The MCU has included some incredibly powerful weapons, but Phase 4 is introducing three new ones that may be even stronger than Thor’s hammer.
MCU Phase 4 is introducing three new weapons that all might be stronger than Mjölnir. The franchise has featured plenty of powerful weapons so far, including Captain America’s shield, Thanos’ double-edged sword, Loki’s scepter, Black Panther’s vibranium suit, and of course, Thor’s iconic hammer and his Stormbreaker ax. But from the looks of it, those all may pale in comparison to what’s to come in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, and Thor: Love and Thunder.
So far, much of Phase 4 has been spent setting up new lore and characters for the MCU. The multiverse has become the new central focus of the overarching story, opening up countless possibilities for more obscure, mythic, and dangerous parts of the Marvel comics universe to enter into Disney’s movies and shows. Plus, as the franchise’s ensemble of heroes grows in size and power, they demand new and more deadly threats to keep the stories interesting for longtime audiences.
It looks like Marvel is bringing some major new dangers in Phase 4, with at least three weapons coming in the next few films that could be more powerful than Stormbreaker or even Mjölnir itself. Whether those weapons remain a threat to the MCU or are brought to fight on the side of good remains to be seen, but they should shake up the story in some exciting ways. Here are the most powerful new weapons coming in MCU Phase 4.
The Ten Rings – Shang-Chi
As the title implies, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will introduce ancient bracelets known as the Ten Rings, immensely powerful alien relics wielded most commonly in the comics by the Mandarin. A recent trailer for the film includes a scene where Shang-Chi is told that the rings are “stronger than anything in your universe,” followed by a shot of Mjölnir. The rings aren’t explicitly more powerful than Thor’s hammer in the comics, but it seems that they will be decisively in the MCU. They’ve already been changed significantly based on what’s been shown in the trailers, so it should be exciting to see what they can really do in the final film.
The Ebony Blade – Eternals
Marvel’s Eternals will introduce the titular superpowered race to the MCU, but it will also introduce classic comic hero Black Knight, played by Kit Harington. In the comics, the Black Knight wields an incredibly powerful weapon called the Ebony Blade, which was crafted from a meteor that fell to earth during medieval times. The comic book version of the sword carries several impressive powers, including the ability to deflect most magic, cut through nearly anything, and even prevent its wielder from dying. However, the Ebony Blade also comes with a deadly curse, which slowly corrupts its wielder over time.
All-Black The Necrosword – Thor: Love And Thunder
In Thor 4, the MCU will meet one of Marvel’s most dangerous villains in Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale). A bloodthirsty killer bent on destroying all gods, Gorr first came to power after acquiring All-Black, a necrosword previously wielded by Knull, the King in Black. The blade holds the power of the Celestials themselves, capable of killing anything and even summoning powerful dark magic. If the MCU’s Gorr wields the same sword, the action in Thor: Love and Thunder should be something to see, with it perhaps even having repercussions for the future MCU Phase 4 at large.
Next: Christian Bale’s Gorr Is Phase 4’s Most Exciting New Villain (Not Kang)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release date: Sep 03, 2021
- Eternals (2021)Release date: Nov 05, 2021
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release date: Dec 17, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: Mar 25, 2022
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
- The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: Feb 17, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
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