Though Thor emerged victorious on the finish of Thor: Ragnarok like he has in all his earlier Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances, it got here at a value. Not solely was Asgard destroyed by Surtur in spite of everything its residents had been evacuated, however throughout his battle with Hela, the God of Thunder misplaced considered one of his eyes. By the top of the film, he was carrying an eyepatch, making him much more like his late father, Odin. Nevertheless, supposedly once we reunite with Thor in Avengers: Infinity Battle subsequent 12 months, the one signal of this harm shall be a light-weight scar.
As was revealed months forward of time within the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer, Thor Odinson’s trusty hammer, Mjolnir, was destroyed by Hela early into the film. Thor additionally misplaced his cape throughout Ragnarok‘s chaotic occasions, so whereas he might have been holding the magical hammer and carrying the wonderful cape in Self-importance Truthful’s MCU photograph shoot, that does not essentially imply both of them shall be again for Avengers: Infinity Battle. As for Thor’s eye, apparently that scar working down the suitable facet of his face shall be “all that continues to be of the trauma” from his climactic showdown with Hela throughout Asgard’s closing moments.
Thor was additionally featured alongside a few of his fellow MCU heroes in considered one of Self-importance Truthful’s 4 particular Marvel covers. You will have to click on by way of the primary story to really see that there is a scar on the Asgardian’s face, nevertheless it’s nonetheless value seeing him standing alongside Falcon, Iron Man and Black Widow.
After a decade of unprecedented success, @MarvelStudios is at a pivotal second: the looming farewell to a few of its founding superheroes, and the rise of a brand new technology. https://t.co/JoKFAtWZA5 pic.twitter.com/ed9u2kiNQx
Whereas Thor having a scar is not shocking given the circumstances wherein he misplaced his eye throughout Thor: Ragnarok, what’s complicated about this newest replace is that the attention should be useful throughout Avengers: Infinity Battle. Shortly after Thor: Ragnarok‘s launch, the film’s author, Eric Pearson, implied that the God of Thunder’s impaired imaginative and prescient would carry into Infinity Battle. Whereas it is potential that Pearson might have simply been speaking concerning the scar being left over, one other risk is that by the point the battle with Thanos erupts, Thor could have ditched the eyepatch, and CGI shall be used to make his eye regarded cloudy, similar to Nick Fury’s impaired eye regarded in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Nevertheless, if that latter choice proves to be the case, then clearly the scar would not be the one signal of trauma, as his Avengers buddies would immediately discover that his eye would not look the identical. It might even be an odd inventive option to hold Thor’s eye intact, not solely as a result of he’s now extra visually just like Odin, however as a result of sweeping away such an harm would really feel like a step backward with this character’s growth. It is one factor for Tony Stark to cope with the shrapnel in his coronary heart 5 years after he made his cinematic debut, however for Thor to miraculously be healed after lower than a 12 months takes away considered one of Thor: Ragnarok‘s greatest penalties.
You’ll be able to see Thor preventing alongside the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and different heroes when Avengers: Infinity Battle is launched on Might four, 2018.