Female Thor’s Identity Revealed; Exit Strategy Implied


The story will reveal it tomorrow, but via the New York Times, we have the spoiler below…

The story reveals the new heroine to be Dr. Jane Foster

Shocked. I am shocked that it would turn out to be the main female character from the Thor movies. Who already was female Thor in an old What if… title.

“Jane Foster has been part of the Thor comics and the Thor mythology from almost the very beginning,” [writer Jason]Aaron said. “The very act of picking up this hammer, of becoming Thor, is killing her. Where we go from here is the real story.”

Okay, stop right there. In other words, she can’t go on being Thor.

Obvious point may be obvious – comics nearly always go back to the status quo unless there’s a massive continuity reboot – but isn’t it a bit soon to start undoing this whole notion already?

Or, perhaps, was this intended to be part of a big synergy thing until you Marvel folks realized Natalie Portman really doesn’t want to be Thor?

If I were even more cynical and conspiracy-prone, I’d suggest this was a tactic to distract people from the lack of Black Widow toys. But then I’m the guy who always resented that hook-hand Aquaman, Kyle Rayner and Conor Hawke didn’t stick around as the main versions of their respective identities, so maybe I’m just bitter. I think a permanent replacement is good every now and then, even if it confuses five year-olds buying Chris Hemsworth action figures.

You might say it’s a…


…Thor point.