Movies churned out by Marvel Studios tend to make a lot of money. This has definitely been the case with the three movies that have featured Thor, the God of Thunder. A fourth film featuring the character was just confirmed at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. However, it will have a bit of a twist. Natalie Portman will return to the series after not appearing in the third film. However, her character will be very different this time around. She will play a female version of Thor and wield the hero’s famous hammer. Needless to say, this plot point took everybody by surprise when it was announced.
The new film will be called “Thor: Love and Thunder.” It is set to come out in 2021 during the month of November. Despite Portman being Thor, Chris Hemsworth will be in the film as well. Portman had played Thor’s love interest in the first two films in the series. However, those films never even flirted with the idea of having her become a female version of Thor. It remains to be seen what audiences will think of this very big plot twist. They will have more than two years to wrap their brains around it.
Marvel Studios also took the opportunity to announce some other very big projects at the San Diego Comic-Con. For example, there will indeed be a sequel to the hit “Doctor Strange” film. Benedict Cumberbatch made an appearance to announce it. “The Eternals” will also finally be made starring Angelina Jolie. It seems that Marvel was indeed serious about going through with their plans to make a movie based around the least interesting member of the Avengers, the Black Widow.
They also plan to get the Blade franchise up and running again. The character has been dormant since 2003. The first Blade movie starring Wesley Snipes came out in 1998, long before Marvel Studios existed. In fact, this was four years before the first Spider-Man movie made its debut. It can be said that Blade set the stage for all of the superhero movies to follow.
There were no announcements about a “Black Panther” sequel or the next installment in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. It would seem those two movies are too far down the pike for Marvel Studies to make any official announcements about either of them. There will also be a series featuring Loki that will air on the Disney streaming service.