As you probably know, 4 of the 6 infinity stones have popped up over various Marvel movies since Captain America: The First Avenger. If you’re not quite the super-nerd that the rest of us are, here’s a quick rundown of the 4 gems we’ve seen so far.
- Kicking of the list with the Tesseract. First seen in Captain America (well…the post credits of Thor, really), but probably more renowned for its use in The Avengers, the tesseract is the Space gem hence its ability to create portals to other ends of the universe.
- Avengers also introduced us to Loki’s sceptre, which we now know to be the mind stone thanks to Age of Ultron. Ah yeah, spoilers for that part if you haven’t already seen it….sorry.
- Next up is the Aether A.K.A. the reality gem, probably. Keeping in mind that not all of these have been confirmed by Marvel. To the best of my knowledge only the mind gem has been confirmed, the rest are just implied at this point.
- Rounding out the 4 gems we’ve seen so far is the Power stone A.K.A. that purple one from Guardians of the Galaxy that can destroy entire planets.
The remaining Gems are the Soul gem and the time gem. Que the wild speculation.
The first thing that popped into my head (which I think is actually pretty tangible) is that the soul gem is contained in Stephen Strange’s Eye of Agamotto. The eye of Agamotto is super complicated artefact with a bunch of its powers and aspects of its origins still not well known. However according to Marvel.wikia.com the Eye enables the user with “certain mystical perceptions into another’s soul”. I mean, this is just one of the many uses the Eye has, however it certainly is a connection Marvel could expand on in the 2016 movie.
Adam warlock has the soul gem imbedded into his forehead in the comics and is rumoured to appear in Guardians 2, but having the soul gem in the Eye certainly wouldn’t be the first time movies have altered comics continuity. Also we already have one gem ornamented forehead man (Vision), you can’t have too many bloody “gem-heads” in the universe.
The time gem is a little more of a mystery to me at this point. My two initial bets would be that it will be introduced either in Guardians 2 or in Captain Marvel. But since the power gem was introduced to us via Guardians, I’m leaning more towards the time gem being introduced in Captain Marvel.
From what I gather; Carol Danvers (A.K.A. Captain Marvel) is somewhat of a cosmic character, having run-ins with the Kree and being an aspiring astronaut from her youth. So it wouldn’t be too ridiculous to see an infinity stone arise throughout her adventures.
If you’ve read this far you are probably well aware that when a being brings all 6 gems together in the Infinity Gauntlet, some serious shit is going to go down. If you have a keen eye (or if you’re like me and have the internet tell you these things) you will have noticed a glimpse of the Infinity Gauntlet in 2011’s Thor.
Kevin Feige has stated in an interview recently that the glove seen in Thor is not the one Thanos has at the end of Age of Ultron. This has stirred a bunch of speculation as to the implications of having two infinity Gauntlets, and that they are likely a pair since the one seen in Thor is a right glove whereas Thanos’ glove is renowned as being left-handed. But most likely; the Gauntlet from Thor was probably nothing more than a tease for fans to see what was coming.
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