Disney owns ABC. Disney owns Marvel.
So it only makes sense — I guess? — that the announcement of a female Thor happens on ABC’s female-centric morning talk show The View.
In the new installation of the Thor comics, the mighty Mjolnir will be picked up by a woman.
To be clear: Thor is not becoming a woman; the hammer is being passed on, but the how and why remains unclear, as does the woman’s identity. But so far, this has been revealed:
“The story behind her is she created herself. She was saved by Thor and she came down to Earth, followed him, and made herself look like Thor and so now she’s taking over,” according to the The View.
“Thor” will be written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder), with art by Russell Dauterman (Cyclops), and will be published in October.
“This is not She-Thor,” Aaron said. “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,” Variety wrote.
Naturally, social media and the blogosphere have been actively commenting since the news broke. Even Joss Whedon himself has weighed in:
A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? pic.twitter.com/Tg2Ti8PIOo
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 15, 2014
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