Here's why Steve Rogers couldn't background Thor's hammer in Avengers: period of Ultron but Captain America could in Avengers: Endgame.

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By Mike Cecchini | April 28, 2020 | | comments count:0
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This article contains Avengers: Endgame spoilers. However you’ve viewed it. Everyone observed it.

There’s no shortage of memorable moments in Avengers: Endgame, however a guarantee audience favourite was the moment Captain America picks up Thor’s hammer and also uses it to beat the pure purple crap out of Thanos. Why is this together a huge deal? Well, because that starters, the hammer in question, Mjolnir, have the right to only it is in wielded through those who are considered “worthy,” a tiny mystical insurance policy put on that by Thor’s dad, Odin. It’s nice cool to view the Avenger that is the pure of heart officially deemed “worthy” the the weapon that a god.

But it’s also a funny callback to very early scene in Avengers: period of Ultron, where, ~ an evening of drinking, miscellaneous Avengers gather to shot (and fail) come lift Mjolnir when Thor has actually a good laugh. However when Steve Rogers tries…you mmmmight just see Mjolnir budge, a tiny something the Thor notes v some surprise.

“I’d to speak he’s not completely worthy yet,” Christopher Markus created on Twitter during a wide-ranging Avengers: Endgame watchalong and also Q&A for ComicBook. “He still has the mystery of Tony’s parents’ fatality to resolve.”


That secret, that course, concerned a head through Tony and also Steve’s confrontation in Captain America: polite War, due to the fact that it transforms out that Bucky Barnes (during his dark duration as a manipulated and also brainwashed enemy agent) to be responsible because that the deaths that Howard and also Maria Stark.

Of course, this contradicts something the Civil War and Endgame co-director Anthony Russo said last year. “In our top he had the ability to wield it, and also he didn’t know that till that moment in Ultron once he make the efforts to choose it up” Russo said the Happy Sad Confused podcast in 2019. “But Cap’s sense of character and his feeling of humility, sort of the end of deference to Thor’s ego, you know Cap in that minute realizing he can move the hammer decides no to.”

So, it seems that the directors and writers that Avengers: Endgame can’t decision on Steve’s loved one worthiness in relation to Thor’s hammer. Of course, the human being who would really have the ability to answer that question is Joss Whedon, that wrote and also directed Avengers: age of Ultron. He’ll need to be the tiebreaker in this one.

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“Being worthy but pretending not to for this reason as not to ache his buddy’s feelings” certain feels choose Steve Rogers behavior, though. And also it provides Thor’s joyful “I knew it!” in Endgame as soon as he sees lid holding Mjolnir a small bit much more weight.