**Thor: Ragnarok Spoilers Below**
If you haven’t seen Thor: Ragnarok yet and don’t want to be spoiled, I suggest you stop reading right now!
We all know Thanos is looming out in the galaxy, just waiting for the right moment to strike and unleash his madness. But what confused a lot of us die-hard comic book fans was the idea there could be two Infinity Gauntlets looming in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We got our first glimpse of the Infinity Gauntlet in the original Thor movie. When the Frost Giants attempt to raid Odin’s vault, the Destroyer activates and vaporizes them. For a split second we get to see the Infinity Gauntlet.
However, in the Avengers: Age of Ultron mid credits scene, Thanos takes his own Infinity Gauntlet out of a vault and equips it saying, “Fine. I’ll do it myself.”
We finally have an explanation for why there are two Infinity Gauntlets in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, enters Odin’s vault. Once she comes upon the Infinity Gauntlet kept in the vault, she pushes it over and calls it a fake. It takes only about two seconds to completely remove one of the Infinity Gauntlet’s from the playing field.
What’s the story behind Odin’s Infinity Gauntlet? We don’t officially know. But one theory believes Odin attempted to rewrite history to forget a lot of horrible things that happened. In order to ensure people would not be worried, Odin made a fake Infinity Gauntlet and put it on display. This ensured no one would panic over where the Infinity Gauntlet was or have to worry about Thanos or another sinister being taking control of the gauntlet with all of the Infinity Stones.
Unfortunately, Odin’s deception most likely put the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in danger because it appears Thanos has the real the Infinity Gauntlet. But there is still hope because the last we checked, Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet was completely empty. This probably means Avengers: Infinity War will see Thanos gallivanting across the Marvel Cinematic Universe collecting all of the Infinity Stones.