THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Director Makes It Clear That Jane Foster Is "Mighty Thor" Not "Female Thor"

Following Saturday's announcement about Thor: Love and Thunder, director Taika Waititi has clarified Jane Foster's moniker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while James Gunn comments on the film's setting.

On Saturday night, we learned that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Thor: Love and Thunder. The movie will not only feature an openly gay Valkyrie, but also the big screen debut of female Thor. Sorry, the Worthy Thor!

As you can see below, Waititi wants fans to know that when Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) becomes the new God of Thunder, she won't be referred to by her gender; instead, she's going to be dubbed "Mighty" just like her comic book counterpart. That's definitely the best direction to take things in and a sign the filmmaker really cares about the character.

You can see the director's Tweet below:


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn has also commented on Thor: Love and Thunder and told one fan that Waititi's movie is going to be set before his. That's hardly a surprise, but it also means that Waititi will have to explain why the God of Thunder isn't in outer space with the team and possibly how he joins back up with them in time for Gunn's threequel.



What are your thoughts on "The Mighy Thor" and Gunn's remarks? Let us know in the usual place. 

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including Natalie Portman lifting Mjolnir for the first time!



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