The Gauntlet Prop From 'Infinity War' Is More Terrifying IRL

It's not the prettiest prop from a Marvel movie. 

Thanos wearing the infinity gauntlet with all of the infinity stones in it

There has been a slew of Infinity Gauntlet reproductions out in the world ever since the release of Avengers: Infinity War. Like in the movie, there is one true gauntlet, and its look oozes the power to kill half of humanity with just a snap.

Slashfilm uploaded a video last week about Digital Domain, a visual effects and digital production company that was co-founded by director James Cameron in 1993. The company worked on multiple movies including Deadpool, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and most recently, Infinity War. The video focuses on how it, along with Weta Workshop based in New Zealand, created Thanos for the film, but it’s the appearance of the real Infinity Gauntlet that’s a true sight to see.

Appearing toward the end of the video, the gauntlet is a prop with its own weight, which helped with Josh Brolin’s performance as Thanos in the movie. It also was a reference point for the team that allowed them to judge how lighting and other effects would look in the final version.

The Real Infinity Gauntlet


The Infinity Gauntlet prop is itself ominous. In the comics, the gauntlet is typically depicted as a shiny, golden glove that’s almost majestic when it has all six gems attached to it. The movie version, however, is darker and almost dingy looking, with edges that make it look more threatening and dangerous.

For those interested in seeing how Brolin looked when acting as Thanos and how the cast played off him, the video from Slashfilm will provide some insight. There’s also a quick clip seen in the background of what appears to be a digital version of Gamora and Red Skull dancing right after the three-minute mark.

Avengers 4 is less than a year away. As Marvel has yet to give any hints of what’s in store for “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” in the next film, fans created their own theories of what will happen in the next film, and why the “plot holes” can be explained.

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