Natalie Portman, Stan Lee make headlines for Marvel


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ALEC BARIS, Digital Engagement Associate

Stan Lee is seen onstage at Los Angeles Comic-Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 28, 2017. (Rich Polk/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

Stan Lee, beloved co-creator of multiple Marvel comic book characters like Spider-Man, will not be forgotten any time soon in the streets of New York.

Reported by Bronx News 12, a Bronx street was co-named in honor of the comic book legend last week. Council member Fernando Cabrera spearheaded the street co-naming so that University Avenue, between Brandt Place and West 176th Street, is called Stan Lee Way.

Lee was raised in the Bronx and lived in apartment on University Avenue, where he attended Dewitt Clinton High School. He passed away in November of 2019, but the co-naming ensures that his legacy remains intact.

Natalie Portman as the new Thor revealed by Marvel

Marvel fans also got their first glimpse of Natalie Portman reprising her role as Jane Foster in “Thor: Love and Thunder” in the company’s newly released marketing material.

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Reported by GamingBible, a member of the film’s crew has shared a sneak peek of T-shirts that were handed out to cast and crew during filming. One of the T-shirts shows Thor, fellow female sidekick Valkyrie, and Portman’s Jane Foster in full battle armor, which went viral on twitter.

Portman, the 39-year-old Israeli-born actress (born Natalie Hershlag),  has shared her excitement with stepping into the role as a female super hero, who should at no point be referred to as “Lady Thor.”

“Thor: Love and Thunder” is scheduled to be released in February 2022.