There are a new movie hitting theatres, and it will reportedly change the way you look at the world forever because this time it’s “Thor: Love and Thunder.” The movie star cast Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, who was introduced in Thor: Ragnarok as Valkyrie. Also returning is Taika Waititi who directed Ragnarok. And the shocking surprise for all the Marvel fans is “Natalie Portman” yes, she’s back again, and she’s playing the female Thor who appeared as the alter ego of her character.
When the announcement came that a woman would take over the powers and name of Thor, a small subsection of fans cried foul. Convinced once again that any progress in making the comics world more inclusive was an overt slight against men, they quickly honed in on a specific line of attack: “Thor” is the god’s name. It is not a title that can just be assumed by someone else. So that is the only reason they were upset not because they are conflating a small change that gives women an equal place at the comics table with actual discrimination against men.
Writer Jason Aaron created a proxy for the upset fans in the form of the Absorbing Man, Crusher Creel; and allowed Thor herself to weigh in on the controversy the way many of us would like to: with a stiff right cross.
“Phase 4 is all about new beginnings, and what better way to commit to that than really shake up Thor by bringing in a female lead?” Let us hope that the female Thor will give goosebumps to the marvel fans and will see if it succeed or not. In addition to revealing Portman’s return, the Thor crew also announced a release date for the upcoming movie: November 2021.