Natalie Portman will return for THE AVENGERS

Thor's Chris Hemsworth confirmed in a recent interview that Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster in Joss Whedon's The Avengers. It looks like they are going to bring everyone that ever starred in a Marvel movie back for this flick... well, except for Ed Norton and Terrence Howard.

Here's a rough translation of the the interview from the italian movie blog, Bad Taste it:

How many contracts signed? How many movies has committed? 

Six. Three for three for Thor and the Avengers  

And where do we stand with the Avengers? 

I'm going to get the final script, while I have read many drafts. We start shooting in May.

He read comic books to prepare? 

Yes, I gave them to Joss Whedon, and the strangest thing is that they gave me before I came to know that he would be directing the film.

There will also be Natalie Portman? 

Yes, Natalie will be there also.

The Avengers is set to hit theaters on May 4th 2012. 

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