Marvel fans might be wondering how exactly Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster is going to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after her lengthy absence from the franchise, but it seems like a deleted scene from Thor: The Dark World could set the character up for her appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Marvel just recently released The Infinity Saga box set, and together with the merch’s release came a slew of deleted scenes (via Screen Rant). This includes a deleted scene for The Dark World which offers fans a look at the break-up between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane Foster.
In the scene, we get to see Jane explaining that though she’s genuinely in love with Thor, she can’t return with the God of Thunder to his home in Asgard because there’s nothing really there for her. Thor can’t stay on Earth as well because he has responsibilities as the successor Odin’s throne.
This is the first time that fans actually get to see what becomes of Thor and Jane’s relationship – the break-up was only briefly mentioned in Thor: Ragnarok.
The sequence helps give more substance to the break-up between Thor and Jane, helping us understand where the two will be coming from when they reunite in Love and Thunder. We can only wonder whether or not the two might ever get back together in the fourth Thor movie – though there are some fans who are hoping that Jane makes it together with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) who has become the new ruler of Asgard.
Let’s wait and see.
Thor: Love and Thunder premieres November 5, 2021.