Kevin Feige Explains How Marvel Retconned The Infinity Gauntlet In Thor: Ragnarok

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Warning: This article contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok.

Not only has Thor: Ragnarok helped set up the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the arrival of the Russo Brother's two-part Avengers movie, Infinity War and Avengers 4, but it seems like the studio's final film of the year's also explained one of the biggest mysteries in the franchise.

With Infinity War and its sequel centered around Thanos' (Josh Brolin) quest for the six Infinity Stones, fans have been wondering what Marvel's been doing with the Infinity Gauntlet they had lying around Asgard's vault in the very first Thor movie. Not only was the gauntlet safe and secure, it had all six Infinity Stones in it, destroying the need for the Mad Titan to go around hunting the stones in Infinity War and Avengers 4.

Seemingly forgetting their little Infinity Gauntlet Easter Egg in Thor, Marvel started building up towards Infinity War in Avengers: Age of Ultron, telling viewers that the Infinity Stones were scattered around the galaxy and then showing Thanos wearing the gauntlet.

Now it seems like Ragnarok's fixed the plothole, having Hela go through Asgard's vault and calling the original gauntlet a "fake."

Now, in an interview with Slash Film, Marvel President Kevin Feige decided to talk about how the studio went on to retcon the original Thor Easter Egg.

"Going all the way back to Phase One, where Infinity War was a barely a glint in our eye, we were working on Avengers and trying to get just put that all together for the conclusion of Phase One," Feige seeming lamented. "And it's in one shot. It's in one shot in the background."

Nothing gets away from the eagle-eyed fans though, and questions started popping up after Ultron.

"And pretty quickly after that, within a couple years, we were like, 'Well that's clearly not the Gauntlet. The Gauntlet can't be in there,'" the Marvel president then explained. "And we had an internal Marvel theory that it was fake. That Odin who you've seen in the other films and who's a… I guess a good father. He's kind of an okay father. Kind of fosters the rivalry."

"So Odin put a fake and he goes, 'It's fine, I got it. Look, it's fine, it's in our vault, don't worry about it.' And it's not until Hela goes down there," Feige said. "It was fun being back in that vault, by the way, for the first time since Thor 1. It was just the opportunity to call it a fake. So for people like yourself, and like all of us at Marvel Studios who were paying attention, that answers that question. And for people who have no idea that an out-of-focus Infinity Gauntlet appeared in the back of Thor 1, it just showcases her knowledge and her sort of disgust with the way Odin had handled things on her way to the true power that is below the surface."

Well now, that's a pretty intricate way of covering up a plothole, but seeing how the franchise is building up Infinity War, then the retcon ought to be as detailed as it is.

Avengers: Infinity War premieres May 4, 2018, while Avengers 4 hits cinemas May 3, 2019.

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