Captain America Could ALWAYS Lift Thor’s Hammer.
Here’s Why He CHOSE Not to Earlier.
By: Levi Ackerman
If you watched “Avengers: Endgame” in theater you might recall a moment when Captain America picks up Thor’s hammer for the first time. Marvel fans have been raving about this scene since the film was released. The buildup for it has been a long time coming.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” shows Cap’s first attempt to move Thor’s hammer (Mjölnir). It can only be lifted by those who are worthy. Cap is only able to move it slightly. In “Endgame,” we finally get to see when Cap is able to wield Mjölnir just in time to save Thor from Thanos.
What do the directors of the movie have to say?
In a recent interview the directors Anthony and Joe Russo were implying that Cap could always pick up Thor’s hammer. Furthermore they say that he chose not to lift it in “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” out of respect for Thor.
“In our heads he was able to wield it, and he didn’t know that until that moment in “Ultron” when he tried to pick it up,” Anthony Russo said on the latest episode of the podcast. “Happy, Sad, Confused.”
“Cap’s sense of character and his sense of humility, sort of out of deference to Thor’s ego, … Cap in that moment, realizing he can move the hammer, decides not to.” Joe Russo explained that the moment has been a long time coming for fans.
“I think everyone who’s a Marvel fan, in that moment where Cap tested the hammer, felt deep down in their heart that he was worthy and that he could potentially lift that, and boy wouldn’t it be special one if he did,” Joe Russo said.
He added, “Obviously if you create drama around the circumstances of him wielding the hammer, and then kicking Thanos’ (expletive) for 30 seconds after that, we felt like we could create a risible moment for the audience.”