put it in the hands of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. In her brief appearance in the movie’s first trailer, Jane’s new armor and ability to call a reformed Mjolnir to her suggests that she,

along with Chris Hemsworth’s Odinson, will bear “Thor” as a title, a concept explored in Marvel’s The Mighty Thor comics from writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman.

Thor: Love and Thunder tells the story of how the original Thor is pulled out of his adventurous but relatively chill retirement by the arrival of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale),

a killer on an intergalactic crusade to rid the universe of god-like aliens. Rather than relying on the Guardians of the Galaxy to deal with the God Butcher, Thor turns to his old allies Valkyrie (

much of Jane’s comic book path to becoming Thor Love and Thunder will draw from, but what jumps out about her introduction in the trailer is how her Mjolnir appears to be formed

Comics Mjolnir has been broken and put back together again on many occasions, but MCU Jane’s new Mjolnir feels like a nod to Marvel’s 2019 War of the Realms event and how