Natalie Portman For Thor

Natalie (Star Wars, V For Vendetta) Portman has been cast as the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming big screen version of thunder god Thor.

She will play nurse Jane Foster, who fall in love with Thor’s human alter ego, Dr Donald Blake, when the Thunder god is sent to Earth as a punishment. Once there, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Chris Hemsworth plays Thor/Blake in the Kenneth Branagh-directed movie, due out in the US on 20 May, 2011.