The Identity Of The New Female Thor Leaks Online (Marvel Official UPDATE)


So, yesterday, the identity of the current Thor leaked online as the last page of tomorrow's Thor #8 was posted, most prominently by the Team Hellions website, but also across the net, with plenty of folk just tweeting the news without any spoiler warnings…

Like this one.


The identity of the new female Thor was deliberately hidden, with one candidate being set up as a fake reveal.

But as we told you in an article last month regarding that very speculation, 

You know, a year ago, even before it was announced on the View, I did hear that Jane Foster was going to be the next Thor but  was told that Marvel and writer Jason Aaron, hadn't decided yet….

Which is true. We didn't run it back then because, you know, it's one thing to spoil a comic the day before publication, it's another before it's even been written…

Of course, just as with Sam Wilson taking the role of Captain America in the comics raising the question of whether Anthony Mackie could take the lead in Captain America 4, so we have to wonder if there might be a raised role for Natalie Portman in Thor: Ragnarok or Thor 4 if Chris Hemsworth steps down?


Dammit, there are no decent mashup images of Natalie Portman as Thor online. I guess that will change in about 90 seconds from now…

And speculators? We tagged this issue way back when for a reason….


So… how exactly did Jane Foster get to the moon?

UPDATE: An official Marvel PR interview with Jason Aaron, spoiling the issue in far more depth, has just run on Vulture.

But there's a catch: She's also battling breast cancer. When she lifts the hammer, she becomes a superpowered god; when she's not using it, she transforms back into her weakened mortal self. What's more, it appears that the magic transitions are making her condition worse.

And Jason Aaron appears pleased….

It's good. It's good for the secret to be out. If anything, I'm not getting text messages from my mom anymore demanding to know who Thor is.



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