The news for all of Marvel's Phase 3 seems to slowly be creeping in on us as we get closer to [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). We just recently learned about Star-Lord and Thor joining Avengers Infinity War and also Tessa Thompson joining the cast in [Thor: Ragnarok](tag:956858) as his new love interest. I know what you're thinking right now, but what about Jane Foster, wasn't she his love interest?! It turns out if you are hoping for a romantic reunion between Thor and Jane then you are probably out of luck.
It turns out that Natalie Portman will not be returning to reprise her role as Jane Foster for Ragnarok. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter who also covered Thompson joining the cast but gave no answers over Portman's absence. Jane Foster will not be the only character from the Thor series set to not show up in Ragnarok as Dr. Erik Selvig will be absent as well.
In the end having Jane Foster out of this story might actually make sense considering the story. The film is taking place in Asgard so it would seem unlikely to have Jane helping battle it out with Thor and the rest of the Asgardians. We will be seeing other familiar faces such as Lady Sif, and Hulk in the film. There is no word as of yet on what the plot will focus on so we will have to keep waiting for that.
If Thompson is in fact Thor's new love interest it could also help to explain his answer when questioned about Foster in Age Of Ultron. We have yet to hear who Thompson is playing but most likely will be someone out of this Earth to be included in the story. It will also be interesting to see what explanation they give for Foster being absent in the series.
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Thor Ragnarok Will Open In Theaters November 3, 2017