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  • 16 July 2014, 9:35

Thor Will Become Thunder Goddess, Says Marvel

Marvel Comics has announced that macho Norse superhero Thor will be a woman in forthcoming comic books.

The publisher said that "no longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer" as it unveiled artwork showcasing a blonde woman clad in a caped costume.

The new storyline will be introduced this October by series writer Jason Aaron.

He said in a statement: "This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR."

The comic book Thor - portrayed by muscle-bound actor Chris Hemsworth in the film series - was created in 1962 by Stan Lee.

In another possible pleaser for fangirls, Marvel Studios is considering spinning off the Avengers characterBlack Widow for a standalone movie.

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