When the Thor franchise first began, there were legitimate wonders as to why it existed at all when considering that Thor and Thor: The Dark World were two of the weakest entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Then, almost as if they discovered that Chris Hemsworth was funny overnight, Marvel Studios handed the franchise to eclectic and eccentric indie director Taikia Waititi, who leaned into Hemsworth’s comedic chops in Thor: Ragnarok, which resulted in one of the best entries in the MCU. Now, with the announcement of Thor: Love and Thunder, the Norse god will be the first in the behemoth franchise to be given a fourth solo film. Quite the comeback.
But while Thor may be the only character in the MCU to be given a fourth solo flick, we know now he’s not the only one who’s worthy of wielding Mjolnir, as Steve Rodgers finally picked up the legendary hammer in the climactic battle of Avengers: Endgame.
Speaking at ACE Comic Con (what?) in Rosemont, Illinois (where???), Hemsworth revealed how he first felt when he initially found out that he wouldn’t be the only one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to wield the godly Norse weapons such as Mjolnir and Stormbreaker.
“Uh, pretty angry, yeah,” Hemsworth said. “I’m sick of people picking up that hammer, to be honest. It’s playing with my toys, you know, it’s like ‘give me that.'”
When the moderator of the panel pointed out that Hemsworth’s acting ability masked his disappointment, the Thor actor reiterated that he thinks Cap should just stick to his “little shield”:
“Yeah, thank you. I minded. Give it back, Cap. Have your little shield,” Hemsworth replied.
“I haven’t seen him pick up Stormbreaker yet, though,” Hemsworth added. The audience quickly corrected him, and he replied, “Did he? See, I did this when that happened,” he said while covering his eyes. [via ComicBook]
Regardless of whether or not Hemsworth is joking (hint: he definitely is), we’re glad the Captain America-wielding-godly-weapons subplot happened, as it not only paid off something that was teased in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it also provided one of the movie’s most memorable exchanges.
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