With the official trailer for Avengers Infinity War set to drop in the next couple of months I figured I’d write about one of the most important aspects of the MCU which is the Infinity Gauntlet. We have been building up to this for several years now and it will soon come to fruition next summer. The Infinity Gauntlet is made up of individual stones that have featured in the MCU from the first Captain America: The First Avenger movie to the latest one in Doctor Strange. With Thanos set to complete the Infinity Gauntlet I would like to provide information on all of the Infinity Stones such as where they are, their purpose and their power. After all Thanos with the completed Infinity Gauntlet could spell the end for the MCU as we know it.
Space stone (Blue)
The Space stone is one you may be the most familiar with (also known as the ‘Tesseract’) which was at the centre of the Avengers Assemble film. Given to Loki by Thanos himself he was tasked to invade earth with this stone that allowed him to teleport anywhere and create wormholes for the Chitauri army to invade earth. Not only has Loki used the Space stone the Red Skull has developed weapons for HYDRA as we saw in the Captain America film. The last time we saw the Space Stone it was being taken back to Asgard along with Loki by Thor at the end of Avengers Assemble.
Mind Stone (Yellow)
Again very similar to the Space Stone the Mind Stone was actually located inside Loki’s sceptre which was further explored in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Mind Stone is what allowed Loki take over people’s minds and make them follow his instructions as we saw with Hawkeye. Later the Mind Stone fell into the hands of HYDRA as we saw at the end of Captain America: Winter Soldier who used it to develop the powers for the likes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. What makes the Mind Stone arguably the most interesting for fans is that it was used to help create Vision which is currently in the centre of his head. For Thanos to obtain the Mind stone surely it would mean that Vision’s life would be lost in the process.
Reality Stone (Red)
The Reality Stone was introduced to us early on in Thor: The Dark World which also goes by the name Aether. Although when we saw the Reality Stone it was in its liquid form it still counts as an Infinity stone. What we do know about the stone is that it had the power if used correctly to destroy Asgard as we saw from the movie. The stone currently sits in The Collector’s museum who will certainly be getting a visit from Thanos sometime soon.
Power Stone (Purple)
The Power Stone featured heavily in the Guardians of the Galaxy film as it was at the centre of its plot. First in the possession of Star Lord who obtained it in the temple was looking to cash in on the foreign object without knowing its full potential. Now with a little bit of knowledge given to us by The Collector we know that this stone has the power to destroy planets such as Xander. It gives the holder of the stone the a level of power they never able to reach before. So it was crucial that Ronin didn’t get his hands on this stone it let alone Thanos as he wanted to destroy Xander which he would have accomplished with ease. By the end of the film now knowing the true power of the stone it was give to the Nova Prime to lock in a vault to make sure it was in safe hands.
Time Stone (Green)
The Time Stone also known as the Eye of Agamotto is the stone we have been most recently introduced to in last year’s Doctor Strange. The Time Stone has been around for centuries and now finally has someone with the right skill and knowledge to use it and its owner is Stephen Strange. This stone allows its owner to control one of the most important aspects of life which is time. As we saw in Doctor Strange the person in control of the stone can manipulate time by stopping it, reversing time and even creating a time loop. The Eye of Agamotto currently is in the possession of Doctor Strange and is sometimes worn around his neck. Given it’s great abilities how important could stone be? Could it be used to bring people back to life? or replay specific events?
Soul Stone (Orange)
The Soul stone is one that may not be too familiar with the average comic book fan mainly because it’s current whereabouts in the MCU is unknown. Kevin Feige recently when questioned if the Soul Stone will be used claimed “Sometime in Phase Three, for sure. There’s a Gauntlet that needs to be filled.” This stone arguably is one of the most powerful ones as stated by its name it gives you control over souls. Not just over the souls of people that are alive but also dead too. To sum it up this stone allows its host to control all types of life in the universe. It would be interesting to see if this stone could be used to bring any characters back to life.
Second Infinity Gauntlet?
