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Thor: Love & Thunder – how Jane Foster became Thor in Marvel comic books

Thor: Love & Thunder - how Jane Foster became Thor in Marvel comic books
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With the highly anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder set to hit theaters later this year, many fans are no doubt wondering about the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and what that could mean for our favorite hammer-wielding himbo.

It’s been a few years since we saw her on screen but who is Jane Foster really and why is she so important to Thor’s history in Marvel Comics? Moreover, how does she become Thor in comic books – and what happens to the original Thor when she does?

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The answers to those questions lie in Jane’s rich and varied Marvel Comics history both before and after her time as Thor – which goes back 60 years as of 2022, with Jane having made her debut in the earliest days of the Marvel Universe.

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