Natalie´s Jane Foster in Next Avengers Movie?

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As is well known, the character of Jane Foster, played by Natalie in Thor’s first two movies, has not appeared in the MCU for years (she had a couple of mentions in “Age of Ultron” and “Thor Ragnarok”). Natalie stated long ago that “As far as I know, I’m done (with MCU)” … but this could change in the next Avengers movie, brand new in 2019. According to a Huffington Post article, in which ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ directors reveal who died and survived off screen, the fate of Jane Foster could be considered a “potential spoiler”:

Jane Foster (Natalie Portman)

Status: Too spoilery.

Director comments: “When we say spoiler, [we mean] potential spoiler,” Anthony clarified after I was a bit shocked they couldn’t comment on Jane.

Thoughts: Whoa, what? Natalie Portman hasn’t been a part of the MCU since “Thor: The Dark World” back in 2013. However, Portman has said she’d be open to returning to the Marvel realm, so maybe a Thor-Jane reunion is on the horizon.

Does this mean that there is still one last chance to see Natalie playing the character in the next Avenger movie? Natalie said in an interview for Screen Rant in February that “I’m completely open to everything, but I have no news about that”, so, who knows…

Dan Stevens Joins Natalie in ‘Pale Blue Dot’

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More casting addictions for Noah Hawley´s Pale Blue Dot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Stevens will play Natalie’s on-screen spouse in Fox Searchlight’s astronaut drama:

The film reteams Stevens with his “Legion” creator Noah Hawley, who’s directing from a script by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. Other previously announced actors are Jon Hamm and Zazie Beetz. The movie is scheduled to shoot this summer.

Tidbits

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It’s been a very quiet week in Natland, without great news or photos, but even so, we have a few Tidbits:

-The next public appearance of Natalie will be at the Boston Calling festival in just two weeks. We knew that she will present a mini Film Festival, with the screening of seven films with a common denominator: the representation of “female gaze” in cinema. Today we have known that Natalie will also curate and host a series of special programming at the Arena Stage during the three days of the festival.

Vox Lux is the last film shot by Natalie a few weeks ago. With the movie still in post production, today it has been announced that Vision Film has achieved distribution rights in China, in the market of the Cannes Festival. Hopefully we can see the film in the fall season…

-Speaking of Cannes, which is being held these days in France, Natalie remembered her attendance, as part of the festival jury in 2008, on her Instagram account:

Details of Natalie Portman’s Boston Calling Appearance

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We’ve all been wondering – what exactly is Natalie going to be doing at Boston Calling in May? Well, the answer has finally arrived via Boston Magazine.

What do Lolita, The Exorcist, and 2015’s Diary of a Teenage Girl have in common? All three movies in some way involve the concept of “the female gaze,” and all three will be featured in Natalie Portman’s film festival next month.

Natalie goes on to add:

“I’m so excited to show films that I love that explore the female gaze,” says Natalie Portman. “I don’t think there is anything inherently different between male and female artists, but these are examples of great works of art in which similar storylines have female tropes that play out quite differently depending on who is telling the story. I’m looking forward to sharing these with an audience and hearing their reactions. It makes it an even more special opportunity to watch these incredible films on the big screen at one of my favorite movie theaters.”

A cool topic and no surprise she chose Diary of a Teenage Girl, as she really wanted to work with director Marielle Heller after the film came out.

The festival will run from May 22nd to May 24th.

Instagram Photo

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Hair styling Joanna Makoswki and makeup artist Shane Paish shared a photo with Natalie in their instagram accounts yesterday, in what seems a new photoshoot for some magazine or similar. Here it is:

Intense Days…

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There is no doubt that Natalie’s decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has generated an unprecedented stir and debate in the Jewish community, inside and outside of Israel. Of all the (most angry) opinion pieces and statements written these last two days, I think this one, signed by Elad Nehorai, perfectly describes Natalie’s intentions about her decision. It’s worth reading:

Forward: Natalie Portman Just Taught Us How To Criticize Israel With Love

Hopefully things returned to normal soon…

P.S.: (I don’t think it’s necessary, but just in case), we remind, for all those who write comments addressed to her, that this is a fansite, without any contact with Natalie.

Natalie Reveals Why She Skipped Genesis Prize Ceremony

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After the announcement that Natalie would not travel to Israel to receive the Genesis Award, yesterday was full of opinion articles and even statements by members of the Israeli government on the matter. Today Natalie has explained her decision, through a message in her instagram account. Here it is:

My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others. Let me speak for myself. I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech at the ceremony. By the same token, I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it. Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation. I treasure my Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema, and dance. Israel was created exactly 70 years ago as a haven for refugees from the Holocaust. But the mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values. Because I care about Israel, I must stand up against violence, corruption, inequality, and abuse of power. Please do not take any words that do not come directly from me as my own. This experience has inspired me to support a number of charities in Israel. I will be announcing them soon, and I hope others will join me in supporting the great work they are doing.

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Genesis Prize Ceremony Cancelled

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According to Jewish Telegraphy Agency, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced this Thursday that they were canceling its prize ceremony in Israel in June after 2018 recipient Natalie Portman said she would not take part in light of “recent events”.

The foundation said that Natalie’s representative notified it that “recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel” and that “she cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony.”

The Genesis Prize Foundation said in a statement that it was “very saddened” that the Israeli-American actress would not take part in the ceremony, and that they “fear that Ms. Portman’s decision will cause our philanthropic initiative to be politicized, something we have worked hard for the past five years to avoid.”

R.I.P. Milos Forman

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I don´t usually report sad news, but I think this is worth mentioning. Milos Forman, the well-known Czechoslovakian director, who directed excellent films such as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” or “Amadeus”, died on Friday in Connecticut, USA, at the age of 86. Other notable films are Ragtime, The People versus Larry Flint, Man on the Moon or Valmont. It is fair to note that Natalie starred, along with Javier Bardem and Stellan Skarsgård, one of his latest films: Goya´s Ghosts, in 2006. Here we have a few photos of the film to honor his memory. Rest in peace…

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New NataliePortman.com Server

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Thanks to our Patreon supporters we now have enough funds every month to pay for a much needed new server. Sneakily, Kris was able to move to the new server already so…welcome!

Hopefully everything feels snappy and responsive. Looking at the server stats, the graphs are all trending in the right direction. Thanks again to all of you who are helping to make this possible.