Natalie Portman Is The First Female Thor | Clozette


Everyone was delighted with revelations that came about in this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con 2019. In particular, both hardcore comic fans and the more casual viewers alike were hyped up with Marvel Studios teased their plans for the next two years. With series spin-offs set to be released on Disney+ and all-new films set to be in theatres, there’s much to look forward to. But what excites us most of all are the increasingly female-centred releases coming up. Perhaps the biggest and most unexpected news of them all is Natalie Portman making a comeback and taking on the mantle of female Thor. 




Natalie Portman is worthy



After being absent in Thor: Ragnarok, Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster and become the female Thor in Love and Thunder. We’re not exactly sure how this will come about with her role as an astrophysicist in the film to be directed again by Taika Waititi, but we’re sure that her new character will be inspired by Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor comics. Though she might be the one wielding the Mjolnir in this fourth Thor movie, we’ll still be seeing Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star alongside her.


Female Thor becomes the Queen of Asgard?



While Jane Foster used to be Thor’s main love interest in the first two Thor films, we’re not exactly sure if their love will be rekindled in this one. But with Marvel confirming Valkyrie being the MCU’s first LGBTQ+ hero, and Tessa Thompson herself teasing that her first order of business as King of Asgard is to find a new queen, we might be treated to interesting developments later on. 



Women power up



Thor: Love and Thunder isn’t the only upcoming movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring a powered-up female cast. An all-new film entitled Eternals is coming up with its cast led by Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch will also be getting her spin-off series, WandaVision, on Disney+. Even better is Scarlett Johansson finally getting her standalone Black Widow film after years of appearing in countless MCU films.  



The world of comics and superheroes have always been dominated by male characters, but Marvel seems to be keen on changing that with the next phase of their Cinematic Universe. Female representation and diversity are definitely being amped up, so we can’t wait to see all the interesting storylines that will come about in these changes.


(Cover photo from: @natalieportman)



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Motherhood — we simply can't deny that it’s one of the most beautiful accomplishments in life for those who choose it.  Doing so in style is a different story altogether, though. So we're definitely taking a page from the style book of these lovely mums from the Clozette Community


Multi-tasking Mama


Multi-tasking Mama

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Glowing Mama-to-be


Glowing Mama-to-be

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Friday, fri-yay! The third week of July is brimming with news about beauty and fashion mixed with celebs you surely have on your radar. So to make sure you don't miss any of them — from Dior officially coming to Manila to Zara making a pledge for the planet — we lined them up fresh and hot in this week's Insider Roundup. 

 

Dior is coming to Manila



Three years after officially opening the doors to their beauty line's first flagship boutique in Manila, Dior is finally taking their topline fashion selection to the PH market. The fashion powerhouse is said to have found its home in Solaire Resort and Casino but has yet to announce its official opening date. BRB, prepping our shopping list as we wait!


Zara pledges for the planet



Almost every day, we hear brands pledging their part to save the earth. Now, Zara commits to the public by announcing that by 2025, all their clothes are going to be 100 per cent sustainable. But while that sounds like good news, Zara's team has also expressed that such a change does come with a challenge. We can only wish Zara good luck for their efforts and hope they reach their goals for Mother Earth. 


Lady Gaga's beauty brand just launched and it's already controversial



Mother Monster's much-anticipated beauty line has finally launched under the name Haus Laboratories. While Gaga fans and beauty enthusiasts alike are thrilled about the bold-looking lineup of picks, many were also quick to criticise how its initial exclusive release at Amazon may not be the best decision. This is because of the ongoing strike by employees of Amazon's Shakopee, Minessota facility in line with a protest regarding the company's pay, labour, and working conditions. People hoped that the A Star Is Born actress would rethink her decision to do business with the enterprise.


Netflix just confirmed To All The Boys I've Loved Before 3 



Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky stans, listen up! TATBILB 2 might still be in production but it seems like Netflix is already so sure of its impending success that the third instalment to the movie adaptation of Jenny Han's best-selling novel is already confirmed. Are you looking forward to seeing it?



Harry Styles in talks to play The Little Mermaid's Prince Eric



The internet may have been divided when Halle Bailey was announced as Ariel for Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid, but it seems like the critics found one character casting to agree on: Harry Styles as Prince Eric. As soon as the news rolled out, people seemed ecstatic at the prospect of the former One Direction member to take the role of the seafaring prince. It wouldn't be the first acting job for the Sign Of The Times singer if he does get cast; he had previously displayed his acting chops in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, which was said to have impressed the renowned director. 


Neutrogena recalls raved about Light Therapy Mask



Beauty brand Neutrogena's Light Therapy Mask is one of the most popular skin treatment gadgets today. But now, it's being recalled due to potentially causing eye damage. The act was made precautionary for those with existing eye conditions or taking medications resulting in light sensitivity that may be affected negatively if they were to use the product. This also tackles the ongoing discussion about the effects of blue light on our system and how it is incorporated in beauty tools. It is worth noting that this is simply a theoretical issue that is being addressed and kudos to Neutrogena for taking cautionary efforts. 



(Cover photo from: @dior)


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