It is unlikely that fans will see Jason Aaron’s series brought to the screen, primarily because similar ground has been trodden before in the MCU.

Thor: Love and Thunder may be bringing Lady Thor into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t mean including the “Unworthy Thor” storyline would be a wise move. Although Jane Foster’s rise to power in the comics comes in the wake of Thor losing his sense of worth – and his beloved Mjolnir – that plot might be a bit too familiar and threaten Odinson’s narrative momentum, especially after the track was laid for a fresh start at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame.

In the aforementioned Unworthy Thor comic book arc, written by Jason Aaron, the titular hero comes to face Gorr the God Butcher, who claims that the existence of god-like beings is ultimately harmful to other forms of sentient life. Although Gorr slays a handful of the Marvel universe gods, Thor manages to kill him. However the event left him doubting his purpose and role in the cosmos, feelings only exacerbated when Odinson meets a Nick Fury from an alternate universe who confirms that Gorr was right: the existence of gods does not ultimately benefit the wider universe. Thor, confidence shaken, finds that he is unable to lift Mjolnir after his conversation with Fury and, in a shocking twist, it was revealed that Jane Foster (Thor’s former lover) would assume the mantle and wield the hammer herself.

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