Tons of theories exist about the location of the mysterious Soul Stone in the MCU, but one of the newest popular theories was seemingly debunked by a new photo from Avengers: Infinity War.
On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly unleashed eight new photos from Infinity War loaded with details about the upcoming movie. There’s a peak at how Rhodes is able to suit up again as War Machine and even a look at Shuri’s first meeting with fellow MCU genius Bruce Banner. But the very first photo features Thanos in a frequently talked-about scene from one of the film’s battle sequences.
Thanos uses the Power and Space Stones to “rip a moon out of orbit and hurl it against the ground like a dinner plate.” There are tons of theories out there about where and what this planet is, but Marvel confirmed in the caption for the photo that it’s “actually on Titan, the ruined homeworld of Thanos.”
Here’s the photo, which depicts Thanos on Titan with two Infinity Stones, hurling said moon:
This seemingly disproves a popular theory about the Soul Stone that started over at Screen Rant postulating this mysterious orange planet might actually be a Soul World created by the Soul Stone.
In the comics, the Soul Stone gives its wielder power over souls of the living and the dead, but it also hungers for souls and keeps them in a cosmic realm called Soul World. It could make sense that Thanos was fighting Iron Man and other heroes in some sort of pocket dimension like this, but with this new information, the truth seemingly emerges.
Somehow, several heroes make their way to Thanos’s homeworld and the Mad Titan meets them there with his first two Infinity Stones. There, he fights Iron Man, Star-Lord, Spider-Man, and maybe more. It seems like they all lose. But why are they there? How do they even get there? (Maybe that has something to do with the huge circular object that appears over New York City and another somewhere in space.)
Keep in mind, it’s still possible that maybe Titan is the Soul Stone, which would maintain this theory. But considering Titan is Thanos’s homeworld, wouldn’t it make more sense for him to get the Stone first if that were the case?
This brings us back to the even more popular theory that the Soul Stone is somewhere in Wakanda, which would explain why a huge battle takes place there during Infinity War. For all we know, the Soul Stone was the meteor that landed on Earth, created vibranium, and gave rise to the heart-shaped herb that gives the Black Panther his (or her) powers.
Either way, Wong told Doctor Strange that the Soul Stone was perhaps the most dangerous of them all, so wherever it is, expect some serious stuff to go down when Infinity War finally answers our questions.
Check out the rest of the photos over at Entertainment Weekly to get even more details about Avengers: Infinity War, which hits theaters on April 27.
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