The announcement at Comic-Con San Diego, in which a female Thor was presented – Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) – has somewhat upset fans, but once this studio version was adopted (released in October 2014 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman) ) new questions have emerged regarding the script of Thor: Love and Thunder. One of them is related to Jane’s use of cancer-fighting during her transformation into the “Great Thor”.
Director Taika Waititi (who was at the helm of Thor: Ragnarok and the upcoming Love and Thunder) gave an answer, via variety.com, on the occasion of promoting his new movie, Jojo Rabbit: “I think it’s an important part of the comics. and it is impressive that he must fight two battles at the same time. As for me, I love this narrative variant. It remains to be seen if it will be found in the film as well. ”
In the comics, while Thor is no longer worthy of lifting the Mjölnir hammer and losing the title of Asgard protector, Jane is diagnosed with breast cancer. Before anyone else comes to claim the magic hammer, a mysterious woman manages to pick it up and calls herself the “Great Thor”. Until the former Thor, who takes his name from Odinson, finds out who that woman is, Jane manages to fully identify with her new superhero identity, but with all the energy and superpowers gained, cancer continues to affect her human form.
Love and Thunder, in which we will also see Tessa Thompson in the role of Valkyrie, will be released on November 5, 2021. Taika Waititi’s new film, the war-comedy-drama in which the filmmaker plays the role of Hitler, launches in the States Joined October 18 (has no release date in our cinemas).