Avengers: Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus has shed some light on a plot hole from the film regarding Captain America using Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir.
While Cap finally lifting up the iconic hammer was a crowd-pleasing moment, some fans called into question exactly how Cap used it to call down the lightning on Thanos. As we learned in Thor: Ragnarok, the hammer is merely a conduit for Thor’s true power.
“Are you Thor, the God of Hammers? That hammer was to help you control your power, to focus it. It was never your source of strength,” we heard Odin explain to his son.
So if the lightning comes from Thor’s godhood, not the hammer itself, how did Cap summon it? Turns out there’s no good explanation.