At the end of Thor: Ragnarok, the god of thunder lost his right eye and was given a replacement in Avengers: Infinity War. This is not how Marvel actually planned it, as revealed in The Art of Avengers: Endgame.
Director Taika Waititi gave Thor a refreshing look after transforming him from his shoulder-length hair in the first two Avengers movie to clean-cut in Ragnarok. More than his looks, he was also given a personality overhaul.
Anthony and Joe Russo kept most of it for Thor during Infinity War. They gave him Stormbreaker in lieu of the destroyed Mjolnir and moved forward with his tragic plot. But, Rocket gave Thor a new eyeball. His two-colored eyes became his default look all throughout the movie.
When Marvel released The Art of Avengers: Endgame book, artist Wesley Burt revealed some of his early design concepts for Thor in Endgame. In the book, it shows Thor killed Thanos and went back to New Asgard. In this scene, Thor is still wearing his eyepatch.
“He didn’t have the cyborg eye at this point in the script that he gets in Infinity War, so I was still giving him eye patches or giving him the sunglasses with one dark lens,” Burt explained.
Thor’s eyepatch is reminiscent of his father Odin, showing that he has seemingly followed his old man’s footsteps in order to save Asgard and its people.
After Iron Man sacrificed himself to kill Thanos and Captain America apparently retiring in Endgame, Thor is the only original Avenger who still has a future in the MCU. Hemsworth will be returning as Thor in Love and Thunder.
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