Is Thanos and Gauntlet Fixed?
Infinity War last saw Thanos suffer monstrous harm while snapping away 50% of all life known to mankind. But will the harm to Thanos’ body and the Infinity Gauntlet be fixed?
In the Avengers: Endgame trailer, Thanos can be seen wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. The gauntlet seems to be in its charred state from damage brought about by the snap. That is, in a scene that apparently proceeds on from Infinity War’s end moments. It sees an exhausted and injured Thanos overlooks dawn on Titan II.
What The Russo Bros. Say:
The Russos were asked amid a Vudu Q&A if Thanos could recoup from the damage just like he did from the hit to the chest by Thor and new weapon Stormbreaker. They replied, “Maybe, yet there is an expense to use the power of the Stones.”
In another Q&A, the directors abstained from answering if the harm would be fixed. However, noticing Thanos’ scars were “clear,” both from the act of playing out the snap and his sad sacrifice of his daughter Gamora on Vormir to win the Soul Stone.
“His daughter is an emotional price. But the physical price is — you’ll see it if you pause your DVD — right before he uses it to go back into the portal away from Thor. He’s still got the ax in his chest, his arm is burnt to a crisp,” Joe Russo said.
“So the physical price is the extreme power that it took to enact his plan. He paid for it physically, and when he sits down on the steps at the end of the movie you can see that it actually carries up into his neck and onto his face.”
As for the ages-old Gauntlet, “[Thanos’] arm is f—ed up and anything attached to his arm is f—ed up,” Russo added.
While not always accurate, an Endgame toy leak demonstrates Thanos suited up in full armour and using an unharmed Gauntlet. This proposes the physical harm is somehow turned around. This is regardless of whether it be through the boundless power of the Infinity Stones or the use of time travel. This is expected to go about as a plot point after spoilery set photos surfaced in late 2017.
In Marvel Comics….
In Marvel Comics legend, the Infinity Gauntlet and everything except one of the Infinity Gems — the Time Gem — were broken. This happened when Captain America was entrusted with using a completely assembled Gauntlet to compel back another Earth that was hazardously infringing on the real world.
The Gems were later resuscitated. And they were again dispersed over the universe after the Multiverse was itself obliterated and hence reestablished.
Afterwards, Adam Warlock — one of the caretakers of the Gems as a part of a group named the Infinity Watch — conceded sentience to the almighty Gems, enabling them to pick their own desires as methods for ending the repeated conflicts over their ownership.
Such an ending could happen in Endgame, as the Stones have filled in as MacGuffins in various MCU passages, including Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange.
Avengers: Endgame opens April 26.