True Believers that have already seen ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ know that Joss Whedon wasn’t lying when he said that there is no post-credits scene. There was still a mid-credits stinger though and it was a doozy. However, it may have left a few people that paid close attention to Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Thor’ a bit confused.
WARNING: This will spoil the mid-credits scene for you if you haven’t seen the movie yet. Come back later to learn these juicy secrets because they are definitely SPOILERS.
In the ‘Age of Ultron’ mid-credits scene, we see Josh Brolin’s Thanos reaching into a vault to pull out the Infinity Gauntlet, the mythical weapon that harnesses the powers of the Infinity Stones. But how did the Mad Titan come into possession of the glove if it has been residing in Odin’s Treasure Room in Asgard? If you don’t remember seeing it there back in Phase One, here’s a refresher:
So did Thanos break into the palace and steal the Infinity Gauntlet after ‘Thor’? Did Loki give it to the villainous tyrant in exchange for his scepter at some point before ‘The Avengers’? Well, it turns out that the answer is a lot simpler than that. While speaking to Cinemablend about the latest Marvel Studios film, Kevin Feige proclaimed that continuity is still intact:
“There are two different gloves. That was not Odin’s vault that you see at the end.”
This actually makes perfect sense. When creating armor, one doesn’t only make one glove, right? But what does the existence of two Infinity Gauntlets do for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? We still haven’t seen two of the six Infinity Stones yet, so imagine the ramifications when that second glove comes into play and the race to collect the stones is on. Chances are that everything will come to a head in ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1’, but there’s a lot of Phase Three to go through before we get to that point.
What do you think about the mid-credits scene of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’? How do you think the existence of two Infinity Gauntlets will affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.