Avengers: Infinity War – How Can Groot Lift The Stormbreaker?


Avengers: Infinity War has many scenes with fan favourite moments in them. One of them was Eitri and Thor doing their best to forge Thunder God’s new weapon – The Stormbreaker. When it was almost completely forged, Eitri finds himself in a fix when he can’t find the handle for the axe. This is where Groot comes in and picks up the pieces of Stormbreaker with his own wooden arm, joins the pieces and then cuts off his arm. The sequence was amazing and it further sparked a theory that Groot is worthy and therefore was able to lift Stormbreaker and he can consequently lift the Mjolnir as well!

Avengers: Infinity War – Why can Groot lift Stormbreaker?

Since, Groot picked up the pieces of a weapon with Asgardian magic in it, some fans were right to compare the axe with Mjolnir and hence say that Groot was worthy so he could pick the axe pieces. But some were also quick to point out that all over the MCU, only Mjolnir is the one weapon which requires the worthiness part.

Finally, Russo brothers closed this question once and for all by answering it on the twitter as part of Vudu Viewing Party. While answering fan questions on Twitter to celebrate the digital release of Infinity War, the Russos were asked if Groot was worthy, like Thor and Vision. “Mjolnir requires worthiness, not Stormbreaker,” the brothers confirmed, concluding the matter.

However, Stormbreaker is not a weapon that is easily wielded. In a follow-up question, the Russos were asked who else was able to wield the powerful axe, considering that, in the film, Thor told the Guardians of the Galaxy that attempting to use Stormbreaker would destroy them. “There are few people as strong as or stronger than Thor,” the directors answered, “and you know who some of them are.”

So, Stormbreaker may not require worthiness to be wielded but it isn’t a easy weapon to be wielded. The fact that the Russos went on to add that fans know who some of the characters capable of using the weapon are suggests that the directors have considered the answer before. This could mean that we might see other another Avenger wield Stormbreaker in Avengers 4. We put our bets on Steve Rogers.

Avengers: Infinity War – Why can Groot lift Stormbreaker?

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin. The film arrives Aug. 14 on DVD and Blu-ray.


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