Avengers: Infinity War is out for home release now and you can finally have the movie for yourselves. It was the major climax event that everyone had been waiting for the last six years ever since The Avengers gave us the first look at the Mad Titan Thanos. He came in and really established why he is the biggest and the baddest villain in the entire MCU. Every Avenger stood up to him and he took down each one of them.
Thanos came in and left a trail of death right from the beginning, taking down Heimdall, Loki, Gamora, Vision and then disintegrating half the population of the entire Universe through the big Finger snap which led to the death of Bucky, T’Challa, Groot, Sam, Wanda, Peter Quill, Mantis, Drax, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne, and Hope Van Dyne.
Well, Thor was just about to take Thanos down and he would have if the new Axe Hammer, Stormbreaker that he recently got would have struck Thanos in the head instead of his heart. That little moment allowed Thanos to do what he had always wanted to, and then escape using the Gauntlet. Thor’s new Axe as we saw had the power to summon the Bifrost which helped him to be transported wherever he wanted to.
In the first Thor movie, we saw that the Bifrost was actually broken which did not allow Thor to move through realms as frequently as he did earlier. But right in the next movie, we see him enter Earth when Loki resurfaced. He landed on Shield’s jet which had Natasha, Cap and Iron Man who were taking Loki in for Interrogation. Thor, as we all know, had come for Loki but how exactly did he land on the right from Asgard if the Bifrost was destroyed?
This created a giant unsolved Plot Hole, until now as the answer to this question has been given to us by Avengers: Infinity War. Right in the beginning of the movie after the epic brawl between Hulk and Thanos, Heimdall uses the dark magic in order to send Hulk to New York on Earth, and that leads to his tragic demise. In the first Avengers movie as well, right when Thor lands on the jet, Loki gives a one-liner which was not well explained back then but totally is now. He said:
“How much dark energy did the All-Father have to muster to conjure you here?”
And we saw the exact same thing happen live in Infinity War, right in front of our eyes. Now, this has also been confirmed by the Infinity War co-writer, Christopher Markus who revealed this on the commentary track attached to Avengers: Infinity War’s digital download as he said:
“I will say that we just a call back to had once seemed like a bit of a pace job. In Avengers 1 where Thor comes back saying that ‘Odin used all his dark magic to get me home,’ and people say, ‘That was just a cheat because you broke the Bifrost.’ You just saw where the dark magic came from: straight out of Heimdall.”
This is the perfect example of how Marvel does not leave any stone unturned as they are constantly planning and setting up things to be revealed in the future in one way or another. Even though Thor has lost everything and everyone, he does not actually need the power of Heimdall or Odin or even the magic of Asgard to help him be transported from one place to another as his Axe Hammer Stormbreaker can summon the Bifrost itself.
We will now see Thor in Avengers 4 which will come out next year on May 3 (probably April 26 if Marvel changes the release date like they did with Infinity War). Here’s the official Synopsis of the movie:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”