Natalie Portman will star in ‘Thor,’ Ryan Reynolds in ‘Green Lantern’

July 13, 2009 | 6:15 p.m.

Ryan Reynolds
Natalie Portman

The era of superhero cinema is in full swing and everyone in Hollywood wants a piece of the costumed action. Marvel just announced that Natalie Portman, left, will star as Jane Foster opposite Chris Hemsworth in “Thor,” which arrives at theaters with a clap of thunder in May 2011. Ryan Reynolds, right, meanwhile, will star in “Green Lantern,” which adds to his comics book resume with his “Deadpool” role and his work in “Blade: Trinity.” (And his wife is Scarlett Johannson of “Iron Man 2” and “The Spirit.”)


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Photos: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images; Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times



2 Responses to Natalie Portman will star in ‘Thor,’ Ryan Reynolds in ‘Green Lantern’

  1. C.D. Reimer says:

    According to Wikipedia, Jane Foster is the nurse to Dr. Dr. Donald Blake (Thor's alter ego). I can see Natalie Portman playing that role. A blond Norse girl I don't think she could pull off.

  2. Shows how behind I am on reading Thor, I have no idea who Jane Foster is.

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