This relates to the climax in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Tony is unable to come up with a solution other than to destroy the city but I'm wondering if maybe there wasn't another option he didn't think of: throwing it into space. But in order for that to work, a few things would need to happen:
- Hulk would need to be angry enough to have the strength to throw an object that size with enough speed to escape Earth's gravity.
- Hulk would need to brace himself against something capable of withstanding that amount of force.
- That thing Hulk is bracing himself against cannot be the Earth itself since it would need to be airborne and mobile.
- Sokovia can remain intact while having that amount of force exerted onto a single point.
I'm assuming #1 is possible since there are no upper limits defined on Hulk's strength. I'm also assuming that if Hulk were to exert that same level of force in an attempt to lift Mjolnir, the hammer wouldn't budge. However, I've only ever seen Mjolnir resist attempts to lift it. How does it respond to attempts to push it down? What if it's being held by someone worthy at the time? Is it capable of resisting unworthy force while simultaneously allowing someone worthy to move it around? Would such unworthy force be completely negated or simply redirected somewhere else? Would the magnetic field keeping Sokovia intact while Ultron's device lifts it be strong enough to handle the additional force Hulk would be exerting on it?
Even if the hammer is too small for Hulk to maintain his balance well enough to throw Sokovia, he could simply hold Sokovia in place while Vision flies the whole ensemble into space and then just let it go when it's far enough away.
Is such a solution possible? If not, what are the points of failure? Would there be anything any of the other Avengers could do to help overcome those points of failure?