With all the hue and cry about the Infinity stones, Thanos and The Guardians of the Galaxy, well for one, director James Gunn has reportedly announced that there would be no Infinity Stones that would appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Yes, you heard us right!
“There will be no Infinity Stones in Vol. 2.,” James Gunn confirmed in response to a question about the Stones on Facebook.
Moving on, James Gunn specifically emphasized that the movie was about the “Guardians” of the Galaxy and nothing else. So we definitely would not see any Thanos in the movie. The only reason Thanos appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1, was because Marvel insisted on introducing the big bad guy for future opportunities, this does not mean that it would only have to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy.
While the main crux of the movie would still revolve around the search for Peter Quill’s father, so what’s left to see for us is how Thanos and his Infinity Gems would feature in the Avengers Infinity Wars I & II.
With all the confusion rising with Gunn’s announcement, what we believe is that Thanos would make his initial appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, where Hulk and Thor are seen on an intergalactic trip. The movie is said to introduce Jeff Goldblum who plays the role of the Grandmaster, one of the Elders of the Galaxy.
While the question still remains – where are the stones? And what happened to them?
We did see the Power Stone in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1, the fourth Infinity Stone. The Space Stone is hidden inside the Tesseract, first seen in Captain America: The First Avenger, then again in The Avengers. The Mind Stone inside Loki’s scepter, which was used to bring the Vision to life in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Reality Stone in liquid form called the Aether was seen in Thor: The Dark World. Finally, the Eye of Agamotto, which belongs to Doctor Strange, is said to be the Time Stone. This leaves us with the Soul Stone which is yet to be discovered.
Coming back to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, we would see the introduction of some new characters like Ayesha along with the space pirate faction Michael Rooker’s Yondu Ravagers who will serve as enemies, alongside Peter Quill’s father in Ego the Living Planet played by Kurt Russell, as the team continues its adventures as they navigate the outer reaches of the universe.