Marvel announced via The View today that the role of Thor will now be taken on by a woman! Yep Geeks, you read that right.
It seems like Thor is no longer worthy of carrying his hammer. The View co-host, Whoopi Goldberg made the announcement:
Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up. He is no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. And for the first time in history that hammer is being held by a woman.
Jenny McCarthy added some further information:
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.
Here is what Marvel has to say about the new comic series…
Coming this October THOR, written by Jason Aaron and art by Russell Dauterman, will document the evolution of the classic Marvel character, Thor. The classic God of Thunder is no longer able to hold the mighty hammer and now the hammer has been passed to a brand new female THOR.
Marvel editor, Wil Moss, made this statement:
The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription. The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!
The series writer also wanted to make it clear that, “This is not She-Thor. 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.”