**Warning Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow**
While, it was pretty obvious for anyone watching Thor: Ragnarok, that Marvel retconned the Infinity Gauntlet being held in Odin’s Vault. The Infinity Gauntlet was briefly seen in the first Thor movie. However, with Thor: Ragnarok, Hela enters Odin’s vault to use the Eternal Fire to waken her undead army. While she is making her way to the Eternal Fire, she knocks over Odin’s Infinity Gauntlet calling it “FAKE!”
However, some still had doubts. But Marvel’s own Kevin Feige sat down with Slash Film to put those doubts to rest. He begins by confirming the presence of the Infinity Gauntlet in Thor.
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. And it’s in one shot. It’s in one shot in the background.
He then goes on to say, Marvel actually marketed the Infinity Gauntlet at Comic-Con and that they came to the conclusion that Odin’s Infinity Gauntlet would be retconned as a fake.
And also, it was on display, I think at Comic-Con. In the Marvel booth. 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. 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.
Feige then goes on to explain why Odin would have a fake Infinity Gauntlet.
As we learn in this movie, he vanished his firstborn daughter because he sort of got what he needed, he got to the top of the Nine Realms and it was like oh, this is much too violent. And Hela says, glad to have it, ashamed of how we got it. And we see that mural in the movie of [how] it was not a pleasant history of how Asgard got all that gold. So Odin has a history of doing what he wants to do to maintain power. And going back, I mean, now it’s probably five years ago we started again just in our internal creative group saying, “Well, it’s fake.” Because if the Asgardians knew that there was something that had that kind of power, that could theoretically wipe out Asgard and whatever else with a, in the comics, a literal snap of the fingers. They might question Odin’s ability to protect them.
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. 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.
This confirms the theory that Odin created a fake Infinity Gauntlet in order to tell his people Thanos or any other cosmic threat did not have the Infinity Gauntlet. He did it to make his people believe they were safe and secure from any kind of threat. With the Infinity Gauntlet at your side, no one could truly threaten you right?
But for everyone who watched the mid credit scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron, you all know who really has the Infinity Gauntlet.
And now the Asgardians should be truly afraid!