Marvel's Avengers Fans Divided Over New Hero
Yesterday, Crystal Dynamics announced a new character is coming to Marvel's Avengers with Update 2.5. Previously, rumors suggested Jane Foster and She-Hulk were the next two post-launch DLC characters, and it looks like these rumors were accurate because it was the former that was confirmed yesterday. At the time, rumors suggested Jane Foster would play a lot like Thor, something Crystal Dynamics itself teased alongside the news. So, the rumors were true, and some players are excited they were true, while others are less impressed.
For those that don't know: Jane Foster debuted back in 1962 via Journey into Mystery #84. At first, she was simply introduced as a love interest for Thor, but over time creators Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby evolved the character, which brings us to the present day where she's getting a spot in the game and her own movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.
So, what's the problem? Well, in addition to plenty of excitement some players aren't very happy the character is getting into the game before other characters, presumably only to create synergy with the aforementioned new movie. Meanwhile, others aren't very excited about the gameplay limitations of the character.
"Happy it's a new character. Sad it's just like Hawkeye and Kate bishop, but instead of an archer reskin we get a thunder god reskin," reads one popular reply. "I mean we all kinda knew this was coming but really another Thor? Where's Wanda, Strange, Captain Marvel etc? So many better options," adds another popular reply.
For now, it remains to be seen when the character will be added. We know Update 2.4 is coming next month, but right now there's no word of when Update 2.5 will hit, but it will presumably be sometime this summer, leaving room for She-Hulk to release before the end of the year, though this is just speculation. As always, we will keep you updated as more information is provided, in the meantime, below you can check out some reactions to the news from Twitter:
So glad you guys didn’t do a roadmap don’t give it to the haters 🔥🔥🔥🔥man Im so excited wow— INHGamer (@INHGamer) April 19, 2022
You know this is so lazy. So many Avengers to chose from and you pick ANOTHER female version of a male version. You got Ant Man, Wasp, Scarlett, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Rambeau, Dr. Strange, Nick Fury, Spider Man wtc but you chose Jane.— SqorGeek (@sqorgeek) April 20, 2022
Not Worth the Wait
why do it take a year to release a new character? this is why y’all lose players because it takes so long for new content— cacrait⚜️ (@cacrait) April 19, 2022
What Are You Guys Doing?
What are you guys going to do with Mjölnir? Because when Thor becomes Unworthy of The Mjölnir on comics he uses two different weapons, The Jarnbjorn Axe or The Ultimate Mjölnir... so you guys are just going to give Mjölnirs for everyone without a explanation? pic.twitter.com/euQTwjIYJL— VICTHORSON (@victhorson) April 19, 2022
Omggggggg this is such amazing news and I’m on vacation man I’m so happy— INHGamer (@INHGamer) April 19, 2022
Another Broken Thor
Another broken Thor 😂— Godsslave777 (@Godsslave777) April 19, 2022
Yoooo!!!— carrot scraps (@CarrotScraps) April 19, 2022
So excited! Can’t wait to check out what’s coming next! Thanks for the update! pic.twitter.com/GLcyqMF5h1
Happy it’s a new character. Sad it’s just like Hawkeye and late bishop, but instead of an archer reskin we get a thunder god reskin— Marcos Saravia (@SoKong1997) April 19, 2022
So Many Better Options
I mean we all kinda new this was coming but really another Thor?
Where's Wanda, Strange, Captain Marvel etc
So many better options 🤷🏽♂️— KD Sweets ⚡ (@KDSweetsX) April 19, 2022