Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson boasted in a recent interview that Captain Marvel most definitely can lift Thor’s mythical hammer, Mjolnir, which requires whosoever to wield it to be worthy.
Larson spoke to BuzzFeed Brasil while attending Brazil’s massive comic-con, CCXP, this past weekend.
When asked on whether or not Captain Marvel would be able to pick up Mjolnir, Larson quickly nodded her head and said, “Definitely.”
While Brie Larson seems rather confident that Captain Marvel can lift Mjolnir, it makes me wonder if she really can. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, only a few beings have been able to lift Mjolnir due to Odin’s blessing placed upon the hammer during the first Thor movie.
In the first Thor, after stripping Thor of his power, Odin blesses Mjolnir saying, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy shall possess the power of Thor.”
And pretty much all of the Avengers were unable to wield Mjolnir during Avengers: Age of Ultron. Captain America might have nudged it, but none of them were able to actually lift it.
However, later on in Age of Ultron, it was revealed that Vision could wield Mjolnir.
However, there’s a much bigger problem when it comes to Larson’s Captain Marvel wielding Mjolnir. The hammer was destroyed during the events of Thor: Ragnarok by Thor’s sister Hela.
And it hasn’t been since other than in paintings found in Asgard. With Mjolnir destroyed and the Asgardian people scattered from Thanos’ attack in Avengers: Infinity War, Thor sought out Eitri the dwarf to build him a new weapon to defeat Thanos. That new weapon would be Stormbreaker, and it would be the weapon of a king. And it’s not really a hammer, but an axe.
Given the current continuity it will be quite difficult for Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel to wield Mjolnir, since it has been destroyed. I’m also skeptical that her character would be worthy. Based on the trailers she seems to be a soldier who relishes in war, a trait that would most definitely make her unworthy to carry Mjolnir in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor’s joy and lust for war was one of the main reasons Odin stripped him of the ability to wield it. And when Vision wields the hammer, it’s just after he pontificates about his desire to not kill Ultron.
Unless the rumors about time travel occur in Avengers: End Game, this is all just a fun thought experiment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While we haven’t seen Captain Marvel aside from the few trailers, the character has been widely hyped by Brie Larson as well as Marvel Studios Kevin Feige as being one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The boasts have even indicated she can move planets by herself. It will be interesting to see how she matches up with the rest of the Avengers when she more than likely shows up in Avengers: End Game.
What do you think? Could Captain Marvel lift Mjolnir? Let me know in the comments below!