Now that Thor is a woman, that woman could make her way to Disney Infinity 2.0.
Given that the new Thor has been in the works for a while, you may be asking why she’s not appearing in Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes when it releases in September.
Speaking to Polygon, executive producer John Vignocchi said it’s because Disney Infinity’s Thor is based on the Thor in the animated series Avengers Assemble – but that a change isn’t out of the question.
“Infinity being a platform that evolves over time, that certainly doesn’t rule out the possibility of creating a new version of Thor. Should there be a demand, we’d love to do that,” he said.
Vignocchi said Disney Infinity already includes a number of female characters, and that 45% of Disney Infinity players are female. The team works closely with Marvel, he added, and wants to keep pace.
“We want to stay contemporary with how they’re representing their most popular characters,” he said. “In the realm of Marvel you have characters evolving and changing constantly. Our intention is to evolve the game over time too.”
“You will definitely see characters represented on the platform in multiple ways beyond just a costume change,” he added.
If you missed the whole female Thor thing, Marvel announced overnight that the new Thor comic series kicking off in October will star a female version of the Thunder God.
“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,” writer Jason Aaron said.
“THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. THOR will be the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for super hero comic books in America: women and girls,” Marvel said in its announcement.
Those familiar with Marvel’s classic Thor mythology will understand that Mjölnir has found a new owner; those who are only familiar with the movies may be somewhat confused.