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It was what all Marvel fans had been waiting for – the iconic moment where Mjolnir, Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) magical Norse hammer, flew into the hands of Captain America (Chris Evans). Cap wielded the mystical weapon in Avengers Endgame with ease, using its lightning powers and recall abilities to take down the mad tyrant, Thanos (Josh Brolin). During the scene, however, fans missed a key ingredient which was a direct reference to the first Steve Rogers film, Captain America: The First Avenger.
TikTok user @marveleastereggs pointed the reference out on the social media site.
He explained that horns sounded during the moment Mjolnir touched Cap’s hand, signifying triumphant defiance of Thanos and his regime.
This was the second time the leitmotif was used in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Previously, the same clip could be spotted during a crucial moment of Cap’s first foray into herodom.
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Avengers Endgame: Captain America wielded the hammer to defeat Thanos (Image: DISNEY • MARVEL)
During the 2011 film, The First Avenger, Captain America saved Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and a group of soldiers from a Hydra base in Germany during World War II.
Their escape was met with obstacles, however, when the base began exploding and collapsing around them.
While running to freedom Bucky managed to jump over a perilous drop before some of the floor fell away, leaving Steve stranded.
It was at this moment Steve started to test out his Super Soldier powers and attempted to jump the enormous gap.
Avengers Endgame: Captain America’s legacy continues in the Disney Plus series (Image: MARVEL • DISNEY)
This was also the moment the same music played as the incredible Mjolnir scene in Avengers Endgame.
Although it was a subtle reference to Steve’s origins, it also showcases the physical representation of the hero crossing the threshold in both scenes.
The First Avenger’s scene showed him jumping into becoming a legend and truly becoming Captain America.
The Avengers Endgame scene transcended Steve, a mere mortal, into a magical being worthy of the hammer intended for a god (Thor).
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Captain America’s legacy continues in the ongoing Disney Plus series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
In the latest episode of the TV show Cap’s replacement, John Walker (Wyatt Russell), tarnished this reputation when he slaughtered a terrorist using the vibranium shield.
In the meantime, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky have been trying to decide whether one of them ought to pick up the shield and become the next person to take on the mantle.
In an interview with Screen Rant Mackie spoke candidly about potentially becoming the first-ever on-screen Black Captain America.
Mackie said: “I think the weight of a Black Captain America is the same as the weight of a woman playing Captain Marvel, which is the same weight as any character of any race representing an underrepresented people – race or sex, I should say.
“We are going through a transitional phase; every 40 to 50 years, something will happen that will turn our country and the world on its axis. We didn’t see 2020 being that, but it just happened to be that.
“So, the idea of having a Black Captain America, I feel like it’s more gas on that fire to burn down the systematic nonsense that we were brought up in and we lived in up until now. It’s a new day. It’s a new time.
“Homophobia, racism, sexism is a part of the past, and a part of that system that we can no longer allow to be recognized as our country or our understanding. All of it puts us in a position to be better people, to be better parents, and to live a better future. So, I think that’s just part of the fold, if that were to happen.”
Captain America: The First Avengers, Avengers Endgame and Falcon and the Winter Soldier are available on Disney Plus now.
MCU Quiz: Did These Quotes Come From Avengers: Infinity War Or Avengers: Endgame?
Paying off people’s expectations is never easy, and even more so when it came to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel had a difficult job ahead of them with Infinity War and Endgame which were a culmination of over a decades worth of films, all with their own characters and arcs.
Somehow though Marvel found a way to pull it off, managing to conclude the ongoing Infinity Saga that had begun all the way back in 2008 with the first Iron Man. On top of that, audiences got to see several characters who had been with the series for so long get closed out, as well as plenty of call backs and references to past Marvel films.
These films had to prove that the gamble of the MCU was worth it and they managed too, making sure fans would be left satisfied. These films have the action scenes, comedy and emotional gut punches needed to keep any Marvel fan happy.
But with all that goes on in these films, how well can you remember them? Can you figure out wether the following quotes came from Infinity War or Endgame? Take this quiz and find out!
The Covid ‘endgame’: nothing to do with Beckett or the Avengers
Israel, it was recently reported, might be reaching its Covid “endgame”. This refers not to the 1957 absurdist play of that title by Samuel Beckett but to a potential coronavirus-free existence. So why “endgame” rather than simply “end”?
In chess, the endgame follows the middlegame: forces are depleted, and one side is often attempting to promote a pawn. (Though you can also have queen endgames, and middlegames without queens.) It was coined thus in 1884 as “end game” by the chess writer Bernard Horwitz. Since an endgame can go on for a hundred moves or more, it is very much not a final destination but, as Winston Churchill once had it, only the beginning of the end.
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In recent times, though, “endgame” has acquired a metaphorical sense of someone’s final plan or aim, usually disguised. To ask what is a person’s endgame is to wonder how they plan to cash out or triumph from their mysterious activities. Let us hope the Covid virus itself, then, does not have an endgame. And remember that, as Avengers: Endgame (2019) teaches us, even the end of an endgame might not be final, as long as someone can invent time travel in the next movie.