Thor: Love and Thunder introduced Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor, a hero worthy of wielding the powerful Asgardian weapon, Mjolnir. The truth is, she has always been worthy since the first Thor movie.
Thor first joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011. One of the greatest rules mentioned in the movie was said by Odin: “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor!” This became the central plot of the film.
In Love and Thunder, Jane Foster heard the Mjolnir call to her as she tries to find the cure for her illness. The hammer forges itself and finds its way to Mighty Thor. Mjolnir provided Jane with renewed strength, incredible stamina, and godlike powers.
Jane Foster Is Destined For The Mjolnir
The reason why Jane could wield the hammer lies in the fact that since the beginning, she has shown remarkable qualities equivalent to a hero. When Thor was banished to Midgard, it was because of his pride and recklessness, putting his friends and family’s lives in danger. The Mjolnir was also sent to Earth, although Thor can never lift it unless he learns his lesson.
When Jane was introduced in the movie, she has always been a passionate and determined person who would devote herself to knowledge and the discovery of truth. As a scientist, she has done many breakthrough kinds of research, putting a serious amount of time and effort for the benefit of the world.
Even without powers, Jane helped save people in New Mexico town during the battle against the Destroyer, which was sent by Loki to destroy Thor. In Thor: The Dark World, Jane and her colleagues were able to stop the Convergence. A cosmic threat like this demands superhero skills, yet Jane proved that one only needs enough knowledge and belief in oneself.
Jane Foster in Love and Thunder is the ultimate proof that she has always been destined to become Mighty Thor.