With the highly-anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder still months away from its release, Marvel isn’t letting up on their tight-lipped silence about the details of the movie. Official photos of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster remain under wraps, but new action figures from Bandai’s S.H Figuarts line have offered fans a glimpse of what to expect.
Unveiled in all her glory, the new goddess of thunder strikes a fairly close resemblance to her counterpart in Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman’s comic, where she takes on the title of Mighty Thor. The 5.7-inch-tall figure will rock long, blond hair, with a helmet masking her face and identity. Interestingly, the armour design here also seems to align with the one captured on a crew member’s t-shirt back in June last year.
The superhero’s trusty hammer, meanwhile, appears to be a deviation from the comics. Of the two Mjolnir accessories, one shows signs of being reforged following the events of Thor: Ragnarok, while the other features some strange energy bursting out of the end. That’s presumably a plot point in the film, and could possibly suggest Jane’s ability to control the broken shards after separating them from the weapon. Who knows?
Her other accessories include swappable hands, a fabric cape, a lighting effect attachment, and unmasked head of Jane. As for the Chris Hemsworth figure, his new look seems to be a mix between the costumes from Thor: The Dark World and Avengers: Endgame, sporting his iconic braided hair, and more vibrant colours. It will come with Stormbreaker, an attachable lightning effect, extra hands, a fabric cape, and a second head with glowing eyes.
The action toys are priced at 7700 JPY a pop, and are slated for release in June 2022, shortly before the movie’s 8 July release date. Thor: Thunder and Love is directed by Taika Waititi, and will feature several familiar names—both old and new—including Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Russell Crowe in an undisclosed role, Karen Gillian as Nebula, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, and Christian Bale as the main villain.