The 'Thor' leading lady says she is looking forward to seeing 'a central non-white character' being brought to the big screen.
A new Marvel movie led by a female superhero is on the way, so Natalie Portman spills. "There are definitely many strong women, but it will be exciting when there is a central female character which I think is coming - I have heard is coming," the actress says in an interview.
During the chat with SciFiNow to promote "Thor: The Dark World", the Jane Foster depicter additionally shares her preference to see a big screen adaptation of a non-white hero. "And, of course, also a central non-white character will also be exciting. Title characters," she gushes.
"But they do definitely have strong female characters in them," she adds, "and I think it's a testament to the people who run Marvel, their respect, their just normal human respect for women, the way they want to characterize them; you can tell when men talk to you, as just a person or as a 'woman'."
She also expresses her disappointment when the "Thor" sequel lost female director Patty Jenkins. "I was very upset because Patty is a wonderful woman," she utters. "I was excited to work with her but I understood why she chose to leave and Alan [Taylor] is really wonderful, so it was bittersweet."
In the "Thor: The Dark World", Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston returns as the God of Thunder and his mischief adoptive brother Loki. It will start viewing in theaters on November 8.
Taylor recently said that he got help from "The Avengers" director Josh Whedon to rewrite some scenes in the movie. "They were just much better and much lighter on their feet," he said of the revised version. "Much more fun, much more surprising than what we had been trying to do."