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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ — Where and How Will the Soul Stone Show Up?

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ — Where and How Will the Soul Stone Show Up?
This is it. Thanos, who has been sort of casually trying and failing to gather the six Infinity Stones for the past half-decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, is finally making his move.

He, and we, know where five of the six stones are. Two of them are on Earth — the green Time Stone in the possession of Doctor Strange and the yellow Mind Stone in the forehead of Vision. Elsewhere, the purple Power Stone has been held by the Nova Corps since the end of the first “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the blue Space Stone is being carried around by the Asgardian survivors of Ragnarok, and the red Reality Stone was last seen in the possession of the Collector at the end of “Thor: The Dark World.”

Which leaves the orange Soul Stone still missing, with no overt hints from any of the movies about where it is. But we assume it will have to appear finally in “Infinity War” because there has to be a real threat that Thanos will manage to actually collect all the stones and achieve absolute power over time and space with this Infinity Gauntlet — and that threat can’t exist without the Soul Stone.

So let’s take a look at the possibilities for where the Soul Stone is and how it might show up in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Also Read: Tracking the Infinity Stones of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Through 'Black Panther'

A couple key notes before we get started. First, the the big thing about the Soul Stone is that it can collect souls and place them in a “soul world” inside itself — it basically creates a new dimension. Those who use the gem then have access to those souls and their abilities. These are probably important clues.

Second, a key thing to remember about the Infinity Stones is that they weren’t usually introduced as Infinity Stones — they usually take some other form initially before their true nature is revealed. The Mind Stone, for example, was what powered Loki’s scepter, and the Aether was actually a liquid in “Thor: The Dark World.” So it’s very possible we’ve already seen the Soul Stone without realizing we saw it.

Okay, on to the speculation.

Adam Warlock

In Marvel lore, the character who is most closely identified with the Soul Stone — the Stones are actually referred to as Gems in the comics — is Adam Warlock, who has so far not appeared in the McU.

However, he was teased at the end of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” In one of that movie’s mid-credits scenes, Ayesha of the Sovereign (Elizabeth Debicki) explains that she has created a new being that will be the future of her race, and will name him Adam — that’s Adam Warlock.

Also Read: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Post-Credits Scene Explained: Who is Adam?

Now, producer Kevin Feige has insisted that Adam Warlock isn’t on the McU docket until “Guardians 3” in 2020 — which obviously puts him out of reach for either “Infinity War” or the fourth “Avengers” movie scheduled for 2019.

We could take him at his word, or we can assume this is misdirection somehow. Perhaps the Soul Stone will survive these next two movies and make its way to Warlock in the future. But honestly, it’s hard to imagine how “Infinity War” could introduce Adam Warlock without having set him up at all before now and with no apparent plans to explore him further between this movie and “Avengers 4,” so it’s probably a safe guess that he’s not going to be involved with all this for now.

The problem, though, is that once you eliminate Adam Warlock, you’re left trying to figure out what new way Feige and co. have come up with to introduce the Soul Stone, which is, you know, kinda hard. But we have at least one guess that we’re fairly confident in.

It’s in Wakanda

My favorite theory, which I have held for a while now, is that the Soul Stone is in Wakanda, having crashed to Earth as part of the Vibranium meteor that landed in Africa thousands of year ago. This idea would make probably the most sense, because it would jive with the very real Wakandan afterlife concept. My belief is that the heart-shaped herb which gives the Black Panther his power is an outgrowth of the Soul Stone, and thus the Wakandan ancestral plane, where the souls of dead Black Panthers live, is inside the Soul Stone itself.

While Wakanda seems the most likely possibility at the moment, there are a few other possibilities.

Also Read: 'Black Panther': Did We See the Soul Stone in Wakanda?

It gives Captain Marvel her powers

If it’s not in Wakanda, then it could be with the wild card that is Captain Marvel, who will be played by Brie Larson in the 2019 solo film. Like Black Panther, Captain Marvel is not known to have a connection to the stone in the comics, but it wouldn’t require a ton of hand-wringing to make it work.

In the comics, Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, was a regular human-made-super through comic book magic similar to what turned Bruce Banner into the Hulk. She got caught up in a battle between two Kree supermen, (they’re the blue-skinned aliens we first saw in “Guardians of the Galaxy”), and during that fight she basically fell into a wacky space machine that altered her genetic structure based on what she was thinking about at that moment.

In the McU, it would be extremely easy to just make the Soul Stone the thing that gives Captain Marvel her abilities. After all, one of its key characteristics is that it can grant users the power of the souls it has collected. If there are a bunch of Kree souls in the Soul Stone, the net effect would be more or less the same.

