Avengers: Endgame delivered a scene Marvel Cinematic Universe fans waited a long time to see when Captain America finally lifted Mjolnir, proving he was worthy of wielding the magical Asgardian hammer. However, there was one person who was none too pleased about it: Thor actor Chris Hemsworth.
Appearing at ACE Comic Con in Chicago over the weekend, Hemsworth was asked how he felt about Cap lifting Mjolnir. “Uh, pretty angry, yeah. I’m sick of people picking up that hammer, to be honest," he said. "It’s playing with my toys, you know, it’s like 'give me that.'"
When the panel’s moderator remarked that the star’s acting was amazing because it didn’t look like he minded at all in the scene, Hemsworth answered, “Yeah, thank you. I minded. Give it back, Cap. Have your little shield.”
“I haven’t seen him pick up Stormbreaker yet, though,” he added. However, audience members were quick to point out that Captain America does, in fact, briefly hold Stormbreaker in Avengers: Endgame, when Steve Rogers and Thor exchange hammers on the battlefield. “Did he?” Hemsworth asked the audience. “See, I did this when that happened,” the actor joked, covering his eyes.
Hemsworth will return as the Asgardian God of Thunder in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. The film will feature the return of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. Taking inspiration from a major comic boom storyline, Foster will now be worthy of lifting Mjolnir, and she will wield the magical hammer as the Mighty Thor. No word yet on how Hemsworth feels about that, but it might be the reason the actor humorously complained too many people are now worthy of the hammer.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.