What happened to the Infinity Gauntlet after it unleashed an apocalyptic burst of raw, untold energy during the finale of Avengers: Infinity War?
That’s the latest question asked by YouTuber Ryan Walsh (AKA Webhead), who suggests that despite suffering massive amounts of damage at the tail-end of Infinity War, the souped-up Gauntlet will have just enough juice left to resurrect those members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes who fell prey to Thanos’ finger snap.
It’s for this reason that the Soul Stone is said to feature quite prominently in Avengers 4, but before we get too far ahead of ourselves, Webhead zeroes in on the fate of the Infinity Gauntlet, and why the Russo Brothers have broke away from the source material in order to deliver a more realistic adaptation of what’s arguably Marvel’s most famous comic:
“…of course, we all know the Infinity Gauntlet is the most powerful item in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as of right now, but I think it can be destroyed,” he says. “[We have seen it] damage Thanos due to the amount of power emitted, and if we compare it to the comic book version, when Thanos erased half of all life in the universe, we actually didn’t see this damage to the Gauntlet – it looked brand new.”
Webhead goes on to propose that Thanos may return to Nidavellir in order to forge a second Infinity Gauntlet, though we’re more inclined to believe that he’ll hold onto the current, charred weapon, as it’s likely been incorporated into the super-secret plot of Avengers 4 in a pretty substantial way. Further details on the Mad Titan’s next steps remain locked away in the Marvel vaults, but we’ll be bringing you all the latest theories as time wears on.
In news relating to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige recently went on record to celebrate the continued success of the studio’s superhero franchise after 10 long years, along with its crowning achievement, Avengers: Infinity War, which is now at $2 billion and counting.