Chris Hemsworth just dropped a detail which could make sense why early ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ promotional material didn’t spoil that he lost an eye at the end of ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘. It appears that the God of Thunder’s eyepatch which was originally a practical effect ended up being CGI by the time they actually got to filming! With this changing so late in the game it would be easy to not see it in use.

This all came out when Hemsworth was originally asked about the eyepatch that screenwriter Eric Pearson had previously stated the actor had found annoying. Hemsworth’s response explains it all:

“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.”

He was later asked if this same eyepatch style ended up being used in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ or if a practical effect had been developed for shooting the film:

“No, it’s a CG one. Just four little dots on my face! Done.”

So it sounds like in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers 4‘ there won’t be any annoyance for the God of Thunder. Who knows, with the Infinity Gauntlet being able to create and destroy galaxies with the snap of a finger we could even see Thor end up with a fully restored eye by the time all is said and done.

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Source: Cinema Blend