Now it’s true that last year during Comic-Con, “Infinity War” co-director Joe Russo said straight up that “She’s not in Avengers 3.” Then again, the solo movie starring Brie Larson is currently filming, so it wouldn’t be impossible to shoot something while they’ve got Larson in her costume, and slip it in late in the production of “Infinity War,” either as a crucial moment in the film itself, or a mid-credit or end-credit scene.

It wouldn’t even be the first time Marvel has done something like that. Most famously, the “Shawarma scene” featured at the end of the credits for “The Avengers” was filmed after the movie’s gala premiere, in the week before wide release.

It’s powering Iron Man’s Suit

I don’t buy this one at all, but it’s worth noting just because it takes us way back to “Iron Man 2.” One of the key subplots in that movie involved Tony Stark being poisoned by the palladium power core in his chest — until Shield gave him some stuff from outer space that allowed him to create a new, previously undiscovered element that would power his suits indefinitely. This new element has not even been referenced since then, so it probably doesn’t matter anymore, but there has been some speculation over the years that this new element is, I guess, the reconstitution of an Infinity Stone — the Infinity Stones are ancient, so Tony would not have created it.

Yes, Tony has certainly never demonstrated anything resembling the power of the Soul Stone. But some fuel was recently added to this fire when Marvel released a series of Infinity Stone-themed posters and Tony was squarely at the center of the Soul Stone.

It’s on Titan

So you know that place in the “Infinity War” trailers that has a totally wrecked landscape where Iron Man and Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy are doing a big battle? That’s Titan — yes, we’re talking about the moon of Saturn here. That’s also where Thanos is from, way back in the day. If there’s a battle there, it has to have some significance to Thanos’ quest for the Infinity Stones — you might guess that Titan is the endgame, but in the trailers he only has two of the stones while there. (Marvel could be pulling a fast one on us there, but we’re just going off what we have.)

So the Soul Stone could be on Titan, or Titan itself could be the Soul Stone, or Captain Marvel may have it on Titan while frozen in ice for decades like Captain America was — remember, the “Captain Marvel” movie out next year takes place two decades in the past, so anything is possible.

And that’s all we’ve got. Fortunately, it’s not long now until we get to find out for sure, because “Avengers: Infinity War” is out on April 27.

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Josh Brolin confirms Avengers scene with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel

Josh Brolin has confirmed that he is sharing a scene with Brie Larson in an upcoming Avengers movie.

Avengers: Infinity War and its companion movie, Avengers 4, are set to be such colossal events, bringing all corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe together, it can be hard to keep track of which characters will be appearing and where.

Brie Larson’s yet to be debuted Captain Marvel is unlikely to be appearing in Infinity War but with that film shot back to back with Avengers 4, Brolin’s comments about sharing a scene with her indicate that the fourth movie will likely be where this takes place.

Brolin of course is playing Thanos, Infinity War’s main villain, and the actor has spoken to Total Film Magazine (via Cbm) about the scene in question:

“I thought, ‘What the fuck am I doing here?’ Because you’re in a onesie, man. You’ve
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"The Life of Captain Marvel"

Marvel Comics' "The Life of Captain Marvel" #1, available July 2018, in support of the currently shooting Marvel Studios' feature film starring Oscar winner Brie Larson, is written by Margaret Stohl and illustrated by Carlos Pacheco, with covers by Julian Totino Tedesco, Artgerm , Joe Quesada, Fiona Staples and Sana Takeda:

"...'Carol Danvers' was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the 'Red Sox' until a chance encounter with an alien 'Kree' gave her incredible super-powers.

"Now, she's a leader in the 'Avengers' and the commander of 'Alpha Flight'. But what if there were more to the story?

"When crippling anxiety attacks put her on the sidelines in the middle of a fight, Carol finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her.

"You can't outrun where you're from -- and sometimes, you Have to go home again. But there are
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Sebastian Stan Confirms Michael Douglas And Michelle Pfeiffer For Avengers 4

Marvel’s casting process continues to intrigue and delight with each passing minute – just look at the ensemble cast that’s been brought together for both Infinity War and Avengers 4.

Of course, there are a number of key actors who will likely skip the former film for its untitled sequel (and vice versa!), such as Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and the titular duo of Ant-Man and the Wasp – providing Scott Lang isn’t stowed away in the official IMAX poster for Infinity War, of course.

But there’s two other Ant-Man stars who’ve been tipped for roles in Avengers 4 – and no, sadly one of them is not Michael Peña’s Luis. Instead, we’re learning that Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp, and Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, are both booked in for an appearance of some sort in the 2019 sequel.

Glorious Infinity War Poster Unites An Entire Universe.
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Josh Brolin Filmed Scenes With Brie Larson On Avengers 4

Alongside all the familiar faces that will be teaming up in Avengers: Infinity War, fans have long suspected that another hero will be making their debut in the movie as well. Namely, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, who’s officially set to debut in the McU in next March’s standalone flick. But could she appear in a cheeky cameo in Infinity War beforehand?

Possibly, and Josh Brolin has now added fuel to the fire by casually name-dropping the actress in an otherwise spoiler-free comment. The actor was talking about the strange experience it was bringing Thanos the Mad Titan to life with motion capture, explaining that he felt like an idiot having to lord it over his co-stars while wearing pajamas. And amongst the other actors he listed, Larson’s name can be found.

“I thought, ‘What the [frick] am I doing here?’ Because you’re in a onesie, man.
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Poll: Which Upcoming Marvel Movie Are You Most Excited to See?

Poll: Which Upcoming Marvel Movie Are You Most Excited to See?
Avengers: Infinity War” is close to flying into theaters.

The highly anticipated superhero team-up will be released on April 27, and will see the Avengers join forces with Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Black Panther. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will follow shortly after, on July 6, seeing Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man take on bad guys again, but this time officially joined by the Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly.

The McU will release its first female-starring film on March 6, 2019, when “Captain Marvel” debuts. Brie Larson will make her debut as Carol Danvers, the Air Force pilot who gains superpowers after her DNA is fused with that of an alien. Meanwhile, Tom Holland will be making his return as Spider-Man in the “Homecoming” sequel, currently set for July 5, 2019.

And then there’s the final chapter of the Avengers series. The currently untitled movie was formerly referred to as “Avengers: Infinity War
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Karen Gillan Hopes Black Panther’s Success Will Lead To All-Female Avengers Movie

It’s a continued blot on the relatively unblemished Marvel Cinematic Universe that it will have taken over a decade and twenty films for them to release a movie about a female hero. That’s going to be Captain Marvel, scheduled for release on March 8th, 2019, but Avengers: Infinity War star Karen Gillan doesn’t want the studio to stop there.

In an interview with Metro, Gillan was asked about the future of women in the McU and revealed that she’d love to see an all-female Avengers movie at some point.

“It is something all of us Marvel actresses have talked about and think would be an amazing project. It is exciting because we have ‘Captain Marvel’ coming out, with Brie Larson in it, and that will be a big celebration for all of us. Because that is the first female-led Marvel movie. I hope that can lead to more female ensemble Marvel films.
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Agent Coulson Has Officially Arrived on Captain Marvel Set

Agent Coulson Has Officially Arrived on Captain Marvel Set
Actor Clark Gregg took to social media to announce his arrival on the set of Captain Marvel, and McU fans are now a lot more excited for the project than they were a few weeks ago. The addition of Agent Coulson into the cast was announced a short while ago, and many have begun to speculate what this means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel TV. For now, fans can rest easy knowing that Agent Coulson is back on the big screen.

Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson is a fan-favorite character who lives on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series after dying in the first Avengers movie. However, his revival has not been recognized by the McU at this time. Gregg was able to return for Captain Marvel because the movie takes place in the early 1990s, where it will see him alongside Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury again,
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Agent Coulson Returns To The McU in Captain Marvel Set Photo Tease

When Captain Marvel officially started production, it was announced that Clark Gregg would be returning to the McU and reprising his role of Agent Coulson, which got fans excited! Now Gregg is actually on the set of the film shooting his scenes and he teases Coulson's return and his reunion with Nick Fury in a photo he posted that you can see below.

New job, old friends. #captainmarvel

A post shared by Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) on Apr 11, 2018 at 8:31pm Pdt

The movie will also feature the return of Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou as the Kree villain Ronan the Accuser and his henchman Korath the Pursuer from Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie also stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Gemma Chan and Lashana Lynch. Other new cast members include Algenis Perez Soto (Sugar), Rune Temte (Eddie the Eagle), and McKenna Grace (I, Tonya). Here's
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Clark Gregg Teases His Return To The McU With Captain Marvel Set Photo

Few could have predicted that, after dying at the hands of Loki in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, the cult following surrounding Clark Gregg’s beloved Agent Coulson would lead to him becoming a permanent fixture on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Having brought a wry humor to several films before his eventual demise in Whedon’s superhero ensemble, though, the demand for Coulson to make a triumphant return to the big screen has been palpable and finally, a few weeks ago, we got the news we’d all been waiting for. That being that the fan favorite character would be heading back to the McU. His next assignment? We’ll give you a clue: it involves shape-shifting aliens and a certain Carol Danvers…

Yes, Clark Gregg is returning for Captain Marvel, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s 2019 spinoff that has officially entered production in Los Angeles.
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Inclusion Riders Boast High-Profile Support, but Lack Commitment From Most Studios

Netflix’s Reed Hastings in early March threw cold water on the effort to contractually mandate diversity in film casting and the hiring of physical production crews, dealing the first blow to the burgeoning effort in Hollywood to address long-standing racial disparities. “We’re not so big on doing everything through agreements,” the Netflix CEO recently told USA Today. “We’re trying to do things creatively.”

Save for a handful of top Hollywood actors and producers, no major studio has publicly backed the adoption of inclusion riders after Frances McDormand cemented the little-known contractual term in the national lexicon. Her
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Inclusion Riders Boast High-Profile Support, but Lack Commitment From Most Studios

Netflix’s Reed Hastings in early March threw cold water on the effort to contractually mandate diversity in film casting and the hiring of physical production crews, dealing the first blow to the burgeoning effort in Hollywood to address long-standing racial disparities. “We’re not so big on doing everything through agreements,” the Netflix CEO recently told USA Today. “We’re trying to do things creatively.”

Save for a handful of top Hollywood actors and producers, no major studio has publicly backed the adoption of inclusion riders after Frances McDormand cemented the little-known contractual term in the national lexicon. Her short but powerful call for the riders at the close of her March 4 Oscar acceptance speech for best actress drew attention to the work of USC media researcher Stacy Smith and others who have toiled to educate industry leaders on how to accelerate efforts to improve racial and gender inclusiveness in Hollywood.
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Captain Marvel Brie Larson Powers Through an Insanely Heavy 400-Lb. Hip Thrust Workout

We’re Marvel­­-ing at Brie Larson’s strength!

The actress is currently preparing for her starring role in Captain Marvel, where she’ll be the first woman to solo-lead a Marvel action movie, and she’s nailing the superhero strength so far.

Larson, 28, shared three videos on Sunday from her weighted hip thrust workout — a move that builds up glute and hip strength — as she built up the weight to a whopping 400 lbs.

“335/350/400 byeeeeeee,” she captioned the videos.

The Academy Award-winning actress first shared a video from her intense workouts on March 26, with a post of her pull-up abilities.
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Brie Larson Rocks A Familiar Jacket In New Captain Marvel Set Pics

Though we’ve yet to receive any official photos of Brie Larson in costume as the supercharged Carol Danvers, our longing for Captain Marvel (and the ’90s!) has been irrefutably fulfilled thanks to the deluge of leaked set photos that have emerged online over the past few weeks. And while they obviously aren’t as good as the real thing, we’ll take what we can get at this stage.

After all, it’s taken far too long for the fan favorite hero to receive the big-screen treatment, but after 10 years and 18 installments, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally ready to swing its doors open to Carol Danvers. And we couldn’t be more excited – even if we still don’t have an official look at Larson in the role.

While we wait for that to surface, the set photos continue to pour in and today, we’ve got two more.
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Elizabeth Olsen Loves Being in ‘Avengers,’ But She Doesn’t Want A Scarlet Witch Standalone Movie

Elizabeth Olsen Loves Being in ‘Avengers,’ But She Doesn’t Want A Scarlet Witch Standalone Movie
Marvel is finally making its first female-led superhero tentpole thanks to Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel,” but one female superhero that won’t be following suit is Scarlet Witch. Elizabeth Olsen told podcast host Danny Pellegrino that she “definitely isn’t pushing” for a standalone movie any time soon. Luckily for Olsen, Marvel isn’t looking to make one right now either.

“We are at ground zero. It’s definitely not something I’m pushing, and I don’t know if it’s something that [Marvel is] going to push either,” Olsen said. “Paul Bettany and I joked about having a domestic television show on Netflix or something, and it would just be like a house event where Scarlet Witch goes bananas. That’s what we joke about, but I don’t think any of those things are happening. But I’m happy that I’m still around and they still use
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Captain Marvel Set Photos Reveal New Look At Mystery Character

As filming for Captain Marvel, the McU’s first female-led movie, continues in Los Angeles, the latest batch of photos from the set reveal a new look at Lashana Lynch in character as, well, we’re not sure yet as details of who she’s playing have been kept under wraps so far. As you can see from the images below, though, it looks like she may be a friend of Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, given that she’s wearing an outfit that’s similar to the one that Larson’s rocking.

If you’ll recall, Lynch was a late-in-the-day replacement for DeWanda Wise, who