Taika Waititi Says Thor: Love and Thunder Isn't About 'Passing the Torch' to Jane Foster

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Fans have known for a long time that Thor: Love and Thunder will bring back Jane Foster as The Mighty Thor who wields Mjolnir. So it's no surprise that people believe Jane will be taking over as the new Thor in future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects. But is that really the case? Taika Waititi says the whole "passing on of the torch" isn't what the fourth Thor film is about.

Taika Waititi recently spoke to Total Film where he confirmed that Thor: Love and Thunder will incorporate some of the storyline of Jason Aaron's The Mighty Thor comic book.

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"We stick pretty closely to Jane’s storyline, and what happened to Jane... because that was such an influence on the film. We’re trying to take the best parts of that," Waititi said. He then added that the movie also deals with Thor realizing that Mjolnir now belongs to someone else.

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"It’s really fun, the idea that Thor [has] got Stormbreaker, that big axe, and now his hammer’s back and it’s in the hands of someone else. It’s no longer his hammer. It’s the idea that someone’s taking his place," Waititi said. He then pointed out that Jane Foster's new role doesn't necessarily mean Thor no longer has an important part in the MCU.

"I think a lot of fans are gonna potentially assume, ‘Oh, OK, this is the passing on of the torch’... I’m not privy to any plans Marvel has for the future, but I don’t think that’s the case," Waititi stated.

This is somehow a relief considering that we still want to see more of Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the MCU. With that in mind, we can't wait to see the two Thors in action this July.

Thor: Love and Thunder will bring back Natalie Portman as Jane Foster aka The Mighty Thor. The sequel will premiere on July 8, 2022.

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