Update: After watching Thor: Ragnarok this second gauntlet it proven to be a fake*
Yes, there is a second Infinity Gauntlet that exists if you didn’t know! It appeared in Thor: The Dark World blink and you miss it literally. All that we know about this second Gauntlet is that it was located in Odin’s vault and it’s for the right hand. Could this Infinity Gauntlet eventually be used by one of the Avengers? I could totally see Tony Stark somehow getting his hands on this. It’s highly unlikely that we will see Thanos control two Infinity Gauntlets at the same time that would be over the top. Also if you notice one of the most interesting aspects of this second Infinity Gauntlet is that all the stones are there already.
Let me know what you think about the Infinity Stones down below? Do the Avengers even stand a chance once Thanos in possession of all of the Infinity Stones?
Thanos is set to wreak havoc upon the Avengers when their worlds finally collide in next summer’s blockbuster Avenger’s Infinity War part one. Every Marvel film from the first Avengers to Civil war felt like at the time the biggest film ever but Marvel have outdone themselves again with Infinity War being their biggest film ever. Now if there’s one criticism that I have of Marvel films its they don’t take enough risks. I’m not sure if it has any connection with the Disney deal but Marvel have become quite predictable whereas DC killed Superman I want to see Marvel try the same with one of their beloved characters. I feel that to solidify the threat of Thanos he will have to leave an impact on the Marvel cinematic universe that would be felt forever. If anyone is to die in Avengers Infinity War I believe one of these 5 characters could see their last outing.
Hawkeye is a character where it makes a lot of sense that this could be the last time we see his as an Avenger. When it comes to Hawkeye many feel that that we have gotten the most out of the character as possible and what else is left for him. Will we ever see a solo Hawkeye movie come to screen? in my opinion it’s very unlikely. It looked inevitable that Hawkeye was set to depart the Avengers one way or the other in Age of Ultron. We spent a good amount of the film with Hawkeye and his family as he was considering leaving the team to spend more time with his family. The only reason why Hawkeye seems to still be around the Avengers is because his life was saved by QuickSilver and he owes it to the rest of the team to stick around. If it was not for that heartfelt moment, I think Hawkeye would have hung up his crossbow and arrows to spend time with his family on his farm.
Thor dying would definitely shake up the Marvel Universe and would certainly show Thanos as a genuine threat by taking out the God of Thunder. Now the future of Thor does depend on the events during Thor 3 Ragnarok which will be released this November before infinity war, so we will get a clearer picture then. Thor Ragnarok is crucial for the character’s future as we get answers for questions such as will there be a fourth Thor film or could that be it for him? Another reason why the death of Thor could be a possibility is that his presence was not missed in Civil War to be honest but that may just be a personal view. This does show that there can be Avengers films without Thor. Most importantly when it comes to the topic of Thor dying fans would want to know the impact his death would have on fan favourite Loki We’ll have to wait and see.
The death of Captain America would certainly draw a few tears in the theatres around the world especially from me if it were to happened. Chris Evans cannot play the role of Captain America forever and it’s unknown about his contract situation with Marvel or how long he even wants to continue playing this role for. Some may ask “well what about Iron man, why can’t he die?” I too was asking the same about Iron-Man’s future in this franchise yet seeing Iron man’s role in Spider-man homecoming shows that his character still has a crucial role to play upcoming Marvel films. One storyline from the comic books is that Captain America’s partner The Falcon eventually becomes the Captain of America. Marvel to their credit has done a great job at pushing diversity for their star roles so maybe Captain America will be in Infinity war two, just not the Chris Evan’s version.
The death of Vision is a no brainer and should be featured on any similar list. Vision’s death seems most likely for the simple fact that he is made of an infinity stone. To complete the infinity gauntlet all the gems are required, this means Thanos would certainly need to take the infinity gem from Vision which would indeed kill him. If not kill him then could vision could potentially become a threat to the Avengers as he could be controlled by Thanos through his Infinity Gem. Given that this death does seem so obvious amongst comic book fans it could be possible that the writer’s find a way around it and throw us a swerve leaving him to survive you never know.
Yes EVERYONE just imagine that, leaving the theatres with the whole avengers gone and not knowing what will happen for part two. Ok I understand that this is most unlikely theory to occur of all my predictions and would be a huge risk for the film writers to take. My personal take would be that what if most of the avengers die (like we saw in Tony Stark’s vision in Age of Ultron) and its up to the likes of Doctor Strange arguably the most crucial member to save the universe as he did in his standalone film by turning back time.