Thor’s eyepatch in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie has stirred up quite a bit of controversy. Luckily for us, Chris Hemsworth is able to set the record straight and explain the confusion.
If you’ve seen Thor: Ragnarok, you know Thor loses his eye to his evil sister Hela while the two battle each other. After Hela has seemingly been defeated, Thor equips what looks to be a very familiar eyepatch. If it’s not a spare Odin had laying around, it’s definitely modeled after it. The same eyepatch can also be seen at the end of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer.
However, in the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer which debuted at Disney’s D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con, Thor has both eyes intact. That doesn’t make sense right? How could he have both eyes in tact in one trailer, but an eyepatch in another? Was he somehow magically cured? Or will he be cured in Avengers: Infinity War.
Chris Hemsworth seems to put these questions to bed when he explained to CinemaBlend the real reasoning why he’s seen without an eyepatch in the San Diego Comic Con trailer.
It was… yeah, I remembered being… with the eyepatch, the story unrolling, ‘Yeah, cool, this is interesting.’ And then the day that we put the eyepatch on I was like, ‘This is ridiculous.’ The thing kept falling off, and we didn’t have the thing [gestures an eyepatch strap]. So it became a CG eyepatch, which I was stoked about… But I’m happy with that trade [for the wig]. It has its downsides. But the upside is that it’s an hour less in hair and makeup without the wig on.
If what Hemsworth is saying is true, it appears the lack of an eyepatch in the San Diego Comic Con trailer is nothing more than a production error or at least a timing constraint. The studio might not have had time to add in the eyepatch before it released the D23 and San Diego Comic Con trailer last summer. Or it’s possible Marvel Studios and director Taiki Waititi decided to make a last minute change to Thor: Ragnarok and have Thor lose his eye.
What do you think? Do you think Hemsworth is telling the truth about the eyepatch or do you think he’s trying to conceal the fact that Thor may just have his eye healed in the ensuing conflict with Thanos and his Black Order.
We will find out the truth on May 4 when Avengers: Infinity War comes to theaters.