Thor is a woman and now Captain America is black

Marvel is going all out to diversify their Avengers cast, not only bestowing the Thor title on a woman, but also officially giving the role of Captain America to a black man for the first time ever. 

These announcements came Wednesday evening on The Colbert Report as a preview of the new stories in the Avengers NOW! initiative. The new series will also give Iron Man a change of direction (and a new suit) and greater visibility to the Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man and Dr. Strange (among others) in preparation for their movie debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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