On this morning’s episode of The View, Marvel Comics released some big news. Popular comic book character Thor is being replaced by a female predecessor! It is still unclear as to whether character change will take place in an all new title, Thor: God of Thunder, or a different project.
The only thing we do know is that Thor will make a foolish mistake, and that will cause him to lose his hammer. He is no longer worthy of wielding Mjolnir (his magical hammer), so he must pass it on to a female character. The identity of the new character is unknown. It is rumored that she is someone who Thor saved in the past, so she chooses to model her own identity as a superhero after him. She will even keep the name ‘Thor’ despite her gender.
More to come on this breaking story as details emerge!
Update: The new character is part of a brand new series simply titled Thor. Marvel’s “Thor #1” will debut in October, from the creative team Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman.