On July 15, Marvel made the Internet-exploding announcement that, come fall of 2014, a woman would be Thor.
“This is not She-Thor,” writer Jason Aaron said in a press release. “This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”
Marvel (via “The View”) also released some concept art for the female God of Thunder, who will take over the hammer come October — in a comic book. We repeat: In a comic book. Nobody, male or female, is taking over for Chris Hemsworth and his remarkable biceps in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this time.
Still, it’s understandable why the Internet (specifically Twitter, Tumblr, and the malicious world of comment boards) quickly started throwing out names of actors they’d like to see take on the role. Many were mentioned, but these are the names you guys really want added to the short list:
A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? pic.twitter.com/Tg2Ti8PIOo
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 15, 2014
“Avengers” director himself Joss Whedon threw out a pic of “Battlestar Galactica” alum Katee Sackhoff, and Twitter seemed to really, really enjoy it. However, we’re not quite sure if he was making a casting suggestion, referencing the fact that her iconic “BSG” character was initially played by a man, or a mix of both. Either way, consider us in.