Every year at Comic-Con we see bundles of gender and race-flipped superheroes, and now, to delight of cosplayers everywhere, female Thor and black Captain America are a reality in the Marvel universe.
Steve Rogers is passing his shield to Sam Wilson a.k.a Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie in The Winter Soldier) and Thor’s hammer is being picked up by a woman.
Introduced in 1969, Falcon was the second mainstream black superhero ever after Black Panther in 1966, and the first to hail from the U.S. As for Thor, we’ll have to wait until October to find out about the mysterious woman who takes the place of the original and what he did to no longer be worthy of the title.
I love the idea of a girl Thor. There really aren’t enough big-name female superheroes. So many are sidekicks, and freaking Wonder Woman is really the only recognized one in existence. Not a big fan of Black Widow, but I feel bad for her. She can’t even score her own movie and has the ride the coattails of both Iron Man and Captain America.