Bil Browning

Thor Will Be a Woman in New Marvel Comics

Filed By Bil Browning | July 16, 2014 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: female lead character, female Thor, Marvel Comics, Thor

female-thor.jpgMarvel Comic's classic character Thor will be a woman in upcoming comic book editions. The company announced the surprise move during an episode of The View.

"This is not She-Thor," writer Jason Aaron said in a press release. "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."

In the comic book timeline, the Norse God Thor was stripped of his powers by his father, Odin. After his son redeems himself, Odin puts Thor's power in his hammer, Mjolnir. The magic weapon is engraved with the words, "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." Marvel has not said whether or not they will change the words on the hammer, but in previous editions the weapon has been picked up and wielded by female characters like Storm of the X-Men and Wonder Woman.

The move will create Marvel's eighth female lead character. The company has said that Thor will remain a God and will not be called a Goddess.

The change will likely not affect the movie franchise.

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