Warning: SPOILERS for Thor: Ragnarok are forward!
In the event you have been maintaining an eye fixed out for Easter eggs when watching 2011’s Thor, you little doubt observed that one of many prizes in Odin’s treasure room was the Infinity Gauntlet. 4 years later, Avengers: Age of Ultron confirmed Thanos retrieving one other Infinity Gauntlet from his vault, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige later clarified that there are two Infinity Gauntlets within the MCU. Nonetheless, it was revealed in Thor: Ragnarok that the Infinity Gauntlet on Asgard is a faux, and in line with director Taika Waititi, the explanation Odin saved that prop round was in order that others would not go searching for the actual deal. Waititi defined to CinemaBlend’s personal Eric Eisenberg:
That happened as a result of in Thor 1, the explanation that it is on this film is as a result of somebody who went by that film, body by body, searching for Easter eggs was like ‘Oh! The Infinity Gauntlet!’ After which from that time on, they have been like, ‘That rattling Infinity Gauntlet, what are we going to do with that factor?’ It is like, there, but it surely additionally [exists] elsewhere within the universe. How will we take care of that? After which we realized like, Odin… Hela goes by and she or he goes, ‘Pretend. All of that stuff that is in right here is faux.’ Principally the factor we have been making an attempt to go for was that Odin someplace alongside the road realized that everybody knew that the Infinity Gauntlet was on Asgard and within the protected maintaining of Odin, then nobody would come searching for it. So he made a faux one, and let everybody imagine… Principally, a faux launch code.
So there you’ve gotten it. Similar to within the comics, there’s just one Infinity Gauntlet floating across the MCU, and sadly, Thanos possesses it. This revelation got here when Hela was strolling by Odin’s treasure room with Skurge and declared that many of the gadgets inside have been faux, particularly stopping on the prop Infinity Gauntlet when saying this. However together with this info enjoying into Thor: Ragnarok‘s fundamental story, the threequel’s co-writer, Eric Pearson, instructed CinemaBlend that this retcon additionally labored as a method to assist Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the duo writing Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers four. As Pearson put it:
We introduced that over — like this is a possibility to take one thing off the plate of Markus and McFeely, who’re doing Avengers three and four, and have lots else to fret about with I do not know — what — 60-plus characters in a single film?
Whereas there have been just a few professional prizes in Odin’s treasure room, just like the Everlasting Flame and the Tesseract, for probably the most half the All-Father’s assortment was stuffed with duds, all of which (other than the Tesseract) have been destroyed when Surtur laid waste to Asgard. As for the actual Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos is carrying it round with him now, and he’ll try to position all six Infinity Stones onto it throughout Avengers: Infinity Warfare and probably Avengers 4.