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Natalie Portman says she's done with the Marvel cinematic universe
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Natalie Portman says she's done with the Marvel cinematic universe

Natalie Portman has revealed that she has no plans to return to the Marvel cinematic universe.

The actress starred as Jane Foster in both Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World, but will not return for Thor: Ragnarok and has said that as far as she's concerned, she's done with the Marvel cinematic universe. 

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal when asked if she had any plans to return for any future Marvel movies, she said: "As far as I know, I’m done. 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."

Portman's role as the key love interest in Thor: Ragnarok will be taken by Creed star Tessa Thompson. Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Dredd's Karl Urban and Mark Ruffalo are all new additions to the cast for Thor's third solo outing. They join a returning Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins and Jaime Alexander.

Blanchett will play the movie's villain Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, who is based on the Norse goddess, Hel, Thompson will play Valkyrie, a new love interest for Thor, who is based on the Norse mythological figure Brynhildr, with Urban playing Skurge, a fearsome warrior. 

The movie, which will be directed by Taika Waititi, best known for his work writing and directing Flight Of The Conchords and vampire spoof What We Do In The Shadows, is due to hit cinemas in on October 27th, 2017. 

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