Thor: Love and Thunder is one of the many highly-anticipated MCU films slated for this year. Aside from Chris Hemsworth's long-awaited return as the God of Thunder, fans are also ecstatic about the return of Thor's love interest, Natalie Portman's Jane Foster with a surprising twist, as she develops into Marvel Comics’ Lady Thor.
However, it appears that Thor and Foster wouldn't reignite the flame in the upcoming film. Aside from the breakup bitterness, a new interview seemingly reveals that Foster will be suffering from an unfortunate health condition.
According to D23 Magazine, (via The Direct), "Jane is secretly struggling with a terrible hardship," probably hinting that Foster would be suffering from a disease in the upcoming film, but will be "able to conceal so long as she's wielding Mjolnir."
These comments about Natalie Portman's latest outing as Lady Thor undoubtedly foreshadow that the origin story for Lady Thor will follow Marvel Comics' cancer storyline. Prior to the interview, a recent Thor: Love and Thunder merch also suggests that Foster will be suffering from cancer. After stumbling upon broken pieces of Mjolnir when she paid a visit to old Asguard, Foster triumphantly wielded Mjolnir, which grants her superhuman abilities much like the God of Thunder, earning the title Lady Thor.
Foster's cancer storyline is substantial to the character's origin as she develops as the MCU heroine. While Thor effortlessly retained his Godlike abilities from the beginning until he possibly dies, Lady Thor can only wield the hammer for a short amount of time. In fact, the more she wields the mighty hammer, the more she loses time as her cancer cells deteriorate.
As much as we want to see Jane Foster as Lady Thor in the future of the mega-franchise, this storyline would surely prevent her from doing more appearances. Nevertheless, Thor would surely prevent Jane Foster's unfortunate fate and will surely save the love of his life.
Thor: Love and Thunder will hit the big screens on July 8.