At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con we learned that the fourth Thor film would introduce Natalie Portman‘s Jane Foster as Thor! Many fans were worried this could mean that Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor Odinson would somehow be losing his power or status in ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Director Taika Waititi was asked about the situation at this year’s D23 Expo, and while he didn’t go into details on the plot, he did shed some light on the situation when asked about it by Entertainment Tonight:
“[She’s] a Thor. There’s still the other Thor, the original Thor [played by Hemsworth]. She’s not called Female Thor. In the comics, she’s called the Mighty Thor. It comes from that comic run. I couldn’t be more happy and excited.”
It sounds as if Foster won’t be replacing Odinson but joining him. While the comics showed us where The Mighty Thor came from when the original no longer felt worthy to wield Mjolnir, it feels like things will play out a little differently here. We aren’t sure how much of a part Hemsworth’s character will be playing in the movie as he might be leaving at some point during it to join up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. We know that the God of Thunder has already relinquished his claim to the Asgardian throne to Valkyrie and if he is heading off-planet, he might be handing Mjolnir over to Jane as a way to keep a Thor protecting the Earth.
Only time will tell as to how that story will play out.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ when it is released? Do you think we’ll actively see two Thors flying around and protecting the Earth? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!