In news that doesn’t come as a huge surprise—given that Natalie Portman has said she’s pretty much done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that Thor’s apparently spent all his downtime since his last movie appearance hanging out with his roommate, Darryl—Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that the God Of Thunder and Dr. Jane Foster have broken up. Marvel has yet to comment on which party will get the ‘shippers in the split.
The love story between Jane and Thor has never been a big draw for fans, most of whom would rather see Chris Hemsworth “interact” with co-star and god-brother Tom Hiddleston instead. The last straw in their relationship appears to have been Thor: The Dark World, in which not even an infusion of sentient, universe-destroying cherry Jell-O could make Jane a sufficiently interesting cinematic love-interest. (A pity, since her status as a female Thor was a highlight of recent Marvel comics.)
Meanwhile, casting notices for Thor: Ragnarok suggests that Thor might be headed for a rebound as calamitous as Mjolnir bouncing off a vibranium shield—we’ll take our No-Prize for that burst of simile nerdery in the mail, please—with news coming that the Odinson will be teaming up with wayward Asgardian Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) on his upcoming quest through space. It’s not a guarantee they’ll be romantically involved, but we’ll presumably know more when Ragnarok arrives in theaters on November 3.