The unexpected pairing of a Marvel announcement and talk show "The View" this morning set the stage for a big announcement that was hoped to be the reveal of "Thor 3".
Instead, it turned out a not to be news from Marvel Studios, but rather Marvel Comics. who indicate that a new "Thor" comic is coming, one which will follow a female Thor.
Series writer Jason Aaron says "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." Marvel editor Wil Moss adds "This new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute – she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!"
The announcement does pose the question, will this change come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Chris Hemsworth's contract ends with "The Avengers 3," the actor is stuck with a gruelling workout regime each time he plays it, and his paycheque isn't close to what he can command outside of Marvel films. When he goes, could a new female "Thor" replace him?
Source: Marvel Studios