The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have another who is worthy of wielding Thor's hammer. While Mjolnir was destroyed by Hela in Thor: Ragnarok the subject of who may or may not be capable of even picking up the hammer, let alone using it, has been subject to quite a bit of debate. But according to Brie Larson, Captain Marvel is perfectly capable of picking up the mighty Mjolnir, given the opportunity. Marvel fans know how the old adage goes.

"Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor."

That needs to be amended to say if "they" be worthy, since Jane Foster also became the female version of Thor in the comics, but the point being that, if someone can pick up the hammer, they're going to have godlike powers. Captain Marvel has yet to be released, but from what we've seen in the trailers alone, it's clear that Brie Larson is going to be incredibly strong as Carol Danvers. During a recent interview, Larson was asked point blank whether or not the character could lift Thor's hammer. She didn't hesitate in her answer.

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"Definitely, yes."

Unfortunately, unless Mjolnir can be resurrected somehow (and that doesn't seem at all impossible), we're probably not going to see this happen. But just hearing the level of confidence when it comes to such a monumental task is impressive. Especially when considering how many heroes that already exist in the MCU have tried and failed to pick up the powerful weapon in the past. As many will surely recall, this was a subject explored in great detail in Age of Ultron. During Tony's party, virtually everyone tried to lift it and nobody succeeded. Though, Captain America did manage to move it just a little bit, leading to one of the best visual gags in the franchise to date.

Later, once Vision was created, he was able to easily pick up Mjolnir. However, Vision does, or did, have the unfair advantage of possessing the power of an Infinity Stone. The Mind Stone specifically. Captain Marvel, on the other hand, isn't going to have such an advantage. Taking that into account, she'll be the first hero, on her own power, capable of lifting the hammer, should this wind up ever making its way to screen. Needless to say, Carol Danvers is not someone to be messed with.

The post-credit scene in Infinity War revealed Nick Fury sending a distress signal to Captain Marvel. We're going to be introduced to her character first in the Captain Marvel solo movie, which arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019, and takes place in the 90s. Then, she's going to join our remaining heroes in the fight against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, which arrives less than two months later on April 26, 2019. The Mad Titan has better watch his back. Feel free to check out the full interview with Brie Larson from the BuzzFeed Brazil YouTube channel below.

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