I am going to list what I got that could indicate an involvement of the IG in Avengers 2 or 3 and how I think it´s linked together. It´s a lot to read so buckle up. After having read this: 1. If you do think this is possible, please share your thoughts and some more leads that you might have found that I didn´t. Perhaps you agree but some pieces are just placed wrong. 2. If you don´t believe that the IG is going to be a part of TA2 or 3 please share why as well! 3. If you didn´t read it all, just share what you think! Acknowledge the Mind Gem maybe? The scepter is wielded by Loki in the Avengers. It definitely had some juice to bring to the party. It could control minds, open rifts, shoot awesomely bluish energy and it also in some way changed the wielders and the victim’s mind and eye color(to blue). It is also connected to the cosmic cube a.k.a. the Tesseract, which now is located at Odin’s crib. http://goo.gl/bQewK The blue so called mind-soul/infinity-gem in the comics with Thanos kindaaaa reminds me of this scepter. Coincidence? Thanos will be back Thanos was introduced during the end of the Avengers movie. The uttering of the words “To challenge them is to court death” makes Thanos smile. His goal is to impress the entity Death (one of the 4 Big Bang survivors). So in the comics his quest to impress her involves finding the infinity gauntlet, which in the movies is conveniently located at Odin’s crib. Thanos should therefore go towards Asgard. Don’t take the quotation serious btw, it is more of an ending line that´s telling us Thanos is going to enjoy visiting us in some other way. I think that Thanos and the IG are going to play an awesome part of what I believe to be an Avengers trilogy. It is also likely that he keeps pulling some strings in the upcoming movie Guardians of the galaxy. I´m convinced that more pieces of the puzzle will be given in the upcoming Marvel movies thus linking them together more clearly. If Thanos is at all interested in the Infinity Gauntlet. 1. The scepter was able to, with the help of the cube, open a rift. This made it possible to instantly travel vast distances in space. If Thanos could do it again with another gem, it would be possible for him to teleport into Odins crib. This is of course if an All/Sky-father is unaware or careless enough to not investigate what the cube is capable of. Since we have seen that Odin possesses knowledge of the gems and the IG it is safe to say that he also knows some about the cube since they seem to be connected. We also know that Odin is connected to the cube from the Cap movie? Odin is wise, no way Thanos sneaks in! 2. The IG in Asgard is hard to get a hold of and Thanos must go in with force, hence probably battle Odin (which only would be like the most awesome battle ever seen! Yes!) Of course Thanos would have to gain the gauntlet and some gems. But it’s way more likely that Odin gets distracted and they never fight, but still awesome. Comic-Con 2010 Thor the movie Marvel official webpage 2011/when Avengers were set in motion: How come only certain gems were removed? Could it be because one of them was going to be stolen and used in the scepter by Loki? Warlock Adam is by the way given the green soul gem, and he is a member of The Guardians of the galaxy. So naturally green and blue shouldn’t be in Odin´s possession, which they aren’t. That doesn´t explain why Odin even has the IG with the reality, power, time and space gem. Well I’m just spitballing here, but perhaps Odin took it from Le Thanos before he could assemble all gems. If Odin had some gems and built the Tesseract perhaps Thanos came for it in the Avengers, Idk it´s tricky. http://goo.gl/C3WFp If you pause at 00.28 seconds, you see Thanos hand. Why did they suddenly film his right hand like that? We do know that IG in the MCU is right-handed and now we know Thanos doesn´t have it thus acknowledging Odin´s likely possession of it. Now that Warlock Adam and his galaxy guardian buddies appear in the MCU he could manage to get a hold of the green gem. Signs from the new Thor trailer that could indicate an involvement of the Infinity Gauntlet Thor trailer: http://goo.gl/amtIW “Some believe that before the universe, there was nothing. They are wrong, there was darkness. And it has survived” My first thought was Galactus the devourer, (who I thought was the only survivor of the Big Bang). Galactus is known for using his Heralds, one dude that gets an item with the ability to channel power cosmic yada yada yada. Galactus doesn´t fit the profile here at all! So I checked and there were actually 3 other survivors. Death, Eternity and a super entity that actually is turned into the infinity gems: http://goo.gl/i90nO Thanks to IMDB http://goo.gl/EVRVw it was confirmed that the movies was going to be about the nine realms since Malekith and Algrim were going to be in the TDW. If we talk Malekith, we could talk Surtur and if we talk Surtur we could easily be dealing with someone like Thanos. If Thanos is pulling the Malekith-strings, could Malekith in the trailer, be referring to Miss D or this Super entity that became the infinity gems? It is obvious that the war occurs both in Asgard as well as in Midgard. This could mean that mighty Thor is away fighting which renders Odin weaker thus making it possible for Mr Thanos to bust in! Steal the Infinity Gauntlet! And most bodaciously get the hell out, only to collect the green gem in Guardians of the galaxy. We don´t know for sure that the gems will be separated but I don’t really think it is possible that all the gems are in Odin´s treasure vault. If they were and Thanos got them, the Avengers couldn´t stand a chance. If Thanos failed to attack Asgard with Malekith, would the Avengers defend Asgard (->the gauntlet) against yet another attack, no! I think that that´s exactly what Marvel realized and therefore officially “released” IG V.2 to the public, making it possible to see that some gems were missing. Skadouch! The scepter/blue gem and Adam Warlock/green gem might be hunted and you can bet your bacon that the Avengers will be there to prevent the Titan from completing his golden glove. Remember that in the comic books the IG appears on different hands with different color combinations. MCU has chosen to have them in their own way. First of all it is a right handed glove. Second of all the red gem is located on the middlefinger knuckle. We know that the picture of the IG from Comic-con 2010 is containing the same IG used in Thor 1 (That´s why it was in comic-con) so don´t get deceived by the bad picture from the Thor movie. It is the same gauntlet. The last pic of the IG from 2011 arrived when Avengers 1 were set in motion, it missed some gems. The gems of the gauntlet are from left to right starting with the thumb: Yellow, Green, Red, Orange and Purple. This means that if Odin still has the gauntlet it´s only going to contain the yellow, red, orange and purple gem. It is possible that the yellow gem (located on the thumb knuckle) isn´t there, it is hard to tell if it´s brightly yellow or just white but it´s shaped as if something was there so. Don´t take this super serious. Remember that I am just a fan trying to puzzle some pieces together. We really know nothing for sure I just you found it interesting in some way!