This is quite a big rumor circulating on the interwebs. A guy snuck onto the set of Captain America: Civil War, and saw something quite interesting.. but before we get to that juicy piece of information. Let me ask you this: Which characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have wielded the Hammer of Thor – Mjolnir? Only Thor? Nope! Thor, Odin and The Vision could pick it up. They are the only ones worthy to wield its power. Fun Fact of the Day!

According to a recent rumor, it seems as though another character will get to cause havoc with Mjolnir in Captain America: Civil War.

The rumor was started over on the SuperheroHype message boards by a user named Charleswelsh who claims to have snuck onto the set in Atlanta, Georgia last Wednesday during his lunch break. Apparently, while he was looking around he saw a stunt being prepared that involved Captain America holding a “CGI stand-in prop that was shaped like a double-sided hammer.” We don’t know if his story is true, but it’s worth checking out, as Captain America almost moved Mjolnir in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Hammer of Thor... very slippery

The Hammer of Thor… very slippery


Here’s his story:

So, CACW was filming right down the street from my office at the old Atlanta Civic Center this past week. I took my lunch break on Wednesday to walk down and check the place out. As I approached the building I noticed that they had built up a facade that looked like it had been smashed to bits, with an overturned duelie truck and blast marks everywhere. The signage on the facade read IFID “INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE”

I walked around the back of the building to the parking lot where most of the trailers and production crew had set up. I strolled through the parking lot, trying to look natural, and noticed the craft services tables were wide open. I figured since it was my lunch break, why not grab a bite to eat?

The food was excellent.

After my free meal, I decided to push my luck and headed for the entrance of the Civic Center where there were signs directing people to “Hair and Makeup” and “Extras Sign In”. I went the opposite direction those signs were pointing and headed up a set of stairs, at the top of which was a row of floor to ceiling windows surrounding a courtyard. In the hallway were the directors chairs and monitors, and in the courtyard was Captain America, Scarlet Witch, and a bunch of knocked out soldiers on the ground. I calmly walked over to the area with the monitors and sat back to watch an awesome stunt where CA jumps onto the roof of the Civic Center (a good 30 foot leap). After one take, seems like they had a good shot and they let the actors break for lunch. Elizabeth Olsen and Chris Evans walked right by me! I was trying so hard to keep my cool.

After most of the important folks cleared out, I decided I had enough excitement and walked back to work. One interesting thing I noticed while they were preparing for the stunt, was Captain America waving around a CGI stand-in prop that was shaped like a double sided hammer. Do you guys think that means he’s going to get his hands on Thor’s hammer in this movie? Also, why do you think the Scarlet Witch (out of costume) and Captain America are doing breaking into an Infectious Disease Facility?

Anyway, nothing really juicy from this set visit, but I thought I’d share my experience. Try walking on to a movie set sometime and acting like you belong, who know’s what kind of cool stuff you may get into!