If you’re a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and you’re still not over “Avengers: Endgame,” prepare yourself. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently dropped some major info that basically confirmed what we’ve been wondering all these weeks.
This month, Feige hosted an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, in which he welcomed questions from eager fans so he could confirm their theories, deny speculation, and overall answer any questions they had about “Avengers: Endgame” and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the major pieces of information revealed during Feige’s AMA has to do with something we’ve all been wondering since “Endgame” premiered last month: how could Captain America have been able to lift Thor’s hammer?
If you’re a fan of the Marvel Comics, you’re well aware of Captain America’s abilities when it comes to Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, which apparently can only be lifted by those who are worthy. But for those of you who don’t read the comics and whose knowledge is based solely on the MCU films, seeing Captain America lift and use Thor’s hammer in “Avengers: Endgame” probably came as quite the shock. Understandably, this was one of the questions fans posed to Feige during his Reddit AMA.
One Reddit user asked Feige a series of questions, including, “Cap lifting Mjolnir was one of the strongest (crowd-cheering) moments in Endgame. Does he become worthy in that moment or has he been worthy for a while since, say, Avengers: Age of Ultron?” To which Feige replied, “We think he was always worthy and was being polite in Age of Ultron.”
So there you have it! You may remember the scene from “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in which the Avengers heroes are all attempting to lift Mjolnir. Captain America, fittingly, was the only hero besides Thor who was able to make the hammer budge, although he didn’t lift it until “Endgame.” As lovers of the MCU storytelling, we couldn’t help but cheer when we saw Captain America finally lift Mjolnir in “Endgame.” It was one of the film’s moments that gave us a feeling of the character development coming full-circle.