Avengers Infinity War trailer was released about a month ago and it has taken the internet by storm. Fans could not have enough of it already. It broke the all-time record for a maximum number of viewings by the audience on youtube in the first 24 hours of its release on the internet. It just spread like a wildfire going out of control.
The pundits believe that Avengers Infinity War could be the one which will break Avatar’s record of highest box-office collections ($ 2.7 bn) when all is said and done. The audience response has been tremendous as if everyone was just waiting for it to drop.
Till now we have only seen Mad Titan Thanos in post-credits of Marvel movies in phase 2 & 3 but this time he would take matters in his own hands and destroy Earth’s mightiest heroes as he comes to Earth in search of his precious infinity stones. There are five Infinity gems that have already been discovered and one is yet to be located, it is speculated to be hidden in Wakanda (Kingdom of Black Panther).
Here’s what ‘The Collector’ has to say about the Infinity Gems.
“Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots… Infinity Stones.”
He needs all six Infinity gems to assemble an all-powerful Infinity gauntlet that will make him the most powerful cosmic being in the realm. He wants to be the ultimate ruler at the end of the day. In the trailer, we saw Thanos already got hold of two Infinity stones – Space stone aka Tesseract and Power Stone aka Orb. The Space stone was first used in “The Avengers” when Loki invaded Earth with Chitauri army; it allows the user to warp himself, open portals for interstellar teleportation. Well, Loki stole it from Asgard in Ragnarok and gladly gave it to Thanos.
The Power stone was first seen in Guardians of the Galaxy and Starlord decided to keep it under the protection of Nova Corps, it seems that Thanos invaded the facility and retrieved the Orb, it allows the user to have god-like abilities.
The action, the CGI, Iron Man getting his ass handed to him, Cap leading the Secret Avengers and the freaking Hulk made the trailer a thing to behold. But the trailer did not just conquer hearts and minds. The Avengers: Infinity War trailer left the fans with a lot more questions than answers.
For example, what happens to Vision. The Soul Stone is embedded on his forehead. Taking it out would mean certain death for the Superhero. The trailer showed the Vision being pinned down as a mysterious figure uses a staff to pick the stone out of his body.
Another question that looms large is what happens to the Asgardians after Thor: Ragnarok. Does Loki betray his own people or does he end up dying to save the last of his kin from certain death? Spiderman’s Iron Spider suit and Tony is crying while holding someone in his arms. They also help raise several questions.
While no one could actually give a definitive answer to all these doubts that has gripped the comic book community, it is by virtue of one good Samaritan fellow that we now know the answer to at least one of the questions.
Remember the Space Ring in the middle of Manhattan? The large upright rotating thing that Thanos is suspected of using as either a World breaker engine to hold the entire world at ransom or some kind of space reentry vehicle that Thanos uses to land on Earth which also doubles as a troop carrier for his Black Order forces. Some fans also claim that the Space Ring is just one form of a giant Infinity Stone Magnet/ Tracker.
Thanos, after landing on Earth, would have to scourge the entire earth to search for the Infinity Stones. To make things easier, he would employ a machine that could track the stones for him and give him their precise locations. Thanos is a super genius after all. It’s about time for him to put his scientific and engineering skills to good use.
Whatever the case may be, the Space Ring would be one major part of the Infinity War. A lot of the story would take place near it as further events unfold. The Ring is intriguing and mysterious, to say the least. But it is the location of the Ring in New York City that has somehow eluded the fans until now.
Where is the Ring located? We know that it is in New York City but where exactly? A fan has found the answer to it.
Imgur user jester651 shares us the answer to the question of the floating Space Ring’s location. He claims it was only possible because of the Spiderman-Thanos shots in the trailer that he was able to pinpoint its location.
Peter’s school bus crosses the Queensboro Bridge from Manhattan to Queens in the trailer. He sees the Ring above Greenwich Village as he turns back. Another close-up shot gives us a precise location of the Ring over Greenwich Village – the intersection of West 4th and West 10th Street.
jester641 points out that this means quite a few interesting things could be deduced from the location of the ring:
1. Tony Stark isn’t actually looking at the Ring. He is looking at the opposite direction of the Ring as he takes off his glasses. This theory is seconded by the location of the Sanctum Sanctorum, 177A Bleecker Street, where Tony, Bruce, Strange, and Wong appear to be in the trailer.
2. When you add in the data thus obtained from the Sanctum Sanctorum’s location, one more thing comes to light. The Civilians running in fear in the trailer are not actually running away from the Ring but towards it.
3. The Civilians running towards the giant Floating Ring from Outer Space means only one thing – Something far more dangerous has been lurking nearby. Something that is scary enough to make thousands of Civilians chose an unknown object from outer space to run towards.
It is still pure speculation though. Speculation based on pure hard data yet we still can’t be dead sure that this is what happens in the movie.
Marvel Studios released an official synopsis of the movie:
“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.
The Russo brothers Anthony and Joe Russo are directing the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely have written the screenplay.
Avengers Infinity War will be released on May 4th, 2018. It’s just less than four months left and everything that has happened till now in MCU will begin to wind up as ‘The Avengers’ and Guardians face their biggest threat.