The God of Thunder may lose his hammer in Thor: Ragnarok, but it looks as if he’ll be gaining a familiar new weapon for Avengers: Infinity War. While the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok took the Internet by storm for its quirky tone and the promise of a clash between two friends from work, many couldn’t stop buzzing about Hela destroying Mjolnir. While Thor is certainly powerful without it, he and the hammer go hand in hand and the mystical weapon grants the God of Thunder a number of useful abilities.
From what we’ve seen of Thor: Ragnarok so far, it looks as if the hero will have to make do with swords and cudgels for most of the film. Whether he’ll end the movie with a more permanent armament is unknown, but it’s hard to imagine Thor will head to the battle against Thanos without something special. Now, we have yet another tease that one of Thor’s comic book weapons will be featured in his next big fight.
ET Canada recently spoke with Chris Hemsworth during promotion for Thor: Ragnarok. After discussing the new direction of his character, the actor dropped an interesting tease when asked what weapon Thor will wield in Avengers: Infinity War.
“There is something pretty exciting coming. I think the fans will know and love and be excited for it.”
There’s only one weapon fans have long been excited to see Thor use in the MCU, and that’s Jarnbjorn. A Dwarf-forged axe that Thor used hundreds of years ago when he was too unworthy to lift Mjolnir, the hero eventually blesses the weapon with his blood to fight Apocalypse. As such, it can cut through Celestial armor or technology. It then takes a few trips through time before Thor picks it up again after he loses his hammer and Jane Foster becomes the new Thor.
The idea of Jarnbjorn being held by an unworthy Thor, known simply as the Odinson, could certainly play into Avengers: Infinity War. While all the stuff with Apocalypse and time travel will likely be cut, an axe that can pierce powerful cosmic armor will certainly be a boon in the battle against Thanos. And this also isn’t the first time that Jarnbjorn has been teased.
Our first glimpse of Avengers: Infinity War came from some concept art showing Thor teaming up with Rocket Raccoon. Long before we knew that Mjolnir would be destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok, the image showed the God of Thunder wielding an axe closely resembling Jarnbjorn. While it could merely be a regular axe, it seems safe to assume Thor will prefer something a little more unique for Avengers: Infinity War.
Source: ET Canada
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