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Relive One Of Avengers: Endgame's Best Scenes With Opening Night Live Reactions

It's been almost a year to the day since the release of Marvel's superhero ensemble of epic proportions, Avengers: Endgame. Undoubtedly the biggest crossover in cinematic history to date, Endgame broke box office records around the globe upon its April 26, 2019 — ultimately taking the overall title for the highest-grossing film of all time after beating out James Cameron's sci-fi film Avatar.

Aside from the sheer scale of the crossover, with characters from all over the universe colliding in one monumental battle, Endgame included some pretty awesome individual moments too. From all the superheroes in the MCU materializing out of thin air behind Captain America (Chris Evans) on the battlefield, to hearing Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) say "on your left" in Cap's ear as they did so in a glorious flashback to the standing joke between the two from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to Cap finally saying "Avengers, assemble!" as they roared into battle, to the female superheroes coming together to carry the Infinity Gauntlet to the time machine — the film has no shortage of cheer-worthy scenes.

But there's one moment that stands out above all others when it comes to the raucous cheering heard in theaters across the globe on opening night. Journalist Scott Gustin recently took to Twitter to share — at long last — the live audience reactions to one of Endgame's best scenes.

Cheering almost as loud as the action on-screen

With Thor (Chris Hemsworth) struggling to hold off Thanos (Josh Brolin) as the Mad Titan tried to force Thor's own ax Stormbreaker into his chest, the God of Thunder's mystical weapon Mjolnir suddenly stirs on the ground nearby. As the faithful hammer (which gives its wielder the power of Thor) lifts from the ground and smacks Thanos in the back of the head, the crowd can already be heard cheering in the background of the video Gustin shared. But it's the moment when the hammer flies back into the hands of its master that truly had the crowd whooping and screaming in unfettered delight, nearly drowning out the action on-screen.

For the first time — if you're not counting Vision (Paul Bettany), whom Thor, Cap, and Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) already determined doesn't count given he's a machine — Mjolnir's master isn't Thor. Instead, Mjolnir shoots straight back into the hand of Captain America, who has no problem calling forth the lightning Thor is so famous for enlisting in battle. As Odin (Anthony Hopkins) uttered in the first Thor movie, "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." It's kind of hard to argue with a man who's not only a super-soldier, but is also able to harness the power of a god from another world.

Let's be honest: we've always known Cap was worthy of wielding Mjolnir. How could the golden boy, the first Avenger, the superhero whose very internal goodness was the reason he even became said superhero, not be worthy? Along with hundreds of people in movie theaters on opening night, even Thor cheered for his friend as he saw Cap wielding his most prized possession, shouting out the line, "I knew it!"

A moment years in the making

Seeing Captain America with Mjolnir in his hand was a moment most MCU fans had been hoping for years to witness. Since the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, Marvel fans have known that Cap is worthy. Towards the start of the film, the Avengers were relaxing after a party in Avengers Tower when each of the heroes — besides Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) — decided to see whether or not they were worthy of wielding Mjolnir.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) tugged and tugged before pulling on his Iron Man glove and even enlisting the help of James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), to no avail. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) tried to turn himself into the Hulk in the hopes of lifting Mjolnir. Thor watched in delight as his fellow Avenges failed to move the hammer even a fraction of millimeter. When Cap stepped forward, however, Mjolnir budged. It was an infinitesimal movement, but enough for Thor's eyes to widen and the grin to fall right off his face. Though Cap never lifted the hammer entirely in Age of Ultron, but the moment made it clear he was worthy — and it was later revealed that Cap could have lifted the hammer and simply chose not to in order to keep Thor from feeling embarrassed

From that moment on, fans have been waiting for the real lift from the superhero, and boy, did they love it when it happened in Avengers: Endgame.