In Thor: Love & Thunder, audiences will definitely see the appearance of Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor along with her own Mjolnir. Apart from questions and arguments surrounding worthiness and narrative setup, it also raises a query about accessibility, a logistical problem. Currently, Jane’s Mjolnir is confirmed, by the concept art of this movie – the fourth movie solo of Thor, to be similar to the one Hela destroyed.
In the latest solo movie of Thor, the danger level of Hela (Cate Blanchett) was instantly represented by her damage to Thor’s Mjolnir. Like the way that Thanos killed Loki shortly in Avengers: Infinity war, the destruction of Mjolnir was a declaration from Hela, one of the most dangerous and powerful villains in Avengers-verse. Returning to offer Mjolnir is a bold statement, signifying both Hela’s and Jane’s power levels, and the concept art depicting Mjolnir being reassembled from its broken bits strongly suggests it. Furthermore, there is another issue caused by it: a matter of geography.
Notably, in Thor: Ragnarok, after getting rid of Loki’s outrageous enchantment, Anthony Hopkins’ Odin sent himself to an isolated place in Scandinavia and lived peacefully. It was Doctor Strange who helped Thor and Loki arrive in that area, where Mjolnir was crashed. Although the plot that Jane would approach the broken pieces of Mjolnir or an idea of a shrine for Odin is not reasonable, it seems to match with what the concept art of this film – Thor: Love and Thunder revealed: the apparent scars of Mjolnir from Hela’s destruction put back together. Worse, that tease jeopardizes the All-Father’s solitude is what Thor 4 will have to satisfactorily explain.
After escaping Loki’s influence, Odin preferred to withdraw into calm contemplation. He was aware that he was nearing the end of his long life, and his power fading would set Blanchett’s intimidating Hela free. His decision to live in exile on the Norwegian and insist that Doctor Strange keep his locations a secret was similar to his kind enchantment to shield his location. It is implied by the stolen strand of Thor’s hair that he stayed in an unremarkable vacation spot. It was such a random, typical place that no one could locate him there. Hence, it is implausible for a location like that to be discovered again and to create a shrine where Mjolnir’s shards were left untouched. Not to mention the fact that leaving magical artifacts (however enchanted) unattended in a field would be extremely foolish. Who’s to say a supernatural menace wouldn’t track down the priceless metal and recover it?
Accordingly, there should be in Thor: Love & Thunder a careful explanation or clarification of how Odin’s destination was preserved so that it can make much sense why it is possible for Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster to visit the shrine and collect the remains of Mjolnir and have her own Mighty Thor transformation. Even if she could have assembled the shards by herself, would she be considered adequate by Odin? Given that their single interaction resulted in him insulting and then imprisoning her, it’s difficult to comprehend why she’d go to Odin’s shrine. That’s hardly a promising start to a long-term relationship. To sum up, viewers can be very excited about both the plot of Mighty Thor and the return of Mjolnir but they will also question the handling of Thor: Love & Thunder to solve the plot hole without making changes to previous films.