Marvel Studios Prop Expert Russell Bobbitt Reveals The Secret Origin Of The Infinity Gauntlet (Exclusive)

When Thanos (Josh Brolin) wiped out half of the life in the universe with the touch of a finger in… Avengers: Infinity WarMad Titan used the infinite gauntlet forged by Dwarven, the blacksmith Eitri (Peter Dinklage). Behind the scenes, the gauntlet was the work of Marvel Studios real estate master Russell Bobbitt, commissioned by producer Kevin Feige to create an Easter egg in 2011. ox. The gauntlet that appeared in Odin’s vault (Anthony Hopkins) ox It was later revealed to be a fake by Hela (Cate Blanchett) in Motorcycle rentalJust for the original gauntlet MacGuffin to return infinity war And Avengers: Endgame.

We do ox And Kevin Feige came up to me and said, ‘Hey man, can you make us up for the challenge? It’s got to be metal, do it copper, put some stones in it, and it’ll be in the background.’ comic books Phase Zero Podcast. “And I was in the thick of it, right? I’m designing the Hammer of Thor for the first time and trying to figure out what Asgard meant. And so I was like, Absolutely, Kevin, Absolutely. How much time am I going to have? A few weeks? Well, sure, we’ll do that. And so we did. Hit it, and we did it, and we did our first glove.”

Bobbitt, who served as a property master in Iron Man And iron man 2 before ox , He added that he “never knew The Glove would have his own movie” in infinity war And game over.

“I learned that day that anything they ask me to do can be a character in a movie, it can be a huge prop, whatever it is, it will come back in the end, doubly important. And so, whatever I do, I treat it like it’s the biggest thing,” Bobbitt said. in the world.” “And sometimes, they look at me and say, ‘Why are you spending so much money on a stanchion?’ And my answer could be, ‘Okay, because that’s what it should be. It should be, because that strut can be.’ She has her own movie called [Avengers: Endgame]. ”

The gauntlet was shown briefly in ox It was a reference to familiar fans infiniti gauntletthe comic book that would inspire the two Avengers In the years 2018 and 2019 2017 interviewFeige . said infinity war He was “barely a glint” in the eyes of Marvel Studios in the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)

Bobbitt recalls, “Kevin didn’t tell me that day that this movie was going to happen five years from then and it would be the biggest movie ever. He didn’t tell me that. He just said, ‘Make a glove.'” My 20 year career with Marvel and 20 years before that on a bunch of other really cool projects, and I think that’s why I’m here. [at Marvel Studios]. ”

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