Avengers Novel Explains How Jane Foster Is Set To Become Mighty Thor

Off the back of his success with Thor: Ragnarok, funnyman/director Taika Waititi is heading back to Asgard once again, but this time, he’s bringing a familiar face back to the fold.

One of the biggest surprises of this year’s Comic-Con International was the news that Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster. More than this, Foster will put on the mantle of the God of Thunder and suit up as Mighty Thor.

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For anyone questioning how a humble astrophysicist from Earth can end up protecting the Nine Worlds, an Avengers: Endgame tie-in novel might’ve cracked the code.

Screen Rant explains how The Cosmic Quest Volume II: Aftermath charts the days after Thanos’ decimation. Doctor Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis are seen investigating the snap and once again cross paths with Foster.

Jane says she felt the effects of the snap but wasn’t dusted herself. It turns out her merging with the Aether in Thor: The Dark World might’ve given her something known as “Cosmic Awareness” — a power her comic book counterpart has.

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Heading to Tønsberg (the site of Endgame‘s New Asgard), Foster learns the history of the Infinity Stones, their power, and Thanos’ ultimate quest. Disney hasn’t confirmed whether we should take Brandon T. Snider’s book as official canon, but it’s a clever way to introduce Mighty Thor.

Elsewhere, there are reports Tom Hiddleston’s turn as Loki could lead into Foster’s arc. The Trickster God is getting his own Disney+ series, which has the ability to neatly transform Jane into her final form.

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FandomWire claims Loki will end where Love and Thunder picks up. With the Disney+ show set to stream in 2021 and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok sequel dropping not long after, the timing definitely checks out.

According to the site, an insider has leaked how Loki will wrap its first season with Hiddleston’s mischief-maker using the Space Stone to hop through the multiverse from his ‘branch timeline’ and rejoin the main MCU continuity.

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It also takes into account Portman’s return as Foster — suggesting Loki could bring Mjolnir from his reality, or maybe bring an alternate version of Jane who is already Mighty Thor. Find out more when Thor: Love and Thunder hit cinemas on November 5, 2021.

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