Marvel's Kevin Feige reveals a big secret behind the MCU's Infinity Gauntlet

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May 4, 2015, 1:46 PM EDT (Updated)

Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has just revealed something big regarding the Infinity Gauntlet ... so be aware that there are SPOILERS AHEAD! if you havent seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet.


Right. On with it. If you’ve seen Age of Ultron over the weekend, and you’ve stuck around to see the awesome mid-credits scene, then you saw that the Mad Titan Thanos (voiced and mo-capped by Josh Brolin) reached into what looked like a vault to slip his hand into the Infinity Gauntlet.

Some keen-eyed fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have been puzzled by the scene, since the first time we saw the Infinity Gauntlet, it was in director Kenneth Branagh's Thor, where it was safe and sound in Odin’s Treasure Room. So how did Thanos get into Odin’s vault in order to grab the iconic gauntlet? The short answer is that he didn’t.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently chatted with Cinema Blend and made the stunning reveal that there’s actually not one Infinity Gauntlet, but two! "There are two different gloves," Feige said. "That was not Odin’s vault that you see at the end." 

Cinema Blend pointed out that this idea made sense, since most people have two hands: two hands, two cosmic powered gauntlets. So Thanos has his own glove, while the other one is still in Odin’s vault on Thor’s homeworld of Asgard.

In the Marvel comics (and in the MCU), the Infinity Gauntlet was specifically crafted to hold the Infinity Stones (or Infinity Gems, if you like). They include the Power Stone (the orb in Guardians of the Galaxy); the Space Stone (the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger); the Reality Stone (the Aether in Thor: The Dark World); the Mind Stone (the gem in Loki’s staff, used to give birth to the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron); and the still-unseen Time Stone and Soul Stone (this one was held by Adam Warlock in the Marvel comics). When all the stones are put together into the Infinity Gauntlet, the wearer wields godlike power and becomes nearly unstoppable.

It's the Mad Titan’s quest for the Infinity Stones that'll drive the next two Avengers flicks: Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and Avengers: Infinity War – Part II, set to hit theaters in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Will the glove in Odin’s vault also play a part in the movie -- perhaps to defeat Thanos? That'll remain to be seen, but I'm looking forward to it. What do you think?

(via Cinema Blend)