Al Ewing Talks About Thor And Loki’s New Sister, Angela
This weekend at C2E2 Marvel rolled out a few of the surprises that will be revealed as part of Jason Aaron‘s upcoming mega-event, Original Sin. The publisher had teased the introduction of a secret sister of Thor and Loki with a silhouetted poster, but this weekend it was revealed that the long-lost daughter of Odin was Angela. The red-haired warrior popped in the 616 universe at the end of Age of Ultron with Marvel promising some big developments to come with the introduction of the character created by Neil Gaiman. While nothing big happened while she appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy, the character will take on a huge role in the Original Sin tie-in story Thor & Loki: Tenth Realm. The story that introduces Angela to her family will be written by Al Ewing (Loki: Agent Of Asgard) and Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder) with artists Simone Bianchi and Lee Garbett. Ewing teased the upcoming story in a recent interview with CBR.
The story will not only introduce a new family member for the Asgard books, but it will also bring in a mysterious Tenth Realm of Asgard, which Ewing says we will get to see in great detail. This new realm will have long-term effects on the Thor and Loki books, with the writer saying “we’ll be getting deep into its politics, its philosophy, its history — the works. And this is only the start — we’re opening a can of worms for Asgard that I don’t think will ever be fully closed again…Obviously, these are huge new elements to add to the Asgardian setup — and they’re not the only things that are going to have a seismic impact on the Asgard-related books going forward. People going into this thinking they know all the twists and turns we’ve got waiting for them are in for a bit of a shock.” The scribe went on to describe what he finds most interesting with some of the characters and what sort of family dynamics will be explored in the five-issue series:
I suppose I find Odin interesting because he’s pretty close to the idea of the gods as capricious, often brutal, forces of nature. In the Marvel Universe, Odin was known for his mood swings, his rages and his unreasonable behavior as much as for his nobility or sense of justice. You never quite knew which Odin you’d get, which was fun.
As for Angela — she’s a character with a particular warrior code, a system of ethics that’s slightly foreign to what we usually see in Marvel heroes. (And we’ll be seeing more of that code, and the culture she’s from, as the story unfolds.) So that’s always good; the chance to look at the universe through a different set of eyes and assumptions. Plus, it’s nice writing a character who can kick Thor’s head in any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
As for how Loki fits in with Angela and the Tenth Realm — well, he’s not sure about a new sibling coming into the mix just when things are finally going well between him and his brother. On the other hand, the Tenth Realm offers him something Asgard never could — though you’ll have to read the book to find out what.
You can read everything the write had to say by clicking the source link below. Some fans guessed Angela would be revealed as the secret sister of the two beloved Asgardians, but the announcement came as quite a shock to many others. Angela definitely fits in with the whole Asgardian way of life, so it will be interesting to see how she’s used in this story. Marvel promised some big things with the character after they announced their deal with Neil Gaiman, and this is definitely something big. Whether it’s good is something we’ll have to wait and see. What do you think about Thor and Loki getting a new sister?
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