Was The 'Avengers: Infinity War' Poster Secretly Hiding A 'Thor: Ragnarok' Spoiler?
Thor: Ragnarok hit theaters earlier this month, giving fans a look at one of the most-anticipated [...]
Thor: Ragnarok hit theaters earlier this month, giving fans a look at one of the most-anticipated films of Marvel's Phase 3. But it looks like one of the film's biggest spoilers could have been hiding in plain sight for months, on the teaser poster for Avengers: Infinity War.
Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok below!
As those who have seen Ragnarok know, the film's third act sees Thor (Chris Hemsworth) losing his right eye in the battle for Asgard. To the surprise of some Marvel fans, this cosmetic choice appears to stick through the film's end, with Thor adopting an Odin-like eye patch as he leads Asgard towards its new home.
This made things a little confusing, seeing as the early teaser for Infinity War didn't seem to show Thor with an eye patch. So what does the teaser poster for Infinity War show?
Well, it actually conveniently hides the fate of Thor's right eye. The poster shows the film's myriad of heroes in various degrees of profile, looking off to the cosmos in preparation for the fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin). In Thor's case, he's posed with his nose entirely covering his right eye.
There isn't a lot to glean from this revelation, other than that Marvel enacted some pretty sly marketing. While one could argue that the teaser trailer - which was only shown to audiences at D23 and San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year - was deliberately trying not to spoil Ragnarok's final battle, something the official Infinity War trailer won't have to worry about.
But making Thor's eye a sort of Schrodinger's cat on the poster, months before the thought would even cross most Marvel fans, is pretty fascinating.
Thankfully, fans already know the fate of Thor's eye in Infinity War. During an interview earlier this month, Hemsworth confirmed that the eye patch would be seen in the team-up film.
"That kind of just evolved just throughout the script process, to just keep stripping that character down," Ragnarok director Taika Waititi echoed. "Having him lose the hammer and all those things and to kind of create a broken version of the character. At the end, he sort of becomes a refugee."
Avengers: Infinity War will debut on May 4th, 2018.