Marvel releases images of new female Thor

Comic giant Marvel, who announced in July that their male hero would now be a woman, has released images of the female Thor.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

Los Angeles: Comic giant Marvel, who announced in July that their male hero would now be a woman, has released images of the female Thor.

The first three pages of the rebooted graphic novel was released online by Marvel ahead of its October 1 debut. A distraught Thor is seen trying to lift the great hammer Mjolnir in vain as people in his kingdom, now called Asgardia, look on, reports suggest.

Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him unworthy and unable to lift his magic hammer which now lies abandoned on the surface of the moon. Then, a mysterious woman shows up lifting it with ease and ultimately changes the inscription on the hammer from "he" to "she."

While the comic book version of the famous Asgardian knight gets rebooted, the movie version will stay the same.

Chris Hemsworth will continue to play the hammer-wielding hero in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' which is slated to arrive in US theatres starting May 1, 2015