From Slashfilms; Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige says there is a possibility of seeing a female version of Thor on the big screen.
Casual moviegoers currently know Thor as a big, handsome lunk played by Chris Hemwsorth, but it wasn’t until 2015 in a press release that Marvel Comics revealed a new female Thor.
“This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?
Eventually, the secret identity of the female Thor was revealed to be none other than Jane Foster. Thor’s long time love interest, who is played by Natalie Portman in the movie series. “In the comics, Jane Foster has been battling breast cancer, and it appears that in her mortal form, she still has it. In an interview with Vulture, writer Jason Aaron revealed that whenever Jane Foster lifts the hammer, she becomes a superpowered god; when she’s not using it, she transforms back into her weakened mortal self.”
Feige was asked by Movies.com, if there’s a chance we’ll ever see female Thor on the big screen:
“We always look back to the comics to get those ideas … sometimes very specific storylines like “Civil War,” sometimes just nuggets or characters like “Planet Hulk. So anything that’s happened in the comics, even a female Thor, become great potentials and the ideas from which future movies can be born.”
While the idea of a female Thor on the big screen seems like it would make a lot of sense for Marvel given the success of Wonder Woman , I would be very awry of it actually happening. Marvel has been talking about a solo Black Widow movie for years and that has yet to happen. The other drawback is where on their crowded schedule would Marvel place it. The studio has numerous films in the pipeline including Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) & Captain Marvel (2019) just to name a few. Over the years we’ve even seen Marvel pull back/scrap films from their lineup because they simply didn’t have room.
Marvel’s Inhumans started as a film slated to be released on November 2, 2018, but the studio “decided that the characters were better suited to television, and a series would be better than trying to fit the multiple planned franchise films around the studio’s existing film franchises.”
It would have to be years after the last Avengers film has shown that it would make sense to do a Thor female film. The film would more than likely be a reboot of the Thor franchise or a stand alone film. It’s unlikely that Natalie Portman would return to reprise her role as “Portman was not entirely thrilled with her overall Marvel experience, and does not appear in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, telling the Wall Street Journal last year, “As far as I know, I’m done…I mean, I don’t know if maybe one day they’ll ask for an Avengers 7, or whatever.”