Avengers: Endgame Writer Addresses (and Dismisses) a Major Mjolnir Plot Hole

Avengers: Endgame featured a scene fans have been asking for since Age of Ultron when Captain America wielded Thor's hammer Mjolnir. However, some took issue with the fact Captain America summoned lightning with Mjolnir, as it was revealed in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok that Thor himself, not the hammer, wields that power.

Speaking with SlashFilmEndgame co-writer Christopher Markus acknowledged this plot hole, but brushed it off. "I think Odin even says, 'It was never the hammer.' And yet Cap summons the lightning with the hammer," he said. "You get to those things and you’re like, 'It’s too awesome not to do it! We’ll talk about it later.'"

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Alongside co-writer Stephen McFeely, Markus penned six Marvel Cinematic Universe films: Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The duo also provided a script polish on James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Thor will next appear in Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder. The film is set to release on Nov. 5, 2021 and will star Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson.

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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 as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.

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