It's been weeks since Avengers: Infinity War made its premiere and fans are still busy looking for Easter Eggs and breaking down scenes from the film.
Making things easier for the fanbase, Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have decided to come up with a timeline showing Thanos' mission for the Infinity Gauntlet.
The writers just recently went on a deep-dive interview with Collider about their most recent Marvel film and during the discussion Markus and McFeely were asked about the moment Thanos managed to get his hands on the Infinity Gauntlet.
"I think the Gauntlet was made when Loki was pretending to be Odin," Markus said. "Presumably, Eitri was running a relatively regular business and people would have gone there and said something. So, it hasn't been that long."
Markus' explanation definitely makes sense. If Thanos' acquisition of the gauntlet had happened earlier, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) might have known about it sooner. However, if the gauntlet was acquired during Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel would have a more streamlined narrative leading to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.
This new revelation by the Infinity War screenwriter also helps straighten out the history of the gauntlet in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The gauntlet seemingly made its first appearance in the very first Thor standalone film. After its 2011 debut, the gauntlet appeared in the Mad Titans hands in the post-credit scene for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
However, it was later revealed that the gauntlet sitting in Odin's vault was actually a fake. The one that Thanos had in Infinity War was actually made by King Eitri of Nidavellir (Peter Dinklage). Now, that explanation makes everything a bit clearer.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently screening in cinemas.