Love and Thunder’s broken Mjolnir may be masking a far cooler device


As though Mjolnir’s time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had come to an end, Thor: Love and Thunder will reintroduce it and place it in the hands of Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman. Jane’s new armour and her ability to summon a reconstructed Mjolnir in the movie’s first trailer hint that she, along with Chris Hemsworth’s Odinson, will carry the moniker “Thor,” an idea explored in Marvel’s The Mighty Thor comics by writer Jason Aaron and illustrator Russell Dauterman.

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“Thor: Love and Thunder” tells of how Christian Bale’s character, Gorr the God Butcher, who is out on a cosmic killing spree to purge the cosmos of god-like creatures, entices the original Thor back into action. To defeat the God Butcher, Thor calls on two of his old allies: Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), the reigning ruler of New Asgard, and Jane Foster, the Mighty Thor, who now wields the enchanted hammer of her ancestor, Odin (James Marsden). It’s not obvious how much of Jane’s comic book origins will be included into Thor Love and Thunder, but the way her Mjolnir looks to be made from the hammer shards smashed in Thor: Ragnarok is striking when it first appears in the video.

In the comics, Mjolnir has been repeatedly smashed and reassembled, but in the MCU, Jane’s new Mjolnir looks like a hint to Marvel’s War of the Realms storyline in 2019 and how comics Jane eventually ends up with a lot more intriguing trademark weapon than an inscribed mallet.


Jane and Odinson were forced to meet the berserker War Thor, an Asgardian who had been ravaged by another universe’s Mjolnir and was unable to control his rage. War Thor’s cursed weapon came up in Jane’s hands after he was defeated, and she was unable to stop the unusual energies it contained from merging with her when it broke in combat.

Jane’s time as Thor had come to an end at the conclusion of War of the Realms, but her time spent with Mjolnir had left her feeling like a hero with something more to give the cosmos. Consequently, Jane became a Valkyrie, an official job title in the comics, and learnt that Undrjarn, the All-Weapon, was capable of taking on a variety of different forms. As Thor in the literature, Jane’s ability to hurl Mjolnir about in a variety of inventive ways sets her apart from Odinson. Jane’s Thor-era creativity with the hammer has been transferred into a far more broad and innovative fighting style thanks to Undrjarn’s ability to become whatever kind of weapon she can imagine when she transforms into her new Valkyrie persona.

In contrast to her Thor persona, Jane as Valkyrie is described as being significantly more in touch with her usual human senses than she ever was as Thor. So yet, Marvel hasn’t said whether or not Love and Thunder would explore Jane’s newest mythology, such as Undrjarn and the talents she gains as a Valkyrie. In Love and Thunder’s inevitable action moments, Jane Foster would instantly stand out, and the character might possibly take on a greater role in the MCU in the future.


Thor: Love and Thunder is unlikely to bring MCU Jane Foster back only to depict how she chooses to cease becoming Thor, given the divergent paths that Marvel’s books and films have taken. However, Love and Thunder has its work cut out for it when it comes to maintaining the Asgardians’ story’s pace in a captivating manner. To be fair, Jane Foster’s big-screen debut as the Mighty Thor will be a tremendous boost. When Thor: Love and Thunder was released, it was widely speculated that she would be returning to the MCU for the first time since the events of Thor: The Dark World.

On the 8th of July, 2022, Marvel Studios will release Thor: Love and Thunder in cinemas.


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