Marvel comics has finally revealed the identity of the female Thor who can lift the mighty hammer. The new development leaves one question 'will the newly revealed Thor replace Chris Hemsworth on screen?'
The revelation of the female Thor by Marvel Comics has fans wondering how soon before the emergence of Natalie Portman as the female version of Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel cinema universe.
In 2014, Marvel Comics introduced a new female Thor and fans have been eager to know the woman wielding Thor’s mighty hammer.
Following the release of issue No. 8 of the Thor series, written by Jason Aaron , the new heroine has been revealed as Dr. Jane Foster, a former girlfriend of the hero, battling breast cancer.
“Jane Foster has been part of the Thor comics and the Thor mythology from almost the very beginning,” Mr. 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.”
“Most of the new readers seem to be women and young girls, which is great,” Mr. Aaron said. “You’re seeing more and more comics that appeal to that audience.”
“Usually when I say I write comics for a living, I kind of get blank stares,” Mr. Aaron said. “Now, when I say I write Thor, they say, ‘You’re the lady Thor guy?’ Yup. That’s me.”
One major question that comes with the reveal is what it’ll mean for the movies. Would Natalie Portman who plays Chris Hemsworth's girlfriend take over as God of thunder?
While things could take a different turn in the future, fans can expect to see Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War – Part One (2018), and Avengers: Infinity War – Part Two (2019).