There's been a lot of questions about Thor's eyepatch in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially since Marvel went to such great lengths to hide it in trailers that were released before Thor: Ragnarok. But now Chris Hemsworth finally explains what the deal is.
The Asguardian lost his eye during the final battle with Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, and even appears to be wearing an eyepatch in the final scene of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. But that same exact shot was shown in the preview played at Disney's D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con, where Thor has both eyes intact. And on top of that, all Marvel's merchandise features the god of thunder with both eyes intact.
But during an interview with CinemaBlend, Hemsworth reveals how awful it was to film with the patch and the decision to make it a CG effect in the post-production process.
"It was... yeah, I remembered being... with the eyepatch, the story unrolling, 'Yeah, cool, this is interesting.' And then the day that we put the eyepatch on I was like, 'This is ridiculous.' The thing kept falling off, and we didn't have the thing [gestures an eyepatch strap]. So it became a CG eyepatch, 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."
It doesn't appear that Thor will magically get his lost eye back, so that patch is likely to stay. As for his long golden locks? Those may stay at the feet of the chainsaw-handed barber Stan Lee on Sakaar.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4.