Natalie Explains Pivotal Role in 'Thor' Sequel


Natalie Portman is back for her second adventure with the Marvel Comics character Thor (in his second solo adventure, Marvel's Thor: The Dark World), in theaters November 8, and the star showed up solo to a special New York screening Wednesday night to talk about filming with the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins -- and to reveal secret details about her character's involvement in the plot!

PICS: Hollywood's Sexiest Shirtless Men

"My character is sort of at the center because she is in possession of a weapon everyone's after at some point," she explains, refusing to reveal any specific spoilers.

Portman, Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings and Rene Russo are all back for the sequel, this time directed by Alan Taylor. In Thor: The Dark World finds the classic Marvel Comics character battling to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself -- an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith (played by Eccleston) looking to plunge the universe back into darkness. In order to defeat his powerful enemy, Thor must forge an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save the people he loves -- and the universe itself.

Related Video: Tom Hiddleston Talks 'Thor 2'

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World also stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander.