'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' could introduce Thor's big sister Angela, the rightful Queen of Asgard
Thor’s sister Angela, born Aldrif Odinsdottir, has been a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy almost since the moment she made her Marvel Comics debut
After all the trouble that has haunted its production, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ is finally back on track. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ gave fans some hints as to how the third movie might play out. We know that at least some part of the story will revolve around the team looking for Gamora, who took off for parts unknown at the end of ‘Endgame’ but then there's also the Thor factor to consider.
One of the most surprising things ‘Endgame’ did was make Thor (Chris Hemsworth) a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a move without precedent in the comics so there’s really no telling how that will play out.
There are two cosmic characters with ties to Asgard who we can probably expect to see the Guardians come into contact with. The first is Beta Ray Bill, a horse-like alien who proves himself worthy of Thor’s power in the comics and receives his own enchanted hammer, Stormbreaker (no connection to Thor’s latest weapon in the MCU).
The second and more likely possibility is that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ will introduce Angela, Thor’s long lost elder sister and the rightful Queen of Asgard. Angela, born Aldrif Odinsdottir, has been a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy almost since the moment she made her Marvel Comics debut.
After initially fighting the team, she went on to join them for a while. Eventually, it was revealed she was Odin and Freyja’s first-born, stolen away as a baby and raised on Heven, the hidden Tenth Realm.
The character originally started out in a supporting role in the Image Comics property ‘Spawn’. Angela was created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane as a bounty hunter who is both an enemy and occasional ally of the comic’s titular character, the hellish antihero Spawn.
After Gaiman ended his involvement with the project, a legal battle broke out between McFarlane and the author over the rights to Angela. Gaiman eventually won full rights to the character and Marvel bought the rights from him in 2013.
If Angela is to be introduced in the movie, we can make a pretty educated guess about how that might play out. Considering how these things usually go down, she will probably see her brother as an enemy in the beginning before eventually reconciling with him towards the end, just in time to face off whichever enemy the Guardians will be taking on.
There aren’t too many threats the Odinson can’t take down and the added strength of his big sister would make victory inevitable. Maybe Thor could take her back to Earth after and introduce her to Valkyrie. After all, Tessa Thompson (who plays the character) did confirm that Valkyrie is looking to find herself a queen.
Because of his obligations to ‘Suicide Squad 2’, James Gunn won’t be available to start work on the third 'Guardians' movie any time soon. That means we won’t be seeing the Guardians return till after ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’. Hopefully, the upcoming ‘Thor’ movie will give us a better idea of what to expect in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'.
The release date for the third ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movie has not been confirmed yet but we’ll be seeing plenty of Thor before that in the upcoming movie 'Thor: Love and Thunder', which is slated for a November 5, 2021, release.