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My interpretation was a little different than yours. When other characters try to move Mjolnir, it doesn't move at all. When Captain America tries to move it, it moves. I think he probably doesn't pick it up, because he knows this is supposed to be a light-hearted moment, and he doesn't want to cause Thor any embarrassment, or cause conflict. Now he knows ...


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I've heard people say they thought it was because when he tried to pick it up, it was for the wrong reason. They were playing a game in the scene, trying to see if anyone could pick it up. People speculate if it was for a more serious reason, instead of a game/showy reason like in the scene, he would pick it up. Edit: We know in comics he has picked it up ...


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Spider-Man does not grab the hammer in flight. He webs it as it flies by, and it pulls him along. He isn't physically trying to wield it (by grabbing the handle). It can be seen quickly here: Without an actual screen cap from the movie, I present you with this video.


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1. The Avengers were unaware of the second enhanced at the moment: When Tony breached the shield and entered the castle, the Avengers knew only of "the blur". They later found out about Wanda. And since rest of the Avengers were already tackling "the blur", Tony let his guard down. 2. Greater maneuverability/Convenience: Tony wanted to check out the entire ...


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Stark07's answer here is perfectly correct when at looks at the reasons from Tony's perspective about why he leaves the armour behind, but I think this is worth digging a little deeper into. Tony Stark is one of the most well developed characters not just in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in modern cinema today, and his relationship with his Iron Man ...


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Klaw had it because he stole it from Wakanda, the source of Vibranium. In the comics, Vibranium comes from the fictional nation of Wakanda. The name Wakanda has briefly appeared on screen in a few places, but is not really explained until Age of Ultron. The thief brand on Klaw's neck is from Wakandan culture, and Tony explains that Wakanda is the source of ...


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Assuming that each vision did, indeed, represent that character's worst fear, we can speculate that Captain America's fear is Here is an explanation of why I think that: This sentiment was echoed by Ultron himself: Lastly, this is echoed in Captain America's vision: At the end of the film, however, he seems to have come to grips with this fear, telling ...


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Ultron hates Stark more than he hates humanity in general because Stark thought he could create, develop, and harness artificial intelligence under human control. The use of Jarvis as an intelligent system was an affront to Ultron, who believed his intelligence was superior in every way to a human one. Tony Stark had the temerity to believe he should and ...


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This is explained in the Age of Ultron prelude comic, The Sceptre’d Isle. SHIELD had recovered the sceptre from Stark Tower, and are studying it a la Tesseract. (Indeed, one of their scientists makes comments about how similar it is to the Tesseract.) One of the technicians working on the sceptre is a disgruntled agent called Mark Smith. He’s just been ...


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Captain America COULD be worthy, but in that moment, NOT worthy enough to wield the hammer. When Mjolnir has been wielded by others, it is usually a moment of extreme peril and then the "almost worthy" can level up, temporarily to become "worthy-for-the-moment." Several times in the canon Marvel Universe, Mjolnir has been lifted by Captain America and ...


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In the Age of Ultron scene where Thor is freaking out due to Scarlet Witch's mind tricks, we see a reference to Wolfram & Hart, the demonic law firm from Angel. (In the show, we find out that the firm descends from three ancient demons: the Wolf, the Ram, and the Hart.)


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That's because


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Last year during Sand Diego Comic Con Joss Whedon did a 45 minute Q and A. In regards to the "Excalibur" scene, a fan asked: “How is Steve Rogers not worthy?” To which Whedon replied with: “Is he not? Are we sure?” Whedon responded, a hint of teasing in his voice. “Did he fail? Or did he stop?” While this isn't a definitive answer to your question,...


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SPOILERS - In small print on the side of Mjolnir - "Worthiness lifting requirements may be waived in the event of a sentient machine operator. No powers included." UPDATE: Whedon On Avengers: Age Of Ultron Moment Where Thor Trusts The Vision Joss Whedon reveals in an interview/podcast he used the Vision lifting Mjolnir as a "narrative shorthand" to say ...


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Ultron waged his war against humanity from the shadows, and Wakanda would have been a significant threat For the majority of his conquest, Ultron had chosen to operate behind the scenes. He wasn't sweeping the streets killing off people, but rather setting up a plot to destroy humanity. The Avengers and any relevant governments/institutions for which he was ...


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TL;DR - This will probably be dealt with in Captain America: Civil War. The reason that Tony Stark wasn't arrested for creating Ultron is that it (probably) isn't illegal to accidentally create an evil artificial intelligence from alien technology. [citation required] However, the concept of Tony Stark taking responsibility for his actions will almost ...


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He built some new ones. The newest suit we saw in Iron Man 3 is the Mark XLII, but a Hot Toys announcement of a new figurine for Age of Ultron reveals that he's using the Mark XLIII in Age of Ultron. He must be building new suits (along with the Iron Legion, although they seem to be unmanned drones rather than wearable suits), despite trying to start afresh ...


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Without knowing very much about the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Mind Infinity Stone, it is presumptuous for us, as viewers, to think Thanos didn't have a plan when he gave the staff to Loki or that its loss by Loki wasn't part of said plan. Thanos should be considered the consummate Magnificent Bastard. His plans have wheels within wheels and the "loss" of ...


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When Hill meets the Avengers when they return to Avengers Tower early in the movie, she calls Tony "boss". He replies: Tony Stark: [pointing to Steve] Uh, actually, he's the boss. I just pay for everything, and design everything and make everyone look cooler. I have no memory of other fundings; maybe NATO or some governments may be part of funding the ...


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Now that the film has been released, we know who this character is. This character is In the comics, their relation to Ultron is that In the movie,


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Spoilers all for Avengers: Endgame To update as of Avengers: Endgame Captain America is indeed worthy and uses Mjolnir in the battle against Thanos. Thor even says himself, "I knew it." Which implies that during the scene in Age of Ultron that Steve was worthy at that time but chose not to. This was confirmed by Anthony Russo in a Reddit AMA post, ...


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Well, not just the Hulkbuster suit, why is Tony even wearing any of the Iron Man suits given that it puts him in danger? Throughout the movies, remotely controlled suits and drones have always been shown to be inferior in combat performance to worn suits. See e.g. the hammer drones in IM2, the iron legion being destroyed in IM3, the iron legion again in A2.....


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We don't know, but we can speculate. Based on the context, the most likely explanation is that Then again, we still don't have a complete understanding of what makes someone worthy. However, this theory is supported by dialogue in the film - in fact, it's the dialogue immediately preceding the event in question: CAPTAIN AMERICA: Are you? On our side? ...


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When Thor takes a dip in we briefly see an image of which suggest that Thor sees that too. For all we know, his actual contained even more information about the than we actually see. Also, in the mid-credits scene of Thor: The Dark World Therefore they know of the Collector, and thus may well have heard about the events in Guardians of the Galaxy, and ...


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I don’t think it stands for anything (yet). Here’s a picture of the disk; note that it doesn’t contain any periods: There’s a minor character in the comics called “Friday” (Marvel Wikia), an AI that Tony develops as his “Girl Friday” AI to be his new assistant. He developed her rather than having to hire another human secretary. I think that’s what this ...


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Highly unlikely, based on the following account from a Q&A with Kevin Feige:


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Realistically, he was able to be knocked out because there was no other way to end that scene. However, if we're looking for an explanation in-universe, I can see two possibilities, based on what little we know about The Hulk so far. Not All That Angry One option is that he was not really that angry with Tony at the time. Starting with the climax of ...


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