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Marvel made some pretty major announcements at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego this past weekend.

Natalie Portman is the New Thor
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We now know that Mahershala Ali will star as Blade, and a standalone Black Widow movie has been confirmed. We learned that Avengers: Endgame finally became the biggest movie of all time – surpassing Avatar at last. And we also have a better idea of what Phase 4 will mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It will bring us Black Widow, The Eternals, and a scary, new Doctor Strange film. Plus, we’ll be seeing the MCU’s first Asian-lead film with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. But that’s not all…

‘Love and Thunder’

Marvel’s most buzzworthy announcement came as they announced the next film in the Thor franchise.

We know Chris Hemsworth is returning as the titular character for at least some portion of the film. However, it also appears Natalie Portman will be taking the title – and his hammer – at some point along the way.

In the comics, Thor was deemed unworthy of wielding Mjolnir and Jane Foster became the Goddess of Thunder. Of course, no one knows yet how it will play out in the film.

Tessa Thompson will also be back as Valkyrie – and is said to be the MCU’s first-ever LGBTQ hero.

With Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarock) again at the helm, we’re pretty pumped about these new developments.