How does Jane Foster become Mighty Thor?

As soon as Jane Foster was cast in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, fans were clamouring for her to be the new Thor. And now it’s official: Natalie Portman is going to be wielding the hammer.

Jane Foster becomes Thor in the Marvel comics after one of Odinson’s interactions with Nick Fury. In the comics, Jane Foster becomes Thor after Nick Fury whispers something in Odinson’s (Thor’s) ear that makes him unworthy of the title. If you’ve seen Infinity War, you know that this is exactly what happened to Thor on Earth. This means that there’s a good chance that Jane Foster will take up the mantle at some point during Avengers: Endgame or Phase 4.

Jane Foster was introduced in 1962 as a nurse who took care of Donald Blake while he was recovering from an injury sustained during his time as Thor. In 1963, she became Sif when she picked up Mjolnir and transformed into a female version of the Asgardian warrior goddess. She has been known by both names over the years, but she officially became Jane Foster in January 2007 when writer J. Michael Straczynski revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would no longer be able to wield Mjolnir because of its power requirements.