As we saw in the first Thor movie, Odin enchanted the hammer so it may only be used by the worthy. Which version of events do you prefer? But, that doesn’t mean people haven’t tried to lift the hammer.
Here's why Steve Rogers couldn't lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron but Captain America could in Avengers: Endgame.
But that’s okay.
), Captain America’s shield is broken in the battle with Thanos.
But when Steve Rogers tries…you mmmmight just see Mjolnir budge, a little something that Thor notes with some surprise.
“But Cap’s sense of character and his sense of humility, sort of out of deference to Thor’s ego, you know Cap in that moment realizing he can move the hammer decides not to.”. What's that clanging sound at the end of Endgame? IGN Africa is operated under license by Little Empire, Paradox-Free Time Travel Proven Possible by Physics Student, Avengers: Endgame Directors Explain How Secret Wars Could Inspire MCU Return, Here's Why Chris Evans Doesn't Want to Return as Captain America, Marvel Superfan Maps Out Chronological Order of Every Single Scene in the MCU, who lives and who dies in Avengers: Endgame. Everyone saw it. We've got you covered: Joshua is Senior Features Editor at IGN. But, Captain America is the one person who actually makes it budge, a fact which clearly makes Thor super worried at the time. When the hammer was struck down in New Mexico, Thor fought all the S.H.I.E.L.D. Now, five years later in our world (and about 9 years later in Marvel movie time), Captain America is clearly gone through enough that the hammer has decided he is worthy enough to swing it.It’s a nice moment made even nicer because back in 2014, this seemed like a gag. (Or at the very least, a gag connected to the fact that in the comics, Cap swung the hammer a lot.)
Meanwhile, Captain America can use the lightning along with Mjolnir because, as said by Odin in the first Thor, "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. " In the comics, this rule was essentially the same, and a small selection of Marvel characters aside from Thor were able to lift it on rare occasions, including Steve Rogers, who did so twice. It’s pretty cool to see the Avenger who is the purest of heart officially deemed “worthy” of the weapon of a god.
↓ The other time was more akin to what we see in the movie and took place during the finale of the Fear Itself event. (Or at the very least, a gag connected to the fact that in the comics, Cap swung the hammer a lot.) Here's why Steve Rogers couldn't lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron but Captain America could in Avengers: Endgame.
In Age of Ultron, there was a hint of Cap’s worthiness, but something was preventing him from fully lifting it. Why is this such a big deal? In Age of Ultron, all the Avengers take turns trying to lift Thor’s hammer, mostly as a party joke. He’ll have to be the tiebreaker in this one. That secret, of course, came to a head with Tony and Steve’s confrontation in Captain America: Civil War, since it turns out that Bucky Barnes (during his dark period as a manipulated and brainwashed enemy agent) was responsible for the deaths of Howard and Maria Stark. And it gives Thor’s joyful “I knew it!” in Endgame when he sees Cap holding Mjolnir a little bit more weight. And secondly, just to remind everyone that not everyone can lift the hammer and setting up for the shock value of Vision picking it up later in the film. Of course, the person who would really be able to answer that question is Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed Avengers: Age of Ultron. Well, for starters, the hammer in question, Mjolnir, can only be wielded by those who are considered “worthy,” a little mystical insurance policy put on it by Thor’s dad, Odin. What do you want the president to prioritize in the next four years? Captain America was able to make the mighty Mjolnir budge only a bit in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but in Endgame he was able lift Thor’s hammer and use it to bring the fight and the lightning to Thanos. This article contains Avengers: Endgame spoilers. If Pokemon, Green Lantern, or Game of Thrones are frequently used words in your vocabulary, you’ll want to follow him on Twitter @JoshuaYehl and IGN.
“He still has the secret of Tony’s parents’ death to resolve.”. Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019. And, in the opening scenes of Age of Ultron, in 2014, Cap did try to pull the hammer up, and almost succeeded. agents to wield the hammer, but unfortunately, he couldn’t lift it. After Thor was taken out, Cap lifted the hammer high and shouted his signature rallying cry, “Avengers assemble!” before using it to wreak havoc across the battlefield.
Mostly, this plays out as a security measure: regular mortals can’t just pick up the hammer if Thor drops it. Worthiness can be judged by many things, but luckily we know what worthiness was meant to Odin in the movie Thor (2011). Oops! So what changed that let Cap finally lift the hammer? Sign up for the Fatherly newsletter to get original articles and expert advice about parenting, fitness, gear, and more in your inbox every day. He's a man with a deep and abiding love of comics published before he was born, low-budget…, the moment Captain America picks up Thor’s hammer, Upcoming Marvel Movie Releases: Complete MCU Phase 4 Schedule, Watch Brie Larson's First Day as Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame - Complete Marvel Easter Eggs and MCU Reference Guide, Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide: Best Consoles and Games to Buy, How Darth Maul Would Have Completely Changed the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, The Outsider is Better as a One-Season Wonder, Jacob’s Ladder: How LSD, Tibetan Buddhism and Tim Robbins Combined to Create a Cult Classic, Why Captain America Couldn’t Lift Thor’s Hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
It might not be everyone favorite part in the film (it’s honestly hard to pick) but it is probably the moment everyone in your theater cheered the most. Of course, this contradicts something that Civil War and Endgame co-director Anthony Russo said last year. “Being worthy but pretending not to so as not to hurt his buddy’s feelings” sure feels like Steve Rogers behavior, though. Where is Loki and could he return to the main MCU. To him, worthy means self-sacrifice and let me justify my answer. Captain America was able to make the mighty Mjolnir budge only a bit in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but in Endgame he was able lift Thor’s hammer and use it to bring the fight and the lightning to Thanos. Avengers Endgame: Captain America Mjolnir moment EXPLAINED? But it’s also a fun callback to an early scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron, where, after an evening of drinking, various Avengers gather to try (and fail) to lift Mjolnir while Thor has a good laugh.
But you’ve seen it.
Thanos was able to wield Stormbreaker — in fact, Thanos at one point was gleefully contemplating doing unto Thor what Thor had done to his other, futute self and take off Thor’s head with Stormbreaker’s blade. The Rule of Mjolnir.
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“I’d say he’s not completely worthy yet,” Christopher Markus wrote on Twitter during a wide-ranging Avengers: Endgame watchalong and Q&A for ComicBook. Mike Cecchini |
And now, in the biggest Avengers movie ever, that gag has been turned into a moment of badassery that no one will forget. How exactly does all that Endgame time travel work?
Now, five years later in our world (and about 9 years later in Marvel movie time), Captain America is clearly gone through enough that the hammer has decided he is worthy enough to swing it. So, it seems that the directors and writers of Avengers: Endgame can’t decide on Steve’s relative worthiness in relation to Thor’s hammer.
Avengers: Endgame is out now in wide release.
If you’ve seen the movie, you can already guess what scene that is, and if you haven’t, stop reading now! First, as mentioned in the comments here, to show how pure Steve Rogers is - and was left as a 'to be continued' for the Infinity War movies. Something went wrong please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As we saw in the first Thor movie, Odin enchanted the hammer so it may only be used by the worthy. Once was while Steve was operating as The Captain and he merely picked up the hammer to wallop some villains and give it back to Thor.
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So what changed that let Cap finally lift the hammer?
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