Rumour Mill: Storm to Wield Thor’s Hammer in MCU?

Rumblings within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fandom suggest a seismic shift in power dynamics, as whispers emerge of an X-Men character poised to wield Thor’s legendary hammer, Mjolnir. With the imminent arrival of X-Men ’97 on Disney Plus, the anticipation is palpable among fans eager to witness Marvel Studios’ fresh take on the mutant ensemble. However, the tantalising prospect of a character crossover with the Avengers realm has ignited fervent speculation.

X-Men ’97, slated to premiere on March 20, 2024, marks a significant milestone as Marvel Studios embarks on a new chapter with the beloved mutant team. Yet, creator Beau DeMayo’s assertion that the series stands as ‘its own thing’ has left enthusiasts wondering about potential MCU integration. Enter the enigmatic Storm, whose rumoured appearance in an upcoming What If? season 3 episode has sent shockwaves through the fandom.

CanWeGetSomeToast, a reputable source in the realm of scoops, recently fuelled the speculation, asserting that Storm will indeed grace the What If? storyline and, astonishingly, emerge as worthy of wielding Mjolnir. While details surrounding this unprecedented event remain shrouded in mystery, the implications are profound. Should Storm join the elite ranks of Thor and Captain America as a Mjolnir wielder, it would mark a paradigm shift in the MCU’s power dynamics.

Thor’s hammer, steeped in enchantment, confers upon its bearer a myriad of formidable abilities, including flight and storm manipulation. The prospect of Storm harnessing Mjolnir’s power is particularly intriguing, given her intrinsic connection to weather manipulation—a cornerstone of her formidable arsenal. As speculation mounts, fans eagerly await insights into the circumstances surrounding Storm’s potential acquisition of the iconic weapon.

Amidst the fervour surrounding X-Men ’97 and the tantalising prospect of Storm’s MCU debut, the broader question looms: will Marvel Studios venture into a full-fledged exploration of mutants within the MCU? While tantalising breadcrumbs have been scattered—such as the revelation of Kamala Khan’s mutant status in Ms. Marvel and tantalising multiverse cameos in Doctor Strange 2 and The Marvels—devotees remain hungry for a dedicated exploration of mutant lore within the MCU proper.

The X-Men franchise has endured a rollercoaster journey on the silver screen, with highs and lows punctuating its cinematic odyssey. From the resounding success of the early X-Men films to the more turbulent entries like X3 and Dark Phoenix, Marvel Studios faces the formidable task of charting a fresh course for the iconic mutant ensemble—one that transcends the pitfalls of past iterations.

As fans brace themselves for the imminent arrival of X-Men ’97, the tantalising prospect of Storm wielding Thor’s hammer serves as a potent reminder of the boundless storytelling potential within the MCU. While concrete details remain elusive, one thing is certain: the Marvel faithful will be watching with bated breath as the saga unfolds.

In the meantime, as we count down the days to the premiere of X-Men ’97, speculation will undoubtedly continue to swirl, fuelled by tantalising hints and whispered rumours. For now, however, all eyes remain fixed on March 20, 2024, as Marvel Studios invites audiences to embark on a thrilling new chapter in the storied legacy of the X-Men.

Stay tuned for further updates as the MCU continues to expand its ever-evolving tapestry of heroes and legends.

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcock
Founder | Head of PR At Nerd Bite, we are lucky to have Sam on our team. He is an expert in online PR, social media strategy, e-commerce, and news websites, with a wealth of knowledge that makes him a valuable asset. Sam's experience and skills have helped us deliver successful campaigns for clients and stay ahead of the competition. With his contributions, we are confident that we will continue to provide high-quality content and services to our readers and partners.

Latest stories