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The New Asgard Detail In Thor: Love And Thunder That Has Fans Puzzled

Now that "Thor: Love and Thunder" has finally ridden the Bifrost into theaters, fans are beginning to dissect the latest feature-length entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Things have changed for the God of Thunder since Chris Hemsworth last appeared in the role. In the aftermath of the Battle of Earth, he jetted off with the Guardians of the Galaxy in search of adventure (and shed his depression weight to get back his "god bod," as we learn in voiceover). Now, he must face his greatest challenge yet in the form of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), a disgruntled worshipper armed with the god-slaying Necrosword whose mission statement is summed up in his promise, "All gods will die."

Gorr isn't the only one vexing the son of Odin, as "Thor: Love and Thunder" reunites him with his old flame, Doctor Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). And, as it turns out, Jane has been reunited with his old hammer. Mjolnir calls to her and deems her worthy, so, with her health failing, she takes up the hammer in the hopes that it will cure her and becomes The Mighty Thor. Also along for the ride is Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). The new King of Asgard is adjusting to her new responsibilities as ruler and still trying to leave her problems at the bottom of a bottle.

Meanwhile, a chunk of the movie is set in Valkyrie's township of New Asgard on Earth, where the survivors of Hela's (Cate Blanchette) attack on Old Asgard in "Thor: Ragnarok" now live after being relocated. And it is here that fans noticed something that seems a bit out of place. Fans have had their gripes with the film already, but this is one detail that strikes some as more than a bit disrespectful.

A Thanos-themed ice cream shop has fans scratching their heads

After leaving the theater, some MCU fans are scratching their heads over some confusing moments in "Thor: Love and Thunder," and one small, yet prominent detail early on has some wondering why it was included. As the movie catches audiences up to speed with the colony of New Asgard established on Earth after the events of "Thor: Ragnarok," we learn that the fishing village where the remaining Asgardians settled has become a tourist destination. As the new King of Asgard, Valkyrie has become more like a glorified mayor, lending her face to an Old Spice commercial and cutting the ribbon on new businesses.

One such moment shows King Valkyrie introducing a new ice cream shop called Infinity Conez, which sports a giant, 3D model of the Infinity Gauntlet, fitted with all six Infinity Stones holding an ice cream cone, and some fans were puzzled. After all, the Gauntlet is the weapon Thanos used to cause the Blip. It's the most disastrous thing to happen to humanity in the MCU, so it feels a bit insensitive to have a restaurant themed after it. On a Reddit discussion thread for the film, u/bargman asked, "Why would you name an ice cream store after a weapon that killed half the universe?" u/d_snizzy, who claims to have worked as an extra on that scene, replied, "That was a joke we made on set. It's like having a Hitler themed café or something".

While some pointed out that the Infinity Stones technically saved everyone from the Blip as well, the Stones were fitted into Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) own version of the gauntlet by that point. The golden one depicted on the ice cream storefront, however, unequivocally belonged to Thanos. "Make it an iron man [sic] glove and it's fine I think," wrote u/CEFFYYNWA.