I found a cool special featuring some of the original Mortal Kombat actors:
They say that, “…this new Thor was saved by her predecessor, the former male Thor, who is no longer worthy to wield Mjolnir.” Here is what she looks like:
I like the idea of a female superhero who doesn’t need 2 clowns on a unicycle holding up each pendulous boob from -9.8 m/s. I mean come ON. I usually only need half a clown on a motorcycle, personally.
The costume design is great. The concept is great. This is a step in the right direction.
I just don’t understand a few things. Why on EARTH did they think The View was the target audience for this? My impression of The View is that the women on that show have more in common with the ass end of a carousel horse than anyone who would ever go within 50 feet of a comics shop. I get that Marvel is owned by Disney and their typical Marketing song and dance involves marketing exclusively to conservative Moms (some of which watch this show) but I just don’t think that’s the demographic for this one. Sorry.
I also don’t understand why they have to take a classic superhero away from his fans in order to add a (hopefully) competent female. Way to perpetuate the myth that anyone with a vagina doing well takes something about from the penis farm, Marvel. Not cool.
I’d rather see this character added in without anything taken away because that’s the lesson, isn’t it? Women doing well don’t take shit away from men. We are all people. The only thing that should matter is if you can do the job. The better I do in life the more men AND women that I get to party with, to be honest.
That’s all it comes down to, right? “Can you do the job?” Not “You can only have 1″ like some sort of billygoat fight over who pooped last.
EDIT: Another thought – Perhaps this was done because they aren’t confident in creating a new character – much like bands that are forced to cover songs because of dollars and cents. If that’s the case I am afraid of it setting them up for failure. Not only does the character have to overcome gender bias but also overcome the impossible-to-overcome level of hatred from people who lost their favorite superhero.
My fear is that the inevitable anger from long term Thor fans are just going to work against this character – thus allowing a shortsighted executive to justify saying that people “don’t want” great female superheroes. She will never be judged on her own merits and she can never match up to a character that has been around and loved for so long. Much like Nightwish’s first replacement singer for Tarja Turunen, she doesn’t have a chance. She’s new and the shadow of the past is too big.
I hope that this fear (rooted in my lack of confidence in corporate entities to commit to long term strategy) is unfounded and that she becomes a long term character!
It could maybe be summed up in one sentence:
TL; DR: Awesome idea and concept but I am scared that the execution opens it up to a backlash that can be used against her.
I love how when I started Intervention in 2010 people thought I was crazy and told me so. We do such an awesome job on Intervention that literally no one is verbalizing that this time. We bring it.
I am honored to be working with the 6th Doctor, Colin Baker and many more Doctor Who celebrities TBA on the Mid-Atlantic’s major Doctor Who convention, (Re)Generation Who this March 27-29, 2015!.
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We expect this event to sell out.