Marvel’s Avengers Gets Surprising Thor Love and Thunder Connection With Latest Hero

Square Enix has announced the game’s next hero and fans eagerly awaiting Thor Love and Thunder are in for a real treat.

It’s been five months since the beat ’em up added Spider-Man as the 10th playable character, but the next addition to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has been revealed.

The team at Crystal Dynamics took some inspiration from the realm of Asgard and it is finally ready for the world to see.

The newest hero of Marvel’s Avengers

The Mighty Thor is coming to Marvel's Avengers
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Jane Foster’s Thor brings a new flavor to the iconic character.

As noted in an April 19 community update, Mighty Thor, aka Jane Foster, will join the supersquad as the game’s 10th hero in update 2.5.

Details are scarce on how her arrival will affect the game, but Square Enix has promised to reveal more information as that day approaches.

Who is Jane Foster/Mighty Thor?

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will know Jane Foster as the scientist Chris Hemsworth’s Thor falls in love with after being thrown out of Asgard in Thor (2011)

While her origins in the comics are a little different, the final result is pretty much the same. As seen in the first trailer of the new movie, the fierce young woman eventually picks up Mjolnir for herself and takes on the mantle of The Mighty Thor.

Natalie Portman in Thor Love & Thunder
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Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) Brings Down the Hammer in Love & Thunder

When she wields the hammer, she gains all the basic attributes associated with the God of Thunder, such as superhuman strength and agility, but she also brings a few of her own tricks to the party.

Unlike Donald Blake and Beta Ray Bill before her, Foster’s version of Thor can change the speed and trajectory of her hammer during flight.

This makes her a particularly tricky person to fight with, but we’ll have to wait and see if that ability somehow makes its way into the game.

There is no release date for the character yet, but Thor Love and Thunder is in theaters July 8, so keep an eye out for update 2.5 which will be out sometime before then.

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