We Think Thanos Will Be Playing a Big Role in Thor: Ragnarok
Whether you are a Marvel or DC comics fan, the Avengers: Infinity War two-parter is probably the most anticipated comic book movie of all time. But with the release date set for 2018, all we can do is wait for easter eggs and trade guesses at what will happen. But with rumors that Thor: Ragnarok will help to bridge the gap between the movies so far and Infinity war, that may not be true for much longer.
At the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we saw Thanos grab the Infinity gauntlet and say “Fine. I’ll do it myself.”
Obviously, this means we can expect to see Thanos more often and in bigger ways than we have in the past. Perhaps by breaking into Asgard and stealing the Tesseract? I personally feel that this would be unnecessary. In the first Thor movie, you actually get a small look at the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin’s Vault.
But if it’s in the vault then how does Thanos have it now? Simple. Loki is still working with Thanos.
At the end of Thor: The Dark World you see that Loki has impersonated Odin and is ruling Asgard. If he were still working with Thanos, then he could easily have given Thanos the gauntlet either as a show of faith or as payment for favors past. But wait, when Thanos puts on the gauntlet, it doesn’t have any stones. So why wouldn’t Loki give Thanos the tesseract as well? Well, there could be a number of reasons. Maybe Thanos doesn’t know he has it, or perhaps Thanos is allowing him to use it for some unknown task. Whatever the reason may be, Thanos having the gauntlet insinuates that they are still working together. You should also remember that Thor has glimpsed Thanos’s plan to assemble the infinity stones. That means he will probably be investigating the stones and if that happens, Thanos will probably be showing up to put a stop to it.
All of this is why I believe that Thor: Ragnarok is going to not only going to bridge the gap between phases one and two of the MCU and connect directly to Avengers: Infinity War, but it will likely bring Thanos into Thor: Ragnarok for a larger role not unlike in the upcoming second Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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In the comments, Jason Pointed out that the gauntlet in Thor is a right-handed gauntlet and not the one that Thanos has at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. This is an interesting idea since as far as I know there is only one gauntlet in the comics and I am not sure why they would have two gauntlets other than one that does not have slots for the stones. Otherwise, you might have a Michael Jackson look going on. But if that is true, Why would Odin have the glove that does nothing but looks uniform with the other gauntlet that isn’t there to look uniform? Let me know what you think.