The comic book based films had a very confusing time in the 2000s. On the one hand, we had Spider-Man from Sam Raimi which led to a series of funny adventures, and on the other, there was the Batman trilogy from Christopher Nolan which made the superheroes realistic and gritty. Back in 2005, an attempt was made by V for Vendetta to use the technical advancement in terms of special effects and style, alongside telling a mature story based on fascism. The film eventually failed to impress the audiences. If the movie’s star Natalie Portman got her wish, she would want to reprise her character of Evey in a sequel movie. Portman attended a Q & A recently, hosted by BuzzFeed, where she was asked about which of her films she would be interested in making a sequel to, and she replied, “Maybe V for Vendetta.”
The movie is set in a post world war world where London is a police state run by a fascist government, and there is a vigilante famous as V (Hugo Weaving), who uses terrorist techniques to battle the oppressors of the world in which he exists. V saves a young lady Evey (Portman) from the secret police, and in the process, he gets an ally in his fight against the oppressors of England.
Among the key elements of the movie and the comic series created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd which the film is inspired by, is that while serving as the symbol of the revolution, V also demonstrates to the residents of London that anyone was capable of doing what he did and he was just channeling the simmering anger. That’s why a sequel might see Evey taking up a role similar to V in the original movie, or could feature a world where the power equations have changed and created fascinating results.
Natalie Portman has been highly acclaimed for her roles in dramatic movies and has won Oscar as well, but, audiences might not remember her association in this comic book based film or her appearances in the MCU.
Portman played the character of Jane Foster in Thor and Thor: The Dark World. In the 2015 movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark, and Thor mentioned the absence of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) while the duo engaged in a bragging contest about the achievements of their love interests. Although we have seen Paltrow return to MCU recently, there is nothing known about when or whether Portman would be back.
In fact, there is great uncertainty about Portman’s Marvel Cinematic Universe future as there have been conflicting updates over the years.
Back in 2016, during an interview with Wall Street Journal, Portman had said. “As far as I know, I’m done. I mean, I don’t know if maybe one day they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever, I have no idea. But as far as I know, I’m done. It was a great thing to be a part of.”
However, sometime back, Portman told ScreenRant, “I’m completely open to everything, but I have no news about that.”
In fall 2017, reports circulated about a V for Vendetta TV series being in development, but, not much has so far been heard about that project since then.
We will update you as soon as new information comes about V for Vendetta.
[H/T YouTube, BuzzFeed Celeb]