Ahead of the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ home video release, the film’s mid-credits scene involving none other than the big bad of the MCU, Thanos, has hit the web.
Ever since the purple one revealed himself in the post-credits of ‘The Avengers,’ comic fans have been enjoying glimpses of the Mad Titan as they lead up to his full purpose of acquiring the Infinity Stones and his battle with the Avengers in ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars.’
In the footage below, Thanos has yet to retrieve any of the stones as he removes the Infinity Gauntlet from its case.
Retrieving the Infinity Stones may not be too hard as throughout the MCU, movie goers have been introduced to these stones and already know where some of them are located:
Loki’s staff seen in ‘The Avengers’ contained the Mind Stone which was then used on the twins by Hydra in the post-credits of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and was seen again in ‘Age of Ultron‘ for the benefit on a key character (yes, I know who the character is, but for those who have yet to see the movie – if there are such people out there that exist – I thought it be best to keep it spoiler free). As of now, the Mind Stone is still with this character.
The Tesseract, which was first introduced in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ was used as a portal in ‘The Avengers,’ and is the Space Stone. At the end of the latter film, the stone was taken to Asgard by Thor.
The Aether, also known as the Reality Stone, first emerged in ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ It is now in the hands of The Collector given to him by Sif and Volstagg as they felt having two stones (the Space Stone and Reality Stone) in one place was not a great idea.
The Orb contains the Power Stone and was last seen with Nova Prime in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ who locked it in a secure vault.
That leaves us with the Time and Soul Stones still at large. Some have hypothesized that the Time Stone will be seen in ‘Doctor Strange’ as the Sorcerer Supreme routinely travels between dimensions in the comics. As for the Soul Stone, could we see this in the upcoming ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ film? After all, in Norse mythology the Ragnarok represents a series of events that lead to the end of the world. One of those events involve raising the dead to fight the final battle and to do that in the MCU, one could say you needed the Soul Stone.
The next several films will be important ones for the MCU and it’s great to see what started all those years ago is finally coming together! In the meantime, we’ll just have to wait to see how Thanos plans to fill his Infinity Gauntlet as it leads up to the much anticipated ‘Infinity Wars’!