Quick Marvel pop quiz! Off the top of your head, can you place each of the Infinity Stones within the Cinematic Universe right at This particular point? Perhaps we should back This particular up as well as start with the basics: Can you even explain what the Infinity Stones are?
Here’s how the Collector (played by Benicio del Toro, in all his white-eyebrowed glory) summarized them in Guardians of the Galaxy: “Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence as well as the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots.”
So, of which’s…vague, yet all you need to know will be there are six in total as well as they have been popping up as MacGuffins inside MCU since before the Avengers first assembled. When Thanos (Josh Brolin) threw on of which gold glove inside mid-credits sequence of Age of Ultron as well as growled, “Fine, I’ll do the item myself,” he was setting off a string of events of which will culminate in Avengers: Infinity Wars. Until then, peruse This particular thorough field guide to the Infinity Stones.
The Space Stone might be the most passed-around Infinity Stone inside entire MCU. Better known as the Tesseract, This particular stone first appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger, when Hugo Weaving’s nefarious Red Skull used the item to create weapons for the Nazis. S.H.I.E.L.D. mistakenly used the item to open a portal in space of which allowed Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to come to Earth, before Thor returned the stone to Asgard at the end of The Avengers. of which’s where the item remained until Thor: Ragnarok, when Loki locked the item in Odin’s treasure room. Loki will be then seen inside Infinity War trailer offering the Tesseract to…someone, so the item’s safe to assume he stole the item as well as will be currently in possession of the Space Stone.
The Mind Stone also factored into the aforementioned Tesseract-allowing-Loki-to-try-to-take-over-Earth incident, as Loki’s scepter contained This particular stone within the item. the item was a gift coming from Thanos of which Loki used to mind-control Hawkeye in Avengers. Ahead of Age of Ultron, HYDRA came into possession of the scepter as well as used the item to give Scarlet Witch as well as Quicksilver their powers, before Ultron ultimately used the item to create Vision (Paul Bettany). of which’s where the item currently resides, embedded in Vision’s forehead as well as granting him a whole bunch of powers. Last we saw of Vision in Captain America: Civil War, he harnessed the Mind Stone to fire a laser beam of which inadvertently shot War Machine out of the sky.
Remember of which evil-looking red syrup of which Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) stumbled upon in a random warehouse in Thor: The Dark World? as well as then she decided to just touch the item? as well as the item possessed her? Infinity Stone! The Aether will be a weaponized type of the Reality Stone, used to…uh, cover every realm in darkness? of which’s what the Dark Elves wanted to use the item for, at least. Anyway, inside end, the Asgardians shipped the Aether off to the Collector to house in his museum, which was subsequently destroyed by the Power Stone. Basically, wherever the Collector will be, the Reality Stone likely will be too.
Whereas everything about the Reality Stone will be fairly nebulous, the Power Stone will be all there inside title: the item “gives the owner access to all power as well as energy of which ever has or will exist,” as exhibited inside Collector’s Intro to Infinity Stones 101 lecture, when the item will be used to annihilate entire planets. In Guardians, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) inadvertently came into possession of the Power Stone within the Orb. After using the item to destroy Ronan the Accuser, the legendary outlaw called Star-Lord bequeathed the item to Irani Rael (Glenn Close), who locked the item away on Xandar under the protection of the Nova Corps.
Throughout Doctor Strange, the future Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch) uses the Eye of Agamotto to manipulate the space-time continuum, speeding time up as well as slowing the item down, turning time back as well as creating loops. Fans had been speculating of which the green glow might belong to none different than the aptly named Time Stone, which Wong confirmed inside final moments of the film, offhandedly warning Strange of which he wouldn’t want to walk around wearing an Infinity Stone. Strange heeded the advice at the time as well as safeguarded the Eye as well as the Time Stone within Kamar-Taj, yet when he popped up again in Thor: Ragnarok, the Time Stone was Yet again around his neck.
of which leaves one Infinity Stone whose location will be TBD. inside comic books, the Soul Stone can be used to manipulate both the living as well as the dead as well as will be capable of stealing as well as storing souls. the item’s primarily been wielded by Adam Warlock, a character teased in one end credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, yet who has yet to be formally introduced into the MCU.
The final installment before Infinity War, Black Panther, will be out at This particular point as well as contains no mention of the Soul Stone — which doesn’t necessarily mean the stone isn’t in Wakanda. The Soul Stone was the final stone Thanos collected inside comics, as well as we know there will be at least one major Infinity War set piece set in Wakanda. Might Cap, Black Widow as well as The Hulk pay a visit to Wakanda to help Black Panther protect the Soul Stone? (the item makes a lot of sense of which the item could be housed in Necropolis, the Wakandan City of the Dead.) We will find out when Avengers: Infinity War arrives on May 4. Finders keepers! Losers get their souls snatched!