The Infinity Gauntlet has been one of the more difficult items to pinpoint in Marvel’s continuity. It has been spotted throughout time (and space), but not all of these locations connect.
It first appeared to eagle eyed fans in the movie Thor, as an Easter Egg in Odin’s Hall of Treasures on Asgard.
It is then seen four years later during a post-credit Avengers: Age of Ultron scene with Thanos retrieving it from a mysterious vault.
Then in Thor: Ragnarok Hela announces that her father’s version is a fake. You will note that Odin’s Infinity Gauntlet was crafted for the right hand, while Thanos’ is on his left hand.
Finally, the audience learns in Avengers: Infinity War that the real Gauntlet had been crafted on Nidavellir by Eitri.
So where is this vault and how did Odin have a convincing enough fake?
Speaking with Comicbook.com, Infinity War and Endgame co-director Joe Russo says the post-credit scene of Age of Ultron is set on Nidavellir. He expanded more saying, “I think that it would be connected to Eitri. I think that clearly, he is the one who forged the Gauntlet and Thanos had the Gauntlet at that point in time. It’s been a while since any of the Asgardians have interacted with Eitri and his people.”
It’s more than likely that Thanos attacked Nidavellir when Loki usurped the throne of Asgard from Odin following the events of Thor: The Dark World. That would be the prime to strike as Thor was off gallivanting across the universe and Loki was gorging himself on the pleasures in Asgard.
That explains where and how the true Gauntlet came to be, but how does Odin’s replica fit in? Are they both based off of an original Gauntlet or did Thanos base his off of Odin’s? Let us know what you think in the comments!