Meet Thor, the Goddess of Thunder.
Jane Foster will taking on the mantle of Thor in Marvel‘s Thor: Love and Thunder, which has been officially announced at Comic-Con. Taika Waitita is to reprise his role as director for Thor’s fourth installment, with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson back as Thor and Valkyrie respectively.
The big news was that Natalie Portman would be returning as Jane Foster, a character who has been mostly given a back seat in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – that is until now.
“When we were shooting Ragnarok I was reading one storyline by Jason Aaron called The Mighty Thor,” Waititi told the Hall H audience. “For those of you that know that storyline, it’s incredible, it’s full of emotion, and love and thunder. And it introduces, for the first time, female Thor.”
A 2014 storyline in the comics saw Foster deemed worthy to wield Thor’s hammer Mjolnir when he is no longer able. She takes on the name Thor, the Goddess of Thunder at this time and becomes a member of the Avengers.
Thompson also dropped a reveal during the presentation. Valkyrie, who was made the new ruler of New Asgard in Endgame, will be the MCU’s first openly LGBTQ superhero. “I think first of all as king, as the new king, she needs to find her new queen,” Thompson said to wide applause.
Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to hit US cinemas on November 5, 2021.
Check out the Thor: Love and Thunder Comic-Con panel below and scroll down further to check out the film’s official title logo: