Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Yeah, I think so. Maybe in bits and pieces, like the Cube was in Phase I: a little glimpse in Thor 1, a central role in CATFA, then its full power shown in TA1. I'd expect a similar route for the Gauntlet --- glimpse in Thor 2, central role in GOTG, full power in TA2.
It will be Thanos in the next movie, but have little to do with the Infinity Gauntlet. They may rewrite the story so that it only includes the Avengers and a few cameos, but I have my doubts. Also in Ultimate Universe, he wanted to acquire the Tesseract in order to reshape the universe as he sees fit. Infinity Gauntlet has no basis for comparison in the current thread of movies.