Avengers Endgame Writers On Possible Captain America/Mjolnir Plot Hole
Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely addressed the possible plot hole involving Captain America and Mjolnir.
One of the most thrilling moments of Avengers: Endgame occurred when Captain America wielded Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, and used it to harness the power of lightning against Thanos. However, fans were quick to point out that Thor: Ragnarok clearly established the God of Thunder’s ability to summon lightning derived from within as opposed to the hammer.
Of course, this left fans to wonder how Captain America could have used Mjolnir to summon lightning when the hammer was only ever a conduit. During an interview with SlashFilm, Avengers: Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus admitted that the filmmaking team was aware of this potential Captain America and Mjolnir plot hole, but decided it was too important a moment to pass on:
“There was certainly a debate at one point because particularly in Ragnarok, it establishes that Thor can summon the lightning without the hammer. I think Odin even says, ‘It was never the hammer.’ And yet Cap summons the lightning with the hammer. You get to those things and you’re like, ‘It’s too awesome not to do it! We’ll talk about it later.”
Do you accept this Captain America and Mjolnir plothole for the sake of the cool moment in Endgame? Would you prefer some sort of explanation for how Captain America was able to use Mjolnir to harness the power of lightning? Let us know in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
Source: Slash Film