Thor, The Son Of Odin Will Now Be A Woman

The daughter of Odin?

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According to Marvel, the popular God of Thunder will now be recast as a woman

Thor is now recast as a woman in a new comic book to be released soon.

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Marvel announced that in its new comic book run, the son of Odin becomes unworthy of Mjolnir, so the title of "Thor" will pass on to a woman.


He is famed as the God of Thunder, but Thor is to change sex, launching an "all-new era" for the comic book icon, its publishers said on Tuesday.


“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."

In the new story, the current Thor is unworthy to hold the famed Mjolnir and the powers are to be passed on to a woman.

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To be clear, series writer Jason Aaron said in a statement: “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.”


"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 comic will be released in October and will describe how the current Thor is now unworthy of the famed hammer Mjolnir and will be passed on to a woman

The current Thor is now unworthy of the Mjolnir and is seen now carrying a battle axe instead.

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Marvel announced on Tuesday that in its new comic book run coming in October, Thor as we know him becomes unworthy of Mjolnir, so the hammer — and the title of "Thor" — will pass on from the son of Odin to ... a woman.


“It's a huge day in the Marvel Universe,” Whoopi Goldberg said on the show. “Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up, and he's no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. For the first time in history, that hammer is being held by a woman. That's right. Thor is a woman!”


It's hard to imagine a more masculine character than Thor, who is based on the god of thunder of Norse myth: he's the strapping, hammer-wielding son of Odin who, more often than not, sports a beard and likes nothing better than smacking frost giants.


The future of the movie adaptation of Thor is unclear, where the lead is currently played by actor Chris Hemsworth

The future of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic universe is unclear with this new direction.

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This doesn't mean Chris Hemsworth is out of a job, as Marvel's cinematic universe doesn't synch up with the comics by any stretch. And the son of Odin isn't just going away — Marvel released a photo of a grumpy-looking Thunder God wielding a battle-axe instead of Mjolnir.


In the movies, Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013) plus The Avengers (2012) and its forthcoming sequel, the hero is played by actor Chris Hemsworth. Exactly who will fill the thunder god's boots in the comics – whether an established character or someone completely new – has not been revealed.


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