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Thor: actresses who could play the comic book hero

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Marvel has announced that comic book hero Thor will be a woman

There's something huge going on in the comic book world and the buzz is inescapable; Marvel has announced a seismic change with a brand new female hero: her name? Thor. Yes, that Thor.Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe? Marvel editor Will Moss explains: "The inscription on Thor's hammer reads, ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor’. Well it's time to update that inscription."He adds: "The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy."Series writer Jason Aaron emphasised: "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. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before."Inevitably, thoughts turn to an actress who can portray Thor on the big screen. Christopher Reeve's Superman way back in 1978 ushered in the comic book blockbuster, but it was Tim Burton's Batman in 1989 that took it to another level - and now comic book movies dominate the global box office.We showcase some female candidates for a feature film version of Thor...
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