg.