The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s timeline has been a bit of a tough one to follow for less invested fans, and with Avengers: Infinity War now in theaters, another question about the timeline of the shared universe has come to light: When did Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet get made?
In an interview with Collider, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were asked about the timeline of Thanos getting the Gauntlet, and when the device was made. “I think the Gauntlet was made when Loki was pretending to be Odin,” Markus answered. “Presumably, Eitri was running a relatively regular business and people would have gone there and said something. So, it hasn’t been that long.”
In Avengers: Infinity War, it’s revealed that Eitri the Dwarf King, portrayed by Peter Dinklage, fashioned the Infinity Gauntlet for Thanos in hopes he’d spare the lives of the dwarves living on Nidavellir. Instead, Thanos slaughtered all of the dwarves and turned Eitri’s hands to stone after the Gauntlet was completed.
According to Markus’ response, these events happened sometime between the ending of Thor: The Dark World — when Loki first began pretending to be Odin — and the mid-credits scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron when Thanos dons the Gauntlet and vows to retrieve the Infinity Stones himself.
In theaters now, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others.
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