Thor: Love And Thunder trailer: Natalie Portman is seen for first time in armor with Chris Hemsworth


She has not appeared in a Thor film in nearly a decade after her character was last seen in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World.

And Natalie Portman has returned to the franchise in truly epic form.

The 40-year-old Oscar-winning actress was seen for the first time in full Mighty Thor armor as she was featured at the very end of the Thor: Love And Thunder trailer released on Monday morning.

Epic: Natalie Portman was seen for the first time in full Mighty Thor armor as she was featured at the very end of the Thor: Love And Thunder trailer released on Monday morning

Seen a ghost? Chris Hemsworth's Thor - who was embroiled in battle at the time - stopped what he was doing and looked in complete disbelief as he stared in awe at the new superhero and long-lost love before him

Seen a ghost? Chris Hemsworth’s Thor – who was embroiled in battle at the time – stopped what he was doing and looked in complete disbelief as he stared in awe at the new superhero and long-lost love before him

It definitely ended on a high note as Thor’s iconic hammer – called Mjölnir – could be seen flying into the hands of someone else which is revealed as Natalie’s character Jane Foster who is the romantic partner of the titular character played by Chris Hemsworth, 38.

Thor – who was embroiled in battle at the time – stopped what he was doing and looked in complete disbelief as he stared in awe at the new superhero and long-lost love before him.

No doubt it was a flabbergasting return as Portman has not starred in a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe – other than a brief appearance in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame – since 2013. 

Lightning striking twice? It definitely ended on a high note as Thor's iconic hammer - called Mjölnir - could be seen flying into the hands of someone else

Lightning striking twice? It definitely ended on a high note as Thor’s iconic hammer – called Mjölnir – could be seen flying into the hands of someone else 

Big reveal: It is revealed as Natalie's character Jane Foster who is the romantic partner of the titular character played by Chris Hemsworth

Big reveal: It is revealed as Natalie’s character Jane Foster who is the romantic partner of the titular character played by Chris Hemsworth

Last appearance: No doubt it was a flabbergasting return as Portman has not starred in a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe - other than a brief appearance in 2019's Avengers: Endgame - since 2013's Thor: The Dark World (she is seen in the film with Tom Hiddleston)

Last appearance: No doubt it was a flabbergasting return as Portman has not starred in a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe – other than a brief appearance in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame – since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World (she is seen in the film with Tom Hiddleston)

Torn apart: Jane and Thor re-entered a relationship in Thor: The Dark World (pictured) - and though Portman did not appear in the film - they were said to have broken up in a 'mutual dumping' in 2015's Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Torn apart: Jane and Thor re-entered a relationship in Thor: The Dark World (pictured) – and though Portman did not appear in the film – they were said to have broken up in a ‘mutual dumping’ in 2015’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Jane and Thor re-entered a relationship in Thor: The Dark World – and though Portman did not appear in the film – they were said to have broken up in a ‘mutual dumping’ in 2015’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron. 

Jane taking the reigns as Mighty Thor comes at an interesting time as earlier in the trailer Thor says ‘my superhero-ing days are over.’ 

The minute-and-a-half long clip begins with Thor running through Asgard as a child, teenager, then adult before he is shown walking through fire.

Jane taking the reigns as Mighty Thor comes at an interesting time as earlier in the trailer Thor says 'my superhero-ing days are over'

Jane taking the reigns as Mighty Thor comes at an interesting time as earlier in the trailer Thor says ‘my superhero-ing days are over’

Through the fire and the flames: The latest evolution of the super hero is shown walking through a fiery battlefield

Through the fire and the flames: The latest evolution of the super hero is shown walking through a fiery battlefield 

He then plants the enchanted axe called the Stormbreaker into the ground as he could be heard in a voiceover saying: 'These hands were once used for battle now they're but humble tools for peace. I need to figure out exactly who I am'

He then plants the enchanted axe called the Stormbreaker into the ground as he could be heard in a voiceover saying: ‘These hands were once used for battle now they’re but humble tools for peace. I need to figure out exactly who I am’

He then plants the enchanted axe called the Stormbreaker into the ground as he could be heard in a voiceover saying: ‘These hands were once used for battle now they’re but humble tools for peace. I need to figure out exactly who I am.’ 

Thor could be seen meditating as Guns N’ Roses classic Sweet Child O’ Mine begins playing.

He then seemingly abandons a life of battle and saving the universe and instead is shown going on adventures and helping build the new Asgard.

Euphoric: Thor could be seen meditating as Guns N' Roses classic Sweet Child O' Mine begins playing

Euphoric: Thor could be seen meditating as Guns N’ Roses classic Sweet Child O’ Mine begins playing

Beast: He is shown getting back into shape by doing the intense battle ropes exercise but with large heavy chains

Beast: He is shown getting back into shape by doing the intense battle ropes exercise but with large heavy chains

New life: He then seemingly abandons a life of battle and saving the universe and instead is shown going on adventures and helping build the new Asgard

New life: He then seemingly abandons a life of battle and saving the universe and instead is shown going on adventures and helping build the new Asgard

Moving on: One of the more interesting parts happens when Thor is seen aboard a pirate ship and appears to kiss an unidentified blue haired woman meaning he has moved on from Jane and thus was in for a rude awakening

Moving on: One of the more interesting parts happens when Thor is seen aboard a pirate ship and appears to kiss an unidentified blue haired woman meaning he has moved on from Jane and thus was in for a rude awakening

Over it: Tessa Thompson's character Valkyrie is also shown very briefly seemingly bored of her new life on Earth

Over it: Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie is also shown very briefly seemingly bored of her new life on Earth

One of the more interesting parts happens when Thor is seen aboard a pirate ship and appears to kiss an unidentified blue haired woman meaning he has moved on from Jane and thus was in for a rude awakening.

Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie is also shown very briefly seemingly bored of her new life on Earth.

Finally he is approached by Star-Lord AKA Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and the rest of the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Rocket (Bradley Cooper).

Star-Lord tells him: ‘Just look into the eyes of the people that you love.’ 

Bond: Finally he is approached by Star-Lord AKA Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)

Bond: Finally he is approached by Star-Lord AKA Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)

Star-Lord tells him: 'Just look into the eyes of the people that you love'

Star-Lord tells him: ‘Just look into the eyes of the people that you love’

Loyal: Star-Lord is looking back at his crew consisting of (pictured left to right): Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel)

Loyal: Star-Lord is looking back at his crew consisting of (pictured left to right): Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel)

Funny: The half-human, half-alien leader of the Guardians was looking back at his crew as he said this as Thor hilariously moves his head to be in Star-Lord's sightline

Funny: The half-human, half-alien leader of the Guardians was looking back at his crew as he said this as Thor hilariously moves his head to be in Star-Lord’s sightline

Thor chuckles to himself and humorously responds: What? Just listening,' before awkwardly looking away

Thor chuckles to himself and humorously responds: What? Just listening,’ before awkwardly looking away

The half-human, half-alien leader of the Guardians was looking back at his crew as he said this as Thor hilariously moves his head to be in Star-Lord’s sightline. 

Star-Lord joins him in moving his head as he says ‘Not me.’

Thor chuckles to himself and humorously responds: What? Just listening,’ before awkwardly looking away.

Thor: Love And Thunder – directed by Taika Waititi – is set to hit theaters on Friday, July 8.

Highly-anticipated: Thor: Love And Thunder - directed by Taika Waititi - is set to hit theaters on Friday, July 8

Highly-anticipated: Thor: Love And Thunder – directed by Taika Waititi – is set to hit theaters on Friday, July 8



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