Marvel isn’t waiting until the release of Thor #8 tomorrow for people to find out who exactly the new female Thor is. The comic book publisher decided to leak it early so that no one else could. For those of you who have eagerly been waiting for confirmation on the identity of the woman who took up Mjolnir, the wait is over.
It’s been a mystery in the comics since her first appearance, but now we know who the new God of Thunder is. It’s unsurprisingly Dr. Jane Foster, the former girlfriend of Thor, who was played by Natalie Portman in the movies. Like many of you, I kind of figured that this was going to be the case early on. Of course, there was also a lot of speculation that it could have been Thor’s sister Angela.
It makes sense to me that it would be Jane. Comic writer Jason Aaron had this to say about the reveal:
“Jane Foster has been part of the Thor comics and the Thor mythology from almost the very beginning. The very act of picking up this hammer, of becoming Thor, is killing her. Where we go from here is the real story.”
Sounds like things are going to get even more intriguing. Who knows where exactly the story will go from here? She will be teaming up with the Avengers in the Secret Wars crossover event, though.
It makes me wonder if this is where the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be headed, as well. Is it possible that one day Natalie Portman could be the new Thor? I think that would be pretty badass. What do you all think of Jane Foster as the God of Thunder?