The much-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War trailer has finally been released, and it offers the first official public look at footage from the upcoming epic war that’s slated to change the MCU forever. The central villain, Thanos, is on the hunt for the Infinity Stones, most of which have been spotted in past MCU movies. Which Stones does he have in this latest trailer? Unfortunately for the Avengers, it’s more than one.
Spoilers follow for Avengers: Infinity War based on the first trailer, along with previous MCU movies.
Each Infinity Stone grants its wielder an incredible amount of power, but uniting all of them in the Infinity Gauntlet basically turns the wielder into a god, granting them control over all of time and space. That’s Thanos’ ultimate goal, and based on the trailer, he’s well on his way to achieving that goal.
Here are all the stones Thanos has in the Infinity War trailer:
The Power Stone
Originally featured in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, the Power Stone — commonly referred to as “The Orb” — was entrusted to the Nova Corps on Xandar for safekeeping. In the trailer that debuted at Cons over the summer, some fans saw Gamora standing in what looked like the wrecking of some vault, which meant Thanos would either storm the Collector’s Vault for the Aether or some vault on Xander. Unless Thanos gets the Red Infinity Stone sometime after this, chances are high that particular shot might be on Xander.
Another important clip we got over the summer was Thanos hurling what looked like comets down on the same battlefield featured in the trailer where he punches Iron Man. That ability must be granted by the combined power of the Power Stone and the stone in the second slot:
The Space Stone
The cube more commonly known as the Tesseract is actually a containment device for the Space Stone itself. The Tesseract was last seen in Thor: Ragnarok in the Vault of Asgard. In one scene, it was heavily implied that Loki took the stone. Sure enough, in the Infinity War trailer, Loki brandishes it at about the 1:06 mark. Immediately after, Thanos emerges from some shadowy portal.
Does that mean Loki proves a turncoat yet again after seemingly turning good in Thor: Ragnarok? Probably, because later, around the 1:42 mark, Thanos is seen gently dropping the Space Stone into the second slot of the Infinity Gauntlet. Whether or not Loki offers it up willingly, Thanos is definitely taking that Stone.
Thanos Probably Has the Mind Stone Too
Vision was born during Age of Ultron in a convoluted way not worth recapping here, but since then, he’s kept the Yellow Mind Stone lodged in his forehead, which automatically makes him a target in Infinity War.
During San Diego Comic Con over this past summer, we got the first look at Thanos’ wardrobe change, along with the unveiling of his henchmen, the Black Order. Based on what we’ve seen of the costuming and weapons, we can say with almost certainty that the figure standing over Vision trying to pry the Mind Stone out is Corvus Glaive.
At least in the comics, Corvus Glaive’s lance makes him immortal as long as he keeps the weapon nearby, and it can also cut anything in the universe, even atoms. The figure standing to the left is probably Corvus Glaive’s wife, Proxima Midnight, but we’re less sure about that.
If they’re both confronting Vision and getting him subdued enough to try ripping the Stone out of his head, then chances are high that they’ll succeed. We might not have seen the Mind Stone in the Infinity Gauntlet just yet, but it’s only a matter of time.
What about the Reality, Time, and Soul Stones?
The Reality Stone should be in the Collector’s Vault, the Time Stone in Nepal, and the whereabouts of the Soul Stone are unknown.
If Thanos is also launching an assault on New York City, then he’s probably looking for the Green Time Stone. The Sanctum Sanctorum is mystically linked to Kamar-Taj, so maybe that’s the only way for Thanos and his forces to get to the Strong. It’s also possible that Doctor Strange already moved the Eye of Agomotto to New York. Considering there’s a shot of Doctor Strange, Wong, Bruce Banner, and Tony Stark standing at the bottom of the Sanctum Sanctorum’s trashed staircase, something will happen there.
And considering the epic battle at Wakanda, it’s also possible that the Orange Stone is located there.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters May 4, 2018.