Ever since the release of Avengers: Infinity War, people have been speculating about things throughout the movie. A lot of people watched all 18 films that led to Infinity War before seeing the new film. Some watched in the order of the theatrical release, some watched in chronological order. The continuity of the MCU saga has been questioned by some. They say that there are things that have happened in the previous movies that didn’t correlate with Infinity War. One of those things in particular is the post-credit scene in Age of Ultron.
Spoilers for Infinity War ahead, proceed with caution!
We all remember the infamous “Fine, I’ll do it myself!” line from Thanos in the post-credit scene of Age of Ultron. We were all wondering about what that scene meant and what place it had in the MCU. If you have seen Infinity War then you know at one point in the film we travel to Nidavellir, the planet of the dwarves that created Thor’s hammer. The planet is in desolate condition as Thanos has already arrived and destroyed most of the planet. The only dwarf left is the king Eitri, who with the help of Thor creates the Stormbreaker.
When the Russo Brothers were asked about what happened on Nidavellir and Thanos by comicbook.com, Joe responded:
“I think that it would be connected to Eitri. I think that clearly he is the one who forged the gauntlet and Thanos had the gauntlet at that point in time. It’s been a while since any of the Asgardians have interacted with Eitri and his people.”
The simple explanation is, after basically having Loki try to rule Earth and hoping Ultron would be the end of the Avengers. Thanos finally decided to take matters into his own hands. As the Avengers were the only thing in his way of accomplishing his goal of balancing the universe. The post-credit scene is Thanos grabbing the Gauntlet after Eitri completes the process of creating it. If you really look at the background it looks like he could be on Nidavellir and like they just finished creating the Gauntlet. The scenery looks similar to Thor’s scene in Nidavellir after they create the Stormbreaker. It’s a lot to take in, but in greater context it makes sense. The only question is did he destroy Xandar first and take the power stone or did he get the Gauntlet made first? Both happened off screen but both are equally important to the story that is Infinity War.
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Source: Heroic Hollywood
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As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.