MCU: It’s Time for Thor to Assume the Role of ‘Cosmic Dad’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Hemsworth

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an especially well-liked movie and TV franchise, it in the end continues to be primarily based on the comedian books. As a result, the flicks and exhibits adapt lots of the plot traces from the comics, and one factor that Marvel is simply beginning to do is adapting the tales about passing the torch.

In the comics, superheroes can get previous, die, retire, and many others, and that’s precisely what occurred in Avengers: Endgame.

After that occurs, one other character will sometimes take up the mantle and turn into a brand new superhero with the identical title. Marvel followers assume that’s precisely what Chris Hemsworth’s Thor ought to do within the subsequent Marvel motion pictures. 

The finish of the Avengers

Chris Hemsworth
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Like its title implied, Avengers: Endgame was the top of the road for lots of the unique Avengers. The first Avengers film had Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk, Thor, and Hawkeye. After Endgame although, three of these unique Avengers are both lifeless or retired, and the opposite three appear to be retiring as properly. 

The Hulk could possibly be retiring for lots of causes, however that’s not set in stone proper now. Similarly, Hawkeye, who’s all the time been a household man, looks like he’ll retire to stay on his farm. Thor, then again, ended the film on a extra upbeat be aware as he joined the crew of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Avengers move the torch

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When a superhero’s story is over within the comics, sometimes, somebody near them will take up their mantle. For instance, in Endgame, after Steve Rogers retired from being Captain America, he gave his defend to his friend, Falcon. In the comics, Falcon turned the brand new Captain America, and that appears to be the identical story within the MCU. 

Similarly, like Marvel followers on Reddit wrote, the opposite unique Avengers have their very own characters to move their mantle to. For occasion, Hawkeye’s daughter, within the comics, turns into the brand new Hawkeye, and that appears to be Marvel’s plan for Hawkeye’s Disney+ present, too. 

Thor, likewise, has an identical storyline within the comics the place he passes his mantle to another person. However, as a result of Thor can stay for 1000’s of years, he doesn’t run into the identical age points as the remainder of the Avengers do. That stated, within the comics, he does move the torch to another person, and that appears to be what Marvel will do in his subsequent film.

Thor and Jane in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Currently, the following Thor film appears to be adapting the storyline within the comics the place Jane Foster, performed by Natalie Portman, turns into Thor. In the comics, the unique Thor doesn’t die, and in all chance, that gained’t occur both within the film.

In order to make issues much less complicated, Jane’s Thor might be generally known as the Mighty Thor, whereas Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will most likely be known as Thor or by his final title, Odinson. 

Marvel followers on Reddit typically love this concept, as Portman isn’t solely an incredible actress, however this additionally takes Thor’s story in a brand new route.

On high of that, like Marvel followers stated, this provides Thor an opportunity to take up a brand new mantle for himself. Since Thor’s father, Odin, who was performed by Anthony Hopkins, is lifeless, Thor may turn into the brand new Odin of types. 

Odin was form of a “cosmic dad”, in response to Marvel followers. He watched over the 9 realms and he solely intervened when one thing horrible was taking place. This could possibly be a superb match for Thor, as Odin’s job required plenty of knowledge and persistence, issues that Thor sometimes aren’t recognized for.

That stated, different followers assume that Portman’s Thor gained’t final endlessly, so Hemsworth could also be enjoying common Thor quickly sufficient. 

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