Infinity War is such a massive undertaking that has taken the world by storm. It has become the fastest movie to reach a Billion Dollars shattering all the records as the movie has reached the magic number in just 8 days. That is huge! It has not even released in China yet and the movie has become so big that it has already ensured reaching $2 Billion easily. This movie is the biggest thriller every fan could imagine and by the looks of it, Avengers 4 will be even bigger.
It is a miracle that the Russo Brothers were able to pull off a movie that was so huge when it comes to the scale, scope and the plot of the film. No one else could have pulled it off. With almost 70 characters of relevance coming into this movie with their own story arcs and so many story aspects from the previous movies converging into one epic conclusion, this movie has to be the biggest of all. It hid so many moments from the trailers and TV spots that shocked and surprised us all.
We knew going into the movie that Thanos is going to be the central antagonist, but he was also the protagonist. This is clearly a Thanos solo movie instead of Avengers ensemble. He is the best supervillain that we have ever seen in any comic book movie not just MCU.
Marvel has produced great villains in the past like Loki, Hela, Eric Killmonger but nobody comes close to Thanos who was terrifying as hell.
He was’nt just the ultimate bad guy but an evil genius who had everything figured out and he was willing to go to any extent to achieve his ends. His mission was to bring balance to the universe where too many creatures are chasing limited resources, hence ending up in poverty and squalor. The only way out is to wipe off half the life from the universe, for the remaining half to enjoy the sunshine and good life.
In order to accomplish his goal, he went searching six Infinity stones scattered across different places in the universe. As Russos said, it is like a heist movie where Thanos and his Black Order moved form place to place and stole Infinity stone leaving a trail of death and destruction.
First, they attacked Xandar and destroyed Nova Corps responsible for guarding the Power Stone aka Orb. He then went to block Thor’s ship where he was carrying remaining Asgardians to Earth as the prophecy of Ragnarok came true. His brother Loki had stolen Tesseract aka Space stone from Asgard just before everything went to hell.
Thanos killed Heimdall followed by Loki through Infinity stone and got another Infinity stone. The next destination was Knowhere where ‘The Collector’ had kept Reality stone in his artifacts museum.
One of the biggest reveals for which the people were waiting to see was about the location of the Soul Stone. In the movie, we saw that the Soul Stone was at Vormir. This was predicted by no one but the way it could be retrieved was another theory going around the net.
As it turned out, Thanos had previously sent Gamora on a mission to fine the Soul Stone and she did, but she lied to Thanos about it. Here, to save Nebula, she had to reveal the location to Thanos, and hence she took him there.
The trailers for Infinity War teased the relationship between Thanos and his favorite daughter. So, this gave rise to a particular theory suggesting the reason why the Soul Stone has not appeared till now, is because it requires a big sacrifice of the soul of a beloved one, a soul for a soul. This is what happened in the movie as Thanos sacrificed his loved daughter Gamora, the only person he loved in this universe to get the Soul Stone.
So after seeing this, the most obvious theory that arose was that Gamora is not really dead, but she is trapped in the Soul Stone inside the Soul World. The Soul Stone has a very special place amongst all the Infinity Stones and it has its own world inside it where the souls of the people are present. We even saw Thanos talk to her in the Soul Stone itself in Infinity War towards the end of the movie.
Now, Director Joe Russo has come out and confirmed this theory straight up. Here’s what he said:
“Yeah it’s implied [that] it’s the Soul Stone. It’s all orange around, then he’s inside the Soul Stone with the amount of power that it took to snap his fingers- he has this out of body experience with Thanos. When he goes inside the Soul stone he has this kind of conversation with the younger version of his Gamora.”
“She in fact is, yes. It was an attempt on our part – because we don’t like two-dimensional roles or three-dimensional villains every villain is a hero in their own story and as insane and psychotic and brutal and violent as Thanos is he’s a more complex villain if you go on a journey with him emotionally. He does care for things and it is complicated for him to execute his plan and it cost him something. He said at the end that it cost him everything and that it was the only thing he loved which was Gamora which is why we put him back with her at the end. I just want to reiterate with the audience that he does feel true emotion even though he is a monster.”
So there you have it. Gamora is in the Soul Stone, which means that she will be returning to the real world in the next movie. It is suspected that all other Avengers who were disintegrated at the end of the movie also in the Soul Stone, so let’s see how everyone is brought back in Avengers 4.
Avengers 4 comes out on May 3, 2019. Currently, Avengers Infinity War is playing successfully at a theater near you. It is directed by Russo brothers who have a brilliant track record of directing big comic-book ensembles such as Captain America: Civil War.
It is produced by Marvel head Kevin Feige with a bunch of executive producers such as Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Michael Grillo. The script is co-written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The cast is an impressive line up of some of the biggest stars working in Hollywood including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision), Peter Dinklage (Eitri), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill).
The official synopsis for the movie is as follows:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.