Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Thor 2": The Coming Of 'Jane Foster'

"We’re going to see the other side of 'Asgard'", said Marvel's Kevin Feige about the upcoming Disney/Marvel sequel "Thor 2", with Oscar winner Natalie Portman ("The Black Swan") returning as Thor's earthly lover 'Jane Foster'.

Feige said the romantic relationship between Jane and Thor will intensify in "Thor 2", "but it's not all polished and golden in this film.

"The events of the 'Avengers' will have affected 'Thor' for sure."

First appearing in Marvel's "Journey into Mystery' #84 (1962), 'Jane Foster' was a nurse for 'Dr. Don Blake' and over time developed feelings for him, torn between 'the lame Doctor' and the heroic Thor. 

Unknown to her at the time, Blake and Thor were the same person. This situation continued until Thor, defying the orders of his father 'Odin', revealed his secret identity to Jane.

Jane is transported to 'Asgard' and given the powers of immortality. 

Jane is granted immortality, but is unable to cope with her new powers.

Fearing for her sanity, she pleads to be put back on Earth as she once was. 

Odin, upset at her unworthiness to be a goddess, grants her request, takes back her immortality, gives her amnesia and whisks her back  to her human existence.

Back on Earth, Jane meets her husband 'Dr. Keith Kincaid' and has a son with him. As the years pass, Jane becomes ill on the verge of death. 

But Norse warrior goddess 'Sif', a former teenage lover of Thor, infuses her own life force with Jane's. Jane recovers her health and lost memories and rekindles her love for Thor.

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