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The MCU: The Infinite Six

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The digital version of Avengers: Age of Ultron has been unleashed on the world. While we were all floored at the amazing and underrated work of Joss Whedon in this film, there was an extra featurette that revealed more of what’s to come. Entitled, The Infinite Six, this extra gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Infinity Stones as they have been converted from the comic books Infinity Gems to the big screen. Here’s the breakdown in the order they appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU):

  • The Space Stone (known in the MCU as The Tesseract) – first appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger and then later in The Avengers. Where is it now? Last we saw it at the end of Whedon’s first MCU film, both Thor and Loki were using it to transport back to Asgard. It was mentioned that it would be stored in Odin’s Treasure Room.
  • The Reality Stone (known in the MCU as The Aether) – appearing in Thor: Dark World as the weapon that Malekith wanted to use to destroy the universe. Where is it now? Lady Sif and Volstagg were delivering The Aether to The Collector…as it would be too dangerous to keep two Infinity Stones together in Asgard.
  • The Power Stone (known in the MCU as what’s inside The Orb) – appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy as the artifact Thanos dispatched Ronan The Accuser to retrieve. Where is it now? Star-Lord and the gang gave it to Nova Prime and it is now being stored in the Nova Vault.
  • The Mind Stone (known in the MCU to be inside Loki’s Scepter) – appearing The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. It is used by Tony Stark to create Ultron and then later Vision. Where is it now? It’s affixed to the Vision’s head.

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What’s Left? Theories?

  • The Soul Stone – Could we possibly see this at the centerpiece of next year’s MCU film – Doctor Strange? Based on the concept artwork we saw at D23, it’s possible that the Mystic Realm could be the resting place of the Soul Stone.
  • The Time Stone – When Ant-Man shrinks down further below the electron state of matter into an infinite dimension, could the Time Stone somehow be resting in the same dimension that Janet van Dyne’s (Wasp) is currently residing?

The MCU, to its credit, has had an overarching storyline where Thanos has been slowly piecing together the pieces of The Infinity Stones. He’s the “grand puppetmaster” as Joss Whedon calls him. The Infinity Wars films are no doubt going to be the epic coup de gras of the Kevin Feige Experiment…where we see all stones connected to the Infinity Gauntlet. This may either be super-crazy epic…or not…depending on whether Thanos’ power translates well on the big screen. Moreover, it’s going to be a logistical nightmare for the Russo bros visually. The two films are being planned for May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 respectively.

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