Why can Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) lift Thor’s hammer?


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Despite the fact that the famous hammer Mjölnir was destroyed in the movie ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, all superhero fans will be able to see it in action again, but this time in the hand of Jane Foster, the famous scientist and ex-girlfriend of the god of thunder, who will once again be played by renowned actress Natalie Portman.

The news was released a long time ago, even before ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ began filming, but so far it hasn’t been revealed why Jane Foster can lift Thor’s hammer, and surely the new movie I explained it in great detail, but at the moment the fans have several theories.

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The MCU movies are based on the Marvel comics, although they do not necessarily show exactly what happens, so in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ the reason for this question could be another, but the most important thing to remember is that the legend what this hammer says, which makes it clear who can use it.

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He who wields this hammer, if he is worthy of it, will possess the power of Thor.”

This means that Jane Foster is worthy of carrying and using the powers of the god of thunder, by lifting the hammer Mjölnir with her hands, although in the comics the story brings the hammer to the life of the scientist because after Thor stops to be worthy, this magical weapon seeks out a new wielder and falls near her, who ends up becoming Mighty Thor.

Why is Captain America able to grab Thor’s hammer?

In the movie ‘Avengers 2’ Vision was presented holding Thor’s hammer for a brief moment, which made the audience gasp in surprise, while in ‘Avengers 4’ something similar happened with Captain America, and This is possible thanks to the fact that these two superheroes have a noble heart that makes them worthy of having the power of thunder.

Who can lift Thor’s hammer?

In short, the one whom the hammer considers worthy of having the power of Thor, will be able to lift it, regardless of their sex or race, because in the Marvel comics several characters have been seen holding the Mjölnir, not only Jane Foster and Captain America, but also Hulk and Red Hulk, or also the mutant Magneto and Deadpool.

As if that were not enough, there is a comic where the villain Loki has the opportunity to lift the hammer to give it to his brother in battle, something that has been expected to be seen within the UCM for several years, although it is very unlikely to happen since Tom Hiddleston is not part of the cast of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’.

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