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Natalie Portman doesn’t expect to return to Asgard — or the rest of the Marvel cinematic universe — anytime soon.
Having played the astrophysicist and love interest Jane Foster opposite Chris Hemsworth in two Thor movies, Portman recently told the Wall Street Journal she probably won’t be making further appearances in the superhero mega-franchise.
“As far as I know, I’m done,” she told the newspaper. “I mean, I don’t know if maybe one day they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever, I have no idea. But as far as I know, I’m done, but it was a great thing to be a part of.”
Marvel declined to comment on Portman’s interview, but her remarks should come as no big surprise, since Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously confirmed the actress won’t appear in next year’s threequel Thor: Ragnarok. At the time, he said there were “many reasons” for Portman’s absence, “many of which are in the film, so you will see that.”
Foster hasn’t been seen in a Marvel movie since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, although the character was referenced in Avengers: Age of Ultron last year.
Beyond the Marvel universe, Portman’s upcoming projects include a Jackie Kennedy biopic and a Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic. Her directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, opens Friday in select theaters.
Watch a clip from Portman’s WSJ interview below.