Well, the use of the word "thundering" in the press release suggested Thor, and now it has been confirmed. In the opening monologue – a roundtable discussion of news items -- the ladies of The View announced that Marvel will unveil a new comic book centered around a female character who picks up Thor’s hammer, turning herself into the new Thor.
The story behind her is that she created herself. She was saved by Thor, and she came down from Earth – followed him – and made herself look like Thor. And now she’s taking over."
This isn’t groundbreaking. Thor Girl once wielded similar powers to the Asgardian god, and assisted him in battle. The blonde woman featured in images on The View looked a little like Tarene, the identity of Thor Girl, though we’re under the impression that this will be a completely new character. (Marvel is surprisingly mum on details at the moment, though I’m guessing more will be revealed in detail now that the cat is out of the bag.)
The introduction of a female Thor can – and should – have all sorts of implications in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll have coverage touching on the ways that this news can affect Marvel’s formulating Phase 3 as the day progresses. For now, what do you think about a female Thor? Weigh in below.