While the movie is quite a while away, the appearance of Khonshu and the Ennead in Moon Knight has led fans to speculate on the Asgardian Gods too. Thor: Love & Thunder is set to introduce all new characters, including Gorr the God Butcher and a whole new pantheon of Greek Gods. Jane Foster will take up the mantle of Thor from the Odinson in the new movie. And this quirky new Thor 4 theory claims it has figured out how Mjolnir survives Ragnarok. The Thor 4 theory gives a short answer – it never did.
The Mjolnir we will see in Thor: Love & Thunder is not from this world. It is a variant from an alternate reality. And there is some solid proof that reinforce this Thor 4 theory.
Thor 4 Theory: Mjolnir Cannot Be ‘Repaired’
Created out of the mythical Uru, the Mjolnir hammer was forged in the heart of a dying star in Nidavellir, the realm of the dwarf weapon-smiths. The conditions that led to it being forced cannot be recreated that easily. In the comics, odin trapped a cosmic super storm called the God Tempest, inside Mjolnir, and thus making it a truly Godlike weapon. If MCU’s Mjolnir holds even a fraction of the God Tempest’s power, making another weapon or repairing this legendary weapon is an option that can be thrown out the window.
Moreover Mjolnir’s destruction was an important character development arc for Thor in Ragnarok. restoring this weapon would chepen the impact. Chris Hemsworth is currently one of MCU’s most prized possessions. Disney would never let his character go to waste.
Thor 4 Theory: Love & Thunder Will Debut Thor Variants
The Thor 4 theory holds even better ground when you dive into the comic books. There are many alternate reality versions of the hammer scattered across the Multiverse. Recently in Avengers Forever #4, it is revealed that Mjolnir is connected to the Multiverse just like the Phoenix Force. When in distress, it can call alternate reality Thor variants and their Mjolnirs to its aid.
Gorr the God Butcher, in the comics, travels across the multiverse and even across the timestream to find and kill Gods. The Gods that he enslaves, he puts them to work for his ultimate project – the God-Bomb. In that storyline, many Thor variants were introduced, working for Gorr. Thanks to the multiverse and time travel already established in the MCu as sound concepts, the idea of a Mjolnir variant making it to the MCU makes all the more sense.
One of the many Thor variants who is fighting a losing battle against Gorr could give his Mjolnir to Jane Foster as an act of last resort. The Mjolnir is known to traverse across timestreams in the comic books. iI could easily find its way to Natalie Portman‘s Jane Foster.
Thor 4 Theory: Jane Foster Gets Mjolnir From Old King Thor
Old King Thor is by far the strongest and most experienced of all the Thor variants across the multiple timestreams. He has mastered the Odinforce, now called the Thorforce. He wields Mjolnir just like the mainstream Thor. But even with his wealth of knowledge and power, he still succumbs to Gorr and his All-Black army. In the comics, Gorr enslaves Old King Thor and puts him and his granddaughters into slave labor, brutalizing them for all eternity.
Old King Thor feels like the perfect sacrificial pawn in Thor: Love & Thunder. An aged version of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor loses against Gorr. An enslaved (or deceased) future Old King Thor’s Mjolnir ends up in Jane Foster’s hands. Since Love & Thunder is heavily hinted to be another time hopping adventure, this Thor 4 theory holds some serious weight now.