AVENGERS Infinity War has kicked off a whole host of fan theories working out what will happen in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actions of Thanos have massive ramifications for the future of the MCU, but could there be a seventh stone? What is the Seventh Infinity Stone? Major plot spoilers below
Avengers: Infinity war
10 years of Marvel movies have led up to the release of Avenger Infinity War, one of the biggest, most expensive and most ambitious movies ever made.
The movie cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make but has raked in more than double its budget in less than a week thanks to its cliffhanger ending.
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must take on their deadliest threat yet, as they struggle to stop the mad titan Thanos from collecting six infinity stones and destroy half the universe.
But is there a Seventh Infinity Stone? Could this secret stone help turn the tide and save the universe? Check next..
What are the six Infinity Stones?
Avengers Infinity War follows the comic book series, Infinity Gauntlet when it comes to inspiration for its lot, but only slightly.
In the comic series, Thanos seeks to collect six ancient and powerful infinity stones that will grant him unlimited power.
His goal is to wipe out half the universe, pleasing Lady Death, in the hope of winning her favour.
The film follows this comic book series only loosely, with Thanos hunting for the stones in order to wipe half the universe from existence to save the population and preserve resources.
The power of the six stones remains largely the same in both versions.
The soul stone allows users to steal, control, manipulate, and alter souls, living or dead, and is the gateway to an idyllic pocket universe that is much like Heaven. It also has the ability to steal the powers and abilities of others.
The time stone allows the user total control over the past, present and future. It grants its user the ability to see into the past and the future; the ability to stop, slow down, speed up or reverse the flow of time; time travel; the ability to change the past and the future; age and de-age beings; and trap people or entire universes in unending loops of time.
Space gives the user the ability to exist in any or all locations, move any object anywhere throughout reality and warp or rearrange space. The gem allows its user to teleport oneself and others any place the user can imagine regardless of distance or preventive measures such as walls or spells.
The mind stone greatly strengthens and enhances mental and psionic powers and allows access to the thoughts and dreams of other beings. Backed by the power gem, the mind stone can access all minds in existence simultaneously.
Reality allows the user to fulfill wishes, even if the wish is in direct contradiction with scientific laws, and do things that would normally be impossible. The gem can also be used to create any type of an alternate reality one wishes and when backed by the other stones it allows one to alter reality on a universal scale.
Finally, the power stone accesses all power and energy that ever has or will exist, and can boost the other gems’ effects. Allows the user to duplicate almost any physical superhuman ability and grants them omnipotence. It also grants the possessor the potential to manipulate all forms of energy for virtually any effect.
What is the Seventh Infinity Stone?
In the comic books, there are actually more; ego, which contains all the power of the previous six stones in one, personified into a godlike entity called Nemesis, and death, which has the power to overload the Infinity Gauntlet and kill the wielder instantly.
It is rumored that Avengers 4 will focus heavily on the Quantum Realm, with solo movies Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel exploring time travel through this realm as a way to correct the destruction of the universe.
Captain Marvel, one of the most powerful beings in the universe, and also featuring in her own solo film directly before Avengers 4, is likely to wield such a stone to take on Thanos.
Reddit user TruthOfAlecius theorized: “She [Captain Marvel] is even believed to have a seventh sense.
“That’s very interesting because there is an actual seventh infinity stone in the Marvel comics, the Ego stone.”
“This stone is known to be incredibly powerful and I have a feeling she might have it and be harnessing it’s power somehow.”
With or without a seventh Infinity Stone, Captain Marvel is very powerful and this theorist, who thinks Thanos’ click actually created two alternate universes rather than killing everyone, reckons she could put them back together.
The theorist continued: “So what if she is actually so powerful that she is capable of holding the two alternate universes in place for a long enough time to where the Avengers can assemble once more in a single universe and come up with a plan to defeat Thanos by getting Gamora out of the Soul Realm?
“Ant-Man can travel inside the Soul Stone retrieve Gamora and once they are out Captain Marvel will not have to hold the alternate universes into one anymore because the alternate universes will come back to one.
“Because Thanos technically did not give ‘a soul for a soul’ if Gamora is retrieved according to the Soul Stone.
“Once the universe is back to one, the Soul stone will go back to its planet of origin where the Red Skull will protect and watch over it.”
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Captain Marvel is to be released on March 8, 2019 (USA)