Joss Whedon Responds To Female Thor News
Avengers director heads off the critics following news of comic book gender-swap...
Joss Whedon has responded to the news that Marvel Comics is introducing a female Thor in a new storyline.
The publisher revealed yesterday that a mystery woman will be taking over the Norse superhero's job - and the Avengers director poked fun at the internet naysayers.
Posting a picture of Katee Sackhoff on Twitter, he wrote: "A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool?"
Sackhoff was the female reincarnation of Starbuck in the TV reboot of Battlestar Galactica back in the noughties.
There is no suggestion that Marvel Studios plans to follow the comics by dropping Chris Hemsworth in favour of a lady Thor - but he might want to start polishing up his CV just in case.
A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? pic.twitter.com/Tg2Ti8PIOo
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 15, 2014