'Thor' Will Be A Woman In New Relaunch Of Comic Series
Somebody better call Chris Hemsworth! Marvel superhero Thor is getting a makeover--in the form of a woman.
Thor will no longer be male (as is currently portrayed in the cinematic Marvel universe by Hemsworth). The character will be re-launched as a woman in the comic book universe.
As first revealed on The View, the character will be separate from the man who had been Thor — a title which, in the Marvel Universe, is designated by whomever proves worthy to hold Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir.
“This is not She-Thor,” said series writer Jason Aaron in a statement. “This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe.” Aaron, who has also written for the Marvel Comics title Thor: God of Thunder, is working with artist Russell Dauterman (Cyclops) on the series, which will launch in October.
Marvel Comics editor Wil Moss also emphasized that the new Thor “is not a temporary female substitute — she is now the one and only Thor.”
What do you think of the news, Instincters? Excited to see Thor as a woman??