Following reports that Natalie Portman won’t appear in Thor: Ragnarok -— with Tessa Thompson starring as the film’s female lead — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has come forward to confirm the actress is sitting this one out and shed some light as to why.
When asked by The Empire Film Podcast (via Heroic Hollywood) why Portman isn’t involved in Ragnarok, Feige said there are “many reasons,” including several that are made evident when watching the film. “There are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie,” he added, noting “80 to 90 percent takes place in the cosmos.”
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Watiti and opens in theaters on November 3, 2017. While Marvel has yet to officially detail Thompson’s role, rumor has it the Creed star will play Valkyrie. (Source)