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Thor: Ragnarok Fixes A Huge Marvel Plot Hole

Contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok

There's always been something a little off about Thanos and his quest for galactic domination, and it has nothing to do with how much he likes sitting down.

It's all about the Infinity Gauntlet, the artifact that Thanos (Josh Brolin) will wield in Avengers: Infinity War, and the strange fact that there seems to be more than one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Thor: Ragnarok retcons that whole thing in one fell swoop.

As IGN points out, we first get a glimpse of the Infinity Gauntlet (which is specifically constructed to hold the powerful Infinity Stones), in the background of Odin's trophy room in 2011's Thor. In that scene, the gauntlet has the Infinity Stones and is made for a right hand, which is a subtly significant detail. 

The next time we see the Gauntlet is during a mid-credits scene after 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Thanos reaches into a vault, puts on a glove with no stones inside and holds it up. But here's the thing: he wears it on his left hand. Also, how can Thanos get the Gauntlet when it's supposed to be safely kept on Asgard? And aren't the Infinity Stones supposed to be scattered around the universe anyway?

Two years ago, Feige told CinemaBlend there's a simple explanation. "There are two different gloves," he said. "That was not Odin's vault that you see at the end [of Age of Ultron]. 

But if you missed that interview, the entire thing must've seemed a little confusing. That is until Hela (Cate Blanchett) storms Odin's castle in Thor: Ragnarok. In one scene, we see her walk around Odin's trophy room and reveal that lots of the trophies are actually fake, including the Infinity Gauntlet, which she knocks over. Mystery solved. 

So now the stage is set for Infinity War, and the backstory checks out. We'll find out if Thanos can put the real Infinity Gauntlet to use when the movie hits theaters on April 25, 2018.