Marvel’s always been pretty good to its fans, but Avengers: Endgame was a true thank you to everyone who had supported the franchise for the past 10 years as it was practically 3 hours of fan service of the highest order. There are so many moments that made MCU lovers whoop with joy or punch the air, but one that springs to mind is the scene in which Captain America finally proves he’s worthy and lifts Mjolnir to save Thor from Thanos.
With Endgame now becoming available for download, an official clip of this iconic moment has been released. Down below, you can relive the awe we all felt when the camera pans over to Steve to show him holding both his vibranium shield and the Asgardian’s weapon. The Mad Titan never had a chance.
Of course, Cap’s worthiness was something that was much discussed following the movie’s release. The scene itself is a callback to both a famous comic book moment and Steve’s attempt to lift Mjolnir back in Avengers: Age of Ultron – he was the only one who managed to get a nudge out of it. The Russos have suggested that Cap was always worthy and pretended he couldn’t lift it back in Ultron to save Thor from embarrassment.
Still, just because the creators view Cap’s worthiness this way doesn’t mean we all have to. Some prefer to ignore the filmmakers’ interpretation and see Steve’s increased ability to wield Mjolnir as a product of his character development across the MCU. In the original Ultron scene, it certainly looks like Cap’s oblivious to the fact he almost moved the hammer and Thor is the only one who noticed.
Regardless of how long he’s been able to lift it, the moment he finally did in Avengers: Endgame was really something special and now you can relive it again and again with the video up above.