‘Avengers 2’: Infinity Gauntlet And Thanos Shatter Captain America’s Shield? Plot Details Revealed

In Avengers 2, Captain America’s shield manages to be broken into pieces according to photos from San Diego Comic Con 2014. Besides Thor getting ticked off, what could pull off such a mighty feat? Marvel fans have been speculating that the Infinity Gauntlet and Thanos will make an appearance in the movie, but so far know all we know about the Avengers 2 plot details is that this scenario is not the correct one.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, Joss Whedon already told the world that a major character will die in Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron. In fact, when the Avengers 2 trailer leaked the final scene showed Iron Man standing near the dead bodies of his comrades. So we took the time to compile all the movie news in order to logically deduce who is the likely candidate for death.

Captain America’s shield has actually been broken various times in the comics, usually because the writers are attempting to show off the fact that the villains are powerful enough to mess with vibranium. Molecule Man, Doctor Doom, and an Asgardian god called the Serpent all managed to pull it off. Unfortunately for Cap, Thor actually has a longer track record of messing up his shield, since an enraged Thor used the Odinforce twice to beat on Rogers. The first time left a dent and the second incident destroyed the shield and killed Captain America.

The idea that the Infinity Gauntlet will show up in Avengers 2 is not with out merit since the previous movies made mention of Infinity Gems. After all, actor Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos, showed up wearing an Infinity Gauntlet during Marvel’s Hall H panel at Comic Con, which was such a tease for fans. Secondly, a comic series titled “The Infinity Gauntlet” had Thanos breaking Captain America’s shield with his fist due to the power of the Gauntlet. But the act was undone when Thanos’ granddaughter Nebula used the gauntlet’s powers to undo the events of the prior 24 hours.

But that rumor for the Avengers 2 plot details has already been blown apart itself by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige:

“[Thanos is] not a part of ‘Avengers 2; by the way, we’re still making ‘Avengers 2,’ so nothing’s definitive one way or another actually.”

If anything, the movies may portray Thanos as the big player operating in the shadows instead of wading into a fight directly with Captain America:

“[In Guardians of the Galaxy, we wanted Ronan to be the bad guy, we wanted to focus on the creation of the Guardians team itself, so we didn’t want to spend too much time with Thanos, but we wanted to showcase that there’s a guy behind the guy behind the guy. One of my favorite shots in the whole movie [is] just him leaning back smirking, which he does on every cover of every comic book, which is cool. The reason we were comfortable with seeing so much as we do of Thanos in ‘Guardians’ is because we had a great actor who was willing to put the dots on his face and do the performance.”

Marvel also made it clear they view Thanos as more of an “end boss” so it’s possible the Infinity Gauntlet will make an appearance in Avengers 3 or perhaps even another movie further down the road.

How do you think Captain America’s shield should be destroyed in Avengers 2?