Thor is the God of Thunder, heir to the throne and protector of the realms. He stands for good and what is right while his brother is mischievous and cunning. But there have been many questions raised by the elders of the universe on whether Thor is worthy of taking Odin’s place in Asgard.
The latest issue of Thor comics titled “The Unworthy Thor” finally answers this long-running mystery in the Marvel universe. In 2014 story of Original Sin, Nick Fury said something in Thor’s ear and he got incapacitated. He couldn’t lift Mjolnir and his powers passed onto Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman in movies). The evil villain Gorr whose mission is to remove all gods from the universe considers Thor psychologically weak, which is the reason why he can’t lift the hammer.
The upcoming movie, Thor Ragnarok, is inspired by Jack Kirby’s Ragnarok comic wherein Asgard is burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. He will confront an empowered Loki and Hela and has to prove he is worthy of Odin’s powers to defeat them to pave the way for the rebirth of Asgardian society.
So far the concept art released by Marvel had shown Hela standing amongst legions of dead Asgardians bowing before her. Loki is now ruling Asgard under the mask of Odin.
In the new teaser released by the studio, Cate Blanchett’s character Hela is seen holding Mjolnir. The details of the plot indicate that Thor will part with his hammer before being sent to Planet Sakaar. It will be interesting to see if Hela is worthy of the realm’s most powerful object or she is just a ruler of the afterlife who is unworthy of greatness.
Note: In comics, Hela has turned to Thanos to get her kingdom back while the mad titan is attracted to her.