One Avenger Was Worthy of Lifting Mjolnir Even Before Chris Evans’ Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor

Old Steve Rogers was worthy of lifting Mjolnir even before his younger self

one avenger was worthy of lifting mjolnir even before chris evans’ captain america, chris hemsworth’s thor


  • Thor's mighty hammer, Mjolnir is one of the most powerful weapons to date that gives God of Thunder incredible strength
  • There was one Avenger who was worthy of wielding it way before Captain America and Thor.
  • The personality is none other than the aged version of Steve Rogers
Show More
Featured Video

Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjolnir is one of the most powerful weapons to date that gives God of Thunder incredible strength. While several MCU characters have tried to lift the magical weapon, not everyone was able to succeed in it. The seasoned MCU fans must know how Chris Evans’ Captain America wielded Thor’s hammer during their fight against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame (2019). However, there was one Avenger who was worthy of wielding it way before Captain America and Thor. 

Chris Hemsworth as Thor with his Mjölnir
Chris Hemsworth as Thor with his Mjolnir

Also Read: “Who wants to watch a movie with heroes fighting heroes?”: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans’ Iron Man vs Captain America Battle Was Almost Entirely Different

The personality is none other than the aged version of Steve Rogers. While many would be puzzled by now as to how that could be possible, this is indeed true given that Endgame writers talked about how old Rogers existed in the main MCU timeline. 


Old Steve Rogers Was Present in the Main MCU Timeline

Old Steve Rogers
Old Steve Rogers

Also Read: Jeremy Renner Was Forced to Refuse to Star in Chris Evans’ Captain America 2 Because of His Movie With Christian Bale

In the Avengers: Endgame (2019), Chris Evans‘s character, Captain America got a heartwarming ending as he traveled back in time to be with Peggy Carter. We also witnessed Cap returning to the main MCU timeline to pass on his shield to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson. However, the one who returns is the aged version of Steve Rogers.

That led to a strong fan theory that the Avenger existed in all timelines before Endgame. At the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con panel (via Screenrant), movie writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely throw further light on the possibility of two Steve Rogers existing in the same timeline – the main one and the aged version of him. 


“I would like to believe that through some sort of bullsh*t time loop paradox throw in the words you use when you’re bullsh*tting science in a movie: ‘some sort of quantum paradox’–that there are indeed two Captain Americas in the MCU timeline.”

Given that the writers also confirmed the possibility of two Steve Rogers existing simultaneously, it makes the theory clear that old Rogers existed all this time even during the events of the first Thor movie. 

Old Steve Rogers Was Capable of Wielding Mjolnir Even Before Thor & Captain America 

Chris Evans' Captain America weilding Mjolnir
Chris Evans’ Captain America-wielding Mjolnir

Also Read: “He doesn’t really enjoy working out”: Bodybuilders’ Honest Verdict on Steroids Allegations Against Chris Evans For His Captain America Transformation

In Thor (2011), Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) was banished from Asgard by his father due to his arrogance and reckless behavior. As a punishment, he even loses his powers including Mjolnir. Meanwhile, his enchanted hammer gets embedded in a crater in New Mexico which he tries to retrieve but isn’t worthy at the time. 


Given that writers have already glimpsed old Rogers’s presence in all the previous MCU timelines, he was there when Thor’s events happened. Since old Cap had already lifted the hammer in his timeline, he was worthy of lifting Mjolnir. But, he chose to be a bystander which is similar to what the writer said about his existence. 

“That Steve Rogers who looped back into time has therefore always been there, and that he is living somewhere else in the movies you’re watching.”

Instead of interfering with the main MCU timelines, he chose to live his life without getting much attention. Thus, he was the one Avenger who had the potential to lift Mjolnir even before Thor (in the first movie) and his young version who eventually wielded it in Endgame. 


Written by Priya Sharma

Articles Published: 1205

Priya Sharma, Senior Content Writer and Social Media Manager at FandomWire and Animated Times. Having graduated in Journalism and Mass Communication, she possesses extensive expertise in crafting engaging and informative content. She has written over 2000 articles across Animated Times and FandomWire on pop culture, showing her dedication to delivering diverse and trending content to readers across the world. Apart from pop culture, she is quite enthusiastic about the Hallyu culture and is exploring the world of anime, expanding the horizons of her knowledge.