Jane Foster is an Astrophysicist in Thor Movie

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"Your ancestors called it magic, you call it science"- If you saw the San Diego Comic-Con footage of the Thor movie, then you might recognize this quote that Thor says to Jane FosterNatalie Portman, the woman who will bring Jane Foster's character to life, talked to Los Angeles Times about the "new layers to the character" she will be bringing. 

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Back in 1963, Jane Foster was introduced as a nurse who worked for Dr. Donald Blake and according to the LA Time's article she "has been far less memorable than comic book counterparts such as Lois Lane or Mary Jane Watson". 2011's Thor movie will probably change that since Jane Foster will be introduced as an astrophysicist. Natalie Portman explains: 

“I signed on to do it before there was a script. And Ken, who’s amazing, who is so incredible, was like, ‘You can really help create this character.‘ “

 No longer a Nurse
 No longer a Nurse
 ... and she did. Jane Foster's role in the Marvel movie universe goes in an opposite direction than her original comic book counterpart. She goes from being a nurse working alongside Thor's alter ego to "a savvy and skeptical scientist" who stumbles upon a de-powered Thor who has been banished by Odin. Portman studied her character in the comics and then took it to the next level: 

"I got to read all of these biographies of female scientists like Rosalind Franklin who actually discovered the DNA double helix but didn’t get the credit for it. The struggles they had and the way that they thought — I was like, ‘What a great opportunity, in a very big movie that is going to be seen by a lot of people, to have a woman as a scientist.’  She’s a very serious scientist. Because in the comic she’s a nurse and now they made her an astrophysicist. Really, I know it sounds silly, but it is those little things that makes girls think it’s possible. It doesn’t give them a [role] model of  ‘Oh, I just have to dress cute in movies.’” 

Jane Foster has been in the Marvel Universe for a really long time, yet her characterization is not really notable. (I think Norah Winters might even be more memorable than Jane, and she was introduced in 2008!) I think this is a change in comic book that makes sense, would you agree?  
 
Source: Los Angeles Times 
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I am excited 

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#2  Edited By Magian

I don't mind this change if the movie is ok.

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#3  Edited By Illyana Rasputin
@haydenclaireheroes said:
" I am excited  "
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#4  Edited By brc2000

I usually don't like when they make unnecessary changes, but Jane Foster's a pretty boring character, so it's fine,

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#5  Edited By roadbuster

It might have been an interesting angle if they could've pulled off the 12 Monkeys / Ultimates ambiguity as to whether Thor was really a god or just a crazy mutant, but the trailers seem to preclude that question (suppose we might question whether he's a god or an alien but since there's no question of sanity the dilemma is a lot less interesting- whether gods or aliens, the pantheon all actually exist).

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#6  Edited By Jotham

Well, I guess it's better than, "Denise Richards: NUCLEAR PHYSICIST!"

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Or, "Tara Reid: ARCHAEOLOGIST!"

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#7  Edited By sora_thekey
@Mainline: I'm guessing that will be addressed since Jane Foster was described as "skeptical"... 
@brc2000: I agree... 
@Jotham: lol!
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I'd watch this if Natalie Portman was playing a taxi cab driver from Queens.
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#9  Edited By Demas

I wonder if Portman's research will be wasted...

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#10  Edited By Om1kron
@ComicMan24 said:
" I don't mind this change if the movie is ok. "
I agree with this, It's just like the changes they made in iron man, making the enemies middle easterns instead of the chinese to make sense with the times (and obviously not to piss off the chinese) lol! Plus I wouldn't want them to waste the talent of Natalie Portman like that did with Ed Norton in the hulk. 
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#21  Edited By Eyz

I guess she'll be pretty closer to Jane from the comic reimagining "Thor: The Mighty Avenger" (as will most of the movie as well, plot-wise). It's a nice modern reinterpretation that also does away with the Don Blake persona.

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#22  Edited By SC  Moderator

Of course she has to be an astrophysicist, because.... those have to be space pants because her... 0_0 
 
Alternatively you may ask, Thor Odinson, are those pants made and crafted in ye old Asgard because I must say my weather controlling friend, your rear is godly!  
 
*insert picture of Heimdall on the Bi Frost bridge GIF with shades slowly lowering down across his eyes, with mouth clenched*

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#23  Edited By Kairan1979

Imagine if somebody did the movie about Superman with Lois Lane as a spoiled wealthly socialite instead of reporter. Or Spider-Man movie with MJ Watson as the agent of SHIELD.
That's how I feel about "new" Jane Foster.

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@Kairan1979 said:
" Imagine if somebody did the movie about Superman with Lois Lane as a spoiled wealthly socialite instead of reporter. Or Spider-Man movie with MJ Watson as the agent of SHIELD.That's how I feel about "new" Jane Foster. "
Those are poor examples, the "new" Jane Foster as you put it fits because Nurse Foster doesn't have Dr. Donald Blake. So this change isn't bad at all. Now if they changed her and still had Thor's alternate id be Don Blake then it wouldn't make sense.

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