Avengers: Infinity War is now showing in the theatres the and fans are going crazy. One could never see the ending of this film coming as it was uncalled for. It left many of us in shock.
People had a lot of questions before they watched the movie. A few did get answered in the film, but most of them are retained for the next movie.
One big question we were asking was the location of the Soul Stone. It is now revealed that the Soul Stone was in Vormir. No one had predicted this, but the way it may be retrieved had been another theory on the internet.
Thanos sent Gamora to find the Soul Stone, and she did, but then lied to Thano. To save Nebula, she revealed the location to Thanos.
The trailers teased the relationship between Thanos and his daughter. This had many theories claiming that the reason why the Soul Stone has not appeared is that it requires a huge sacrifice of the soul of a loved one. This is what had happened in Infinity War, and Thanos and Gamora met Red Skull at Vormir.
He then told Thanos that he had tried to wield a ‘Cosmic Cube’ and got banished to Vormir. He then said that the only way one could have the Stone is to sacrifice a soul.
Gamora then thought that this not possible as Thanos does not love anybody, but it turned out that he sacrificed Gamora as she was the only one he loved. He had thrown her off the cliff.
Thanos had used all other stones except the Mind Stone and the Soul Stone. He did not use the Mind Stone as he had retrieved it by the end of the movie.
It is believed that that the dream sequence which Thanos had with young Gamora was in the Soul World. The Soul Stone was a crucial part of the comic books, and it played a big role in defeating Thanos.
The Soul Stone can affect the Souls of the living and dead. It could manipulate them and can control every soul in the Universe. The Soul Stone is a gateway to a various Universes within the Stone.
In the comics, Adam Warlock uses his bond with the Soul Stone and overrides the other Stones and gets the Gauntlet from Thanos and even restores peace into the Universe. We may not be seeing Adam Warlock in the MCU until Guardians Vol. 3.
Red Skull had mentioned to Thanos that the Soul Stone has Wisdom and holds a special place among the other Infinity Stones. This may be hinting towards the very fact that the Soul Stone has dominion over the Stones.
Now we come to the part where the Avengers and half the population of the Universe were turned to ash but they did not die, but the souls were being transferred into the Soul World. This will ould give the Avengers a chance to have their friends back.
The cast is unprecedented as Marvel has been able to bring so many A-List stars under single roof including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill).
The official movie synopsis is as follows:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.