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Look out Marvel Universe! There’s a new Thor coming to town, and she – yes, she – is worthy enough to possess the power of Thor.
This October, writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman are introducing an all-new God of Thunder with their series THOR.
When the Son of Odin can no longer wield the magical hammer known as Mjölnir, a newfangled female heroine will arise to the challenge and be deemed the new thunder god, or more accurately put, thunder goddess.
Stressing that this is not a gender-bender version of the husky male character, Aaron explained that an entirely different hero will be stepping up to the plate as Thor.
“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,” Aaron said in a press release statement. “This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”
Though this will mark the first time a woman is granted the title of Thor, there have been others that have also had the honor of wielding the mighty hammer in the past, including Beta Ray Bill and Thunderstrike.
At this point, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, which leaves fans to speculate: What does this mean for the original Thor and the evolution of his character? Who is the woman that is worthy of being in control of Mjölnir?
It’s still a bit of a mystery where Marvel plans to take the series, but it should be an interesting ride. For right now, it's a waiting game to see what remains to be unveiled as well as who sits behind the mask.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 15, 2014
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