The origins of the "Infinity War" scene date back to 1984.
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Though Mjolnir was destroyed in last year's Thor: Ragnarok a thunder god without a weapon is hardly a thunder god at all … which is one of Subplots of Avengers: Infinity War explained. Fittingly, some of the roots come from what happened, from the same comic book that inspired Ragnarok director Taiki Waititis's hit Marvel movie.  Infinity War Thor (Chris Hemsworth) – accompanied by Groot and Rocket – travel to Nidavellir, where a new weapon is forged for him: an ax called Stormbreaker. The weapon comes from Etiri (Peter Dinklage) and allows him to return to Earth in time to help his friends in a fight in Wakanda. Although the name does not include the Norse ring of Thor's previous hammer, "Stormbreaker" will nonetheless have a familiar ring for comic fans, for it's the alternate hammer that came on Odin's command in 1
Probably more than co-designers Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Simonson's presence was consistently felt Thor: Ragnarok ; it was his work that informed the use of both Hela (Cate Blanchett) and Skurge, the executioner (Karl Urban), and the humor of the film resembled Simonson's joke more than the bombast of Simonson's Lee and Kirby
Humor played a role in the circumstances surrounding Stormbreaker in comic mythology; It was created after Thor was defeated – on two separate occasions – by an alien called Beta Ray Bill, who was the sole defender of his race and was protecting their cryogenically frozen bodies while their spaceship galaxies were searching for a new home , As such, Bill was considered worthy not only to lift Mjölnir, but to use him in battle, eventually gaining the respect of Odin and getting his own hammer.
(In one turn, Simonson / Odin used Stormbreaker's creation to remove a piece of Thor's comic story: The Glory, of Thor to meek Doctor Donald Blake, of his secret identity, to Mjolnir Stormbreaker rendered Thor Thor as Thor's permanent and Bill transforms from his equine warrior mode to a bright orange alien without a nose, why, why not?)
Infinity War 's Stormbreaker, however, shows little visual Similarity to the version in Marvel's comic mythology; instead, it resembles the Mjolnir from a parallel dimension that has been borne in recent years by the character's comic incarnation (the traditional Mjolnir himself was instead used by the female Thor, who was Marvel's primary thunder god (Dess) since 2014, until it was destroyed in battle and ended its heroic career). This is Marvel's synergy again; the alternate Mjolnir will be the comic Thor's primary weapon moving forward as soon as his new Thor comic book series launches this summer to go with a haircut that resembles him closer to Hemsworth's Thor: Ragnarok makeover.
Whether this means that the cinematic stormbreaker will ever be renamed in honor of Thor's beloved Hammer – or, given its failure in its intended purpose, will ever be seen again – remains as unclear as anything else in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After all, there are plenty of other comic hammers to choose from for potential followers, including names like Thunderstrike, Perun, and, wonderful, Crusher. At this speed, he could afford to lose weapons and replace any film from now on, if he wished.
Avengers: Infinity War is now in theaters.