Marvel Introduces New Female ThorBy: Mike Fossum - July 15, 2014
It was announced today on The View by Whoopi Goldberg that Marvel Comics that the traditional male Thor character will be replaced by a new female Thor.
According to Marvel’s Asgardian canon, the male Thor commits some sort of misdeed which renders him unworthy of wielding his enchanted hammer Mjolnir, and the lady Thor takes his place. Little is known so far about the origins of the female Thor, but it’s been revealed that the original God of Thunder had once saved her.
Goldberg remarked, “It’s a huge day in the Marvel Universe. Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up, and he’s no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. For the first time in history, that hammer is being held by a woman. That’s right. Thor is a woman!”
Avengers director Joss Whedon chimes in on Twitter:
It’s not clear why Whedon posted a picture of Katee Sackhoff, who would make an excellent lady Thor; perhaps it’s some sort of casting hint.
Thor: God of Thunder series by writer Jason Aaron commented, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.” Aaron will stay on as a writer of the new iteration of the Thor saga, and will be joined by Russell Dauterman, who will be handling the artwork.
The original man-Thor will not be written out of the Marvel universe, but will be carrying his magical battle ax called Jarnbjorn, which he wielded during his younger days.
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