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The mystery behind Thor’s missing eye

There's been a lot of confusion about Thor's eye patch in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But luckily, we have Chris Hemsworthhere to set the record straight.


After losing an eye in battle with Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, the character appeared to be wearing an eye patch in the final scene of the Avengers: Infinity Wartrailer. But that same exact shot was featured in the preview played at Disney's D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con, where Thor has both eyes intact.

Not to mention all of the merchandise that has shown Thor sans eyepatch, looking less like Odin than he does in the continuity.

But Hemsworth discussed the nature of the eye patch to CinemaBlend, revealing how awful it was to film with and the decision to make it a CG effect in the post-production process.

"It was... yeah, I remembered being... with the eye patch, the story unrolling, 'Yeah, cool, this is interesting.' And then the day that we put the eye patch on I was like, 'This is ridiculous,'" Hemsworth said. "The thing kept falling off, and we didn't have the thing [gestures an eyepatch strap]. So it became a CG eye patch, which I was stoked about... But I'm happy with that trade [for the wig]. It has its downsides. But the upside is that it's an hour less in hair and makeup without the wig on."

Of course, the eye patch looks very cool on Odin in the Thor franchise, but he's hardly doing the stunts and movements that his on-screen son is doing. It's just interesting that they didn't have the right adhesive, or maybe decide to CG out the straps.