The Eternals Solve Final Mystery of the Infinity Stones:
The Eternals will give us a history lesson for the MCU’s ancient times. There have been a few set ups for the arrival of The Eternals, and it all majorly started with Guardians of the Galaxy as things went totally cosmic from that point on. But one could argue that the real set up for The Eternals happened when we got to see the first Infinity Stone in the MCU (in Captain America: The First Avenger). Because The Eternals were created by the Celestials, and we’ve seen that the Celestials also had access to the Infinity Stones.
Back in Guardians of the Galaxy, the Collector showed how Esson the Searcher used the Power Stone to wipe out an entire race of people as he passed his ultimate judgment on them. Another proof of the Celestials having access to the Infinity Stones was Nebula’s statement in Avengers: Endgame. She said that the Soul Stone was on Vormir, which is “the center of Celestial existence.” So, if the Celestials were indeed on Vormir, but later they fell, and it is still thought that those big architects of the Universe had gone extinct. Hence, the Infinity Stones got scattered throughout the Universe. But how did that happen?
If the Celestials once had all the Infinity Stones with them, then how did those stones spread across the Universe? What is the real truth behind the Infinity Stones. So far, all we know is what the Collector told us about them when he said that the stones were forged into concentrated ingots by unknown forces. The walls in the temple of Morag where the Orb was kept hinted at the fact that the Infinity Stones were actually forged by Death, Entropy, Eternity and Infinity. Well, we need to know the truth behind the creation of the Infinity Stones. And we need to know whether the Celestials played a role in scattering the Infinity Stones across the Universe?
After all, we have to find out how did the Elves got their hands on the Aether? How did the Soul Stone remain or end up on Vormir. How did the masters of the Mystic Arts begin to protect the Time Stone. How did the Lorespeaker get his hands on the Scepter containing the Mind Stone? How did Odin get hold of the Tesseract? And, how exactly did the Orb end up in the temple of Morag?
Well, someone did take the Infinity Stones from somewhere, and there’s major evidence that all the Infinity Stones were once on Earth. Since the Celestials experimented upon humans to create the Eternals & the Deviants, it is obvious that they were present on Earth. So, it is possible that it was indeed the Celestials who left the Infinity Stones in different places. Or it could be possible that there were other mystery beings who hid the rest of the Infinity Stones across the Universe once the Celestials got hold of the power stone and the Souls Stone. We’ll have to wait and see how the origin and backstory of the Infinity Stones is covered in The Eternals.
Here’s the official synopsis of The Eternals:
“Marvel Studios’ “The Eternals” features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants. The outstanding ensemble cast includes Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Then. Kit Harington was cast as Dane Whitman. Directed by Chloé Zhao, who helmed the critically acclaimed Sundance film”The Rider,” and produced by Kevin Feige, “The Eternals” opens in U.S. theaters on February 12, 21”