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Marvel Announces Thor Will Become a Woman

This morning, the ladies of The View had a surprising big announcement from the Disney mothership: Marvel, which is also owned by Disney, is turning Thor into a woman.

And no, it’s not that Marvel is coming up with a separate woman character who is kind of like Thor but with boobs. “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe,” Marvel comics writer Jason Aaron said in a statement. “But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

Whoopi Goldberg gave as much backstory as she could: “Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up. He is no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. And for the first time in history that hammer is being held by a woman.”

The View hosts were ecstatic at the announcement, especially when they saw Thor’s redesign and learned that the new Thor had a surprisingly practical, non-sexy costume. “She’s got super-powered boobies,” said Jenny McCarthy, while Goldberg noted that she was dressed better than most female superheroes. (Our friends at The Mary Sue can give y’all better context on why this is a big deal, as well as Marvel’s press release announcing the change.)

Watch below via ABC:

[h/t The Mary Sue]
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