The hottest topic sweeping around the internet for the past couple of days is Marvel’s character change for Captain America. However, the switch-a-roo of characters does not end there. Marvel has also confirmed that Thor will be embracing a new character as well in the comic- a female character! That’s right ladies and gents, Thor is now a woman.
Let me break it down for you. Thor does not actually have super powers. The Mjolnir (that’s the name of the ridiculously large death dealing hammer of justice) has the ability to harness lightening, which the wielder can control. The Mjolnir must deem you worthy in order for you to harness the power of Thor. In order to introduce the new character, the original Thor must have done something to anger the hammer, or he kicked the bucket. Either way, this new female character is deemed worthy by the hammer and takes over the role of Thor.
So, basically long story short, if the hammer like you, there’s a good chance you can be a lightening wielding God/Goddess.
Marvel fans everywhere are torn straight down the middle with the decision. Some are fully embracing the new ‘girl power’ idea, while others are sneering. Is Marvel making a smart decision with such a drastic change? Only time will tell.