Joss Whedon reacts to female Thor

The Avengers director hints at the inspiration behind Marvel superhero's makeover...


In case you haven’t heard, Thor’s had a makeover. The God of Thunder is now a Goddess as Marvel seek to continue their “proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more.” 


Announcing their superhero’s reincarnation, Marvel editor Will Moss insisted, “this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!” 

But where did they get their inspiration…? Avengers director Joss Whedon shared his own suspicions as he tweeted his response to the recasting of the superhero brought to the silver screen by actor Chris Hemsworth. 


The director of The Avengers and 2015’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron made his comments alongside a picture of Battlestar Gallactica’s Katee Sackhoff who portrayed Starbuck between 2003-2009, previously a male character played by Dirk Benedict.