Dev Blog – Creating The Mighty Thor’s Outfits
At long last, we are excited to welcome Jane Foster: The Mighty Thor to the ranks of Marvel’s Avengers. As with all our heroes, we wanted to be sure to send her into battle with only the finest wardrobe options. Let’s check out a few of them below…
Although she’s from another dimension, Jane is adorned in true Asgardian finery. Eagle eyed fans will notice the connective tissue between this Jane look and our Iconic Odinson, which is 100% by design. But where Odinson’s look is regal, Jane’s is designed to be fiercer and warrior-like. Her aggressively-shaped winged mask, a departure from past versions of her comics look, is instantly evocative of her core DNA.
Her Mighty outfit is our faithful reinterpretation of her instant-classic design from Thor #1 (2014), brought to life beautifully by Russell Dauterman. With the addition of Norse-inspired detailing across the suit, and further material embellishment, we like to think this is look leaps off the page into full cinema-quality glory.
In the comics, Jane evolves over time from the Mighty Thor to Valkyrie, an earthly agent of Asgard. We stayed very close to her core design, imagined once again by the talented Russell Dauterman. Through thoughtful additions of decorative and construction details, this deceptively graphic-looking design springs to life in game. To further capture the magic of her comic origins, we made her primary weapon Undrjarn, the All-Weapon.
Longtime Jane fans might recognize this look’s inspiration from What If? #10 (1977). In this story its Jane Foster, not Donald Blake, who lifts Mjolnir and is imbued with Thor’s power. While its classically driven source design is faithfully expressed, we added embossing detail and extended loincloths to give it a modernized feel.
Jane’s Mighty Thor is an unstoppable force of nature that new players and seasoned vets alike will want to experience. We hope that you enjoy the assortment of awesome outfits created for her. Be sure to tag us in your photo mode creations next week when the Mighty Thor goes live on June 28!
Jeff Adams, Art Director, Marvel’s Avengers