Why Thor: Ragnarok Included That Scene With The Infinity Gauntlet
Warning: SPOILERS for Thor: Ragnarok are ahead!
If you were keeping an eye out for Easter eggs when watching 2011's Thor, you no doubt noticed that one of the prizes in Odin's treasure room was the Infinity Gauntlet. Four years later, Avengers: Age of Ultron showed Thanos retrieving another Infinity Gauntlet from his vault, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige later clarified that there are two Infinity Gauntlets in the MCU. However, it was revealed in Thor: Ragnarok that the Infinity Gauntlet on Asgard is a fake, and according to director Taika Waititi, the reason Odin kept that prop around was so that others wouldn't go looking for the real deal. Waititi explained to CinemaBlend's own Eric Eisenberg:
So there you have it. Just like in the comics, there's only one Infinity Gauntlet floating around the MCU, and unfortunately, Thanos possesses it. This revelation came when Hela was walking through Odin's treasure room with Skurge and declared that most of the items within were fake, specifically stopping at the prop Infinity Gauntlet when saying this. But along with this information playing into Thor: Ragnarok's main story, the threequel's co-writer, Eric Pearson, told CinemaBlend that this retcon also worked as a way to help Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the duo writing Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. As Pearson put it:
While there were a few legitimate prizes in Odin's treasure room, like the Eternal Flame and the Tesseract, for the most part the All-Father's collection was filled with duds, all of which (aside from the Tesseract) were destroyed when Surtur laid waste to Asgard. As for the real Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos is carrying it around with him now, and he'll attempt to place all six Infinity Stones onto it during Avengers: Infinity War and possibly Avengers 4.
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