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Natalie Portman Says She’s Probably Done With the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Long-distance relationships are hard. When the distance is a whole bunch of light years long, the relationship is really hard. And so, in what’ll come as a shock only to high-school sweethearts in their first semester of college, Natalie Portman is probably done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was already known that Portman, who plays astrophysicist Jane Foster, Thor’s earthbound love interest, wouldn’t appear in Thor: Ragnarok. Now, Portman tells The Wall Street Journal that she’s been able to do what no Chris before her has ever done: Leave the MCU. She said: “As far as I know, I’m done.” From Portman’s comments, her absence in the latest Marvel movies (she hasn’t been seen since Thor: The Dark World) seems to have more to do with a lack of a demand for her character than with Portman’s disinterest in the part. She explained that there’s always a chance of her return to a million Marvel movies in the future, but she doesn’t think it’s likely. “I don’t know if maybe they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever. I have no idea, but as far as I know I’m done,” she said. Sure she sounds casual now, but boy is it gonna sting when Thor brings the Hulk home for Thanksgiving this year.

Natalie Portman Is Probably Done With the MCU