As Marvel announce a new female Thor comic, we ask who could play her in the inevitable movie...
In one of the best girl-power news stories of the week, Marvel Comics has announced that one of its most popular characters, Thor, God of strength, will be reincarnated as a woman in a new cartoon series this October.
Jason Aaron, Marvel series writer, was keen to make it clear to fans that the new Thor is not a secondary character, or spouse to the original.“This is not She-Thor,” he said. “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.”
Initial artworks dress our new heroine in an SS14-ready metallic ensemble, complete with a chic cape and the ultimate androgynous accessory – Thor’s iconic hammer.
And would it be weird to say that we’re totally jealous of thenew protagonist’s strong bod? Marvel have perfectly translated the character’s traditionally hunky torso (supplied by Chris Hemsworth in the 2011 film) into a tough female form, without trying to down-play herphysical strength because she’s a woman.
In a statement on their website, Marvel acknowledged that they hope the new character will spur on a new generation of female comic book fans.“The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more,” they said. “And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute- she’s not the one and only Thor, and she is worthy [of the status]!”
And so, as all mega-franchises seem to get made into movies these days, we thought we’d pick our top 5 kick-ass actresses who could play the super woman when she inevitably comes to the big screen.
Has already put in the groundwork by training as a Tribute for The Hunger Games and as Raven in X-Men. She also recently face-palmed Emma Watson whilst wearing Dior Couture – an encouraging sign that she could pull off some serious combat moves whilst handling that gorgeous billowing cape.
Our ultimate woman-itarian is already out to save the world, so her attitude is spot-on for the part. Add to that her Tomb Raider combat-training past and we have a real force to be reckoned with.
Cara may not be as experienced in the field as some of the other contenders we’ve mentioned, but her recent runway rumbles show a feistier side. And if all else fails, she could do something clever with those eyebrows to ward-off the enemy.
Queen B hasn’t fronted a movie since Cadillac Records in 2008, but for this particular role we think she is seriously over-qualified. After all, who runs the world?
Yes, we know we’re getting silly now, but there’s no denying that the German Chancellor is one seriously powerful lady…