There is obviously a spoiler ahead.
A new theory has offered the reason why God of Thunder “Thor” opted not to wear the infamous “Infinity Gauntlet.” Such was the creation of Marvel that fans are still making theories about “Avengers: Endgame” almost two years after its well-fabled release in 2019. And one of the theories that they have been making is regarding Joe and Anthony Russo’s decision not to let God of Thunder “Thor” lift the Infinity gauntlet.
If you have watched the film, you would know that it was Tony Stark who ultimately wielded the Infinity gauntlet and put Thanos down to save the world.
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated Phase 4 plans for Marvel Cinematic Universe are now under motion with the release of “WandaVision” on Disney+ on January the 15th. It was expected that Black Widow would be the one to break the ice; however, the pandemic and the lockdown did not let it happen. Nevertheless, it has led some fans to head over to the old films and watch some scenes again and again.
Some fans have watched a scene in the film “Avengers: Endgame,” which has made them question something. You do remember that there was debate among the Avengers in the film about who should be the one to wear the Infinity gauntlet. Right? The scene happened in the aftermath of Avengers’ great attempt to collect infinity stones from other timelines, which ultimately led to the tragic death of Black Widow.
Then, a debate happened between all the members of the Avengers about who should be the one to put his or her life on the line to wield the gauntlet in order to reverse the calamity. Thor, of course, was one of the Avengers who thought he should be the one to wield the gauntlet.
However, he didn’t, and now fans are wondering why.
A theory from one of the fans of the film has offered a reason for this. The theory suggests that the reason Thor did not lift the gauntlet is that he felt enormous guilt over the fact that he was unable to kill Thanos and could not save the realms he was sworn to protect.
In the film, it was Hulk (aka Bruce Banner) who ultimately stepped up to wield the gauntlet. He gave the reason for that since Thanos almost died after the snap, he should be the one to wield it because he is a very difficult man to kill.
The Hulk wielded it because he thought he was made for exactly this job.
Another fan named J.E. Taylor has said on Quora that due to Thor’s unfit nature of body and mind, he wouldn’t have been able to handle the power of it. There is no doubt that Thor, at the peak of his powers, could very well lift the gauntlet without any noticeable damage.
Another fan has suggested that even if Thor is on the verge of dying, all he needs to do is wield his hammer (be it Mjolnir or Stormbreaker) to feel normal again. A similar case was seen in the film “Avengers: Infinity War” when he forged his Stormbreaker sword at the star in Nidavellir.
The next time we will see Thor will be the mega-budgeted 2022 tentpole “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which will be released in the year 2022.