The co-writer of Avengers: Endgame has admitted to an error in the film’s big battle scene.
Christopher Markus suggested that the film’s writers intentionally didn’t correct the moment because it was “too awesome not to do it”.
The scene in question is the one that sees Captain America lift Thor‘s hammer, Mjölnir. When Chris Evans’s character wields the weapon, he can summon lightning with it.
However, just one Marvel film before – Thor: Ragnarok – viewers are told that it isn’t the hammer that summons the lightning.
“There was certainly a debate at one point because particularly in Ragnarok, it establishes that Thor can summon the lightning without the hammer,” Markus told Slash Film. “I think Odin even says, ‘It was never the hammer’.”
Markus continued: “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’.”
However, Digital Spy notes that Thor’s very first standalone movie could provide an explanation.
At one stage, Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins) says: ”Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
Cap lifting Thor’s hammer is one of Endgame’smost crowd-pleasing moments,.
Earlier this year, fans were left feeling confused by Markus’s explanation as to why the character couldn’t lift it until that particular battle sequence.
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