Natalie Portman could be Marvel’s most powerful pound-for-pound star, if new snaps are anything to go by.
The actress stunned fans after photos teasing Thor: Love and Thunder were shared online – showing off her buff body transformation.
Most notable to fans were her toned arms, which were beefed up considerably from her roles in Jackie, Black Swan or even her previous turns as astrophysicist Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Buff Natalie Portman has me feeling some typa way,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another said: “Ladies and gentlemen, the King & Queen of Asgard. My God Madam Natalie Portman looks great.”
The photos circulating show the Star Wars actress sitting alongside co-star Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie.
In one last week, Portman – dressed as Mighty Thor – stands alongside Australia’s Chris Hemsworth.
Portman revealed previously she’d hit the gym hard to prepare for the role.
“It was really fun. I worked with a trainer, Naomi Pendergast, for, I think it was, four months before shooting, and then obviously all the way through filming,” she said.
“We did a lot of weight training and a lot of protein shakes — heavyweight training that I haven’t ever done before.
“Of course, I’ve never really aimed to get bulky. It was very physical, so it was a lot of both agility work and also strength work.”
Portman said the training made her feel “strong for the first time in my life”.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to release in July.