Between the first Thor movie to Avengers: Age of Ultron, fans have been wondering about a continuity mishap with regard to the Infinity Gauntlet. But the latest movie from Marvel Studios solves this issue with an explanation.
In Thor: Ragnarok, the mystery of the “two Gauntlets” theory has been cleared up by Cate Blanchett’s Hela.
After Hela seizes Asgard, she searches through Odin’s vault in order to retrieve a powerful item to help her conquer the universe. While searching this vault, she passes powerful artifacts, including Odin’s display of the Infinity Gauntlet.
“Fake,” she simply says, shoving it off its pedestal.
More items populate this vault like the Casket of Ancient Winters and Tesseract, but Hela’s comments about this Infinity Gauntlet stand out. It explains how Odin may have a fully assembled Gauntlet despite Thanos wielding his own, empty-socketed version.
The fact that Odin may lie about it is not surprising and it clears up rumors of there being multiple Gauntlets. Fans have speculated that if there was an implication behind the existence of 2 Gauntlets or if it were a simple continuity mistake or just something similar. Though it is likely that they included it as an easter egg.
It is an unlikely explanation considering that Asgards understands what Infinity Stones are and do not want to keep them together.
The Infinity Gauntlet popped up as an easter egg in the first Thor. The God of Thunder takes the Tesseract back to Asgard at the end of The Avengers though the movie did not make it clear that MCU Cosmic Cube was an Infinity Stone. It is in Thor: The Dark World that this fact becomes apparent, when Volstagg tells the Collector that 2 Infinity Stones must not be kept in the same place as Odin’s vault contains the Tesseract, the Collector is being trusted with the Aether.
So why would they believe that Odin has an assembled Infinity Gauntlet when they know he does not have all the stones?
Thor: Ragnarok does a great job in making light of this situation, just do not dwell on the explanation too much.
Thor: Ragnarok is now playing in theaters everywhere.