Watch Captain America Fight Thanos with Mjolnir Again in AVENGERS: ENDGAME Clip
One of the best and most exciting scenes from Avengers: Endgame was when Captain America took a hold of Thor’s hammer Mjolnir and used it to beat the living hell out of Thanos. That was such an epic beating! Sure, it didn’t finish the job, but it certainly put Thanos through some pain.
This is one of those pay-off scenes that the Marvel fans had been waiting for for a long time, and we got it! The results of which where more than what we could’ve hoped for. Watch it again below before Avengers: Endgame hits shelves next week.
Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor, Matt Aitken, talked about this scene in an interview with /Film, saying:
“The fans, it’s almost like they were anticipating that moment. We hoped that that was going to play as well as it does, because we’re a bunch of fans as well…those were just great shots to do. They weren’t particularly challenging [from a VFX standpoint]. We had the lightning that we had to work up. We wanted that to look really good. We just knew that was going to be a thing.
When you see Mjolnir lifting up off the ground slowly, you know it’s not Thor, because he’s being dealt to by Thanos. It’s as much a surprise to him as it is to everybody else. But that shot where we whip-pan with the hammer and see Cap holding it, the crowd goes crazy at that point. We did three versions of that shot. The one that ended up in the film, there’s no lightning on Mjolnir, but we did a little bit of lightning and then a bit more lightning as well, and we presented them to the filmmakers and they were editorially able to play around with which one they went with.”
Avengers: Endgame arrives on digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Movies Anywhere starting on July 30th and then hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand on August 13th, 2019.