|Don't call her She-Thor!|
How do we break the news to Jane Foster?
Marvel on Tuesday announced a new Thor soon will be wielding Mjolnir - and that the character will be portrayed by a woman. The announcement was made on ABC's "The View." And make no mistake - this is the real Thor, God of Thunder. In the words of writer Jason Aaron:
"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thoria. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it's unlike any Thor we've seen before."
Aaron will be series writer for the new Thor, who debuts in October. Plot details are unknown, but the current Thor apparently becomes unworthy of the power.
Added Marvel editor Wil Moss:
"The inscription on Thor's hammer reads 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well, it's time to update that inscription. The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the only and only Thor, and she is worthy!"
Beta-Ray Bill could not be reached for comment.