Is Natalie Portman Set To Star In Thor?

Along with Nikki Finke's list of potential candidates for Thor, she also had a small blip about Natalie Portman in the lead for a female role.

Excuse me for a second... (was your mind blown too?).

The actress, whose career begun with films like Léon: The Professional and the Star Wars Prequels, might have a role in Thor? That just upped the ante for this project.

Portman, who I want to speculate is a fangirl in secret, brings a level of acting chops and big-name status to Thor that was much needed. Along with the aforementioned prequels, she's also played the role of Evey in V for Vendetta, bringing out the humility in the masked anarchist.

Since the Norse God is seen as a secondary (maybe even third tier) character like Iron Man was, Portman in a lead role gives this movie the credibility it deserves. So the question is... who will she play?

There are a number of female characters in Thor's story arc; some friendly and others--not so much. And since this is the first mention of any female character in the film, a breakdown of the potential roles and plot lines might be helpful.

Women in Thor's circle of acquaintances range from vulnerable mortals to Asgardian Warrior Goddess and, of course, the ultimate femme fatale.

Portman can play just about any of these roles, but if I was forced to guess, I'd say Sif--but I wouldn't doubt her as Jane Foster or Valkyrie and her performance in The Other Boleyn Girl is example enough to be the conniving Enchantress.

We'll just have to wait and see if Portman joins, but who do you think she'll could be?

Thor is now expected to hit theaters June 17, 2011.

Sources: Deadline Hollywood Daily, Marvel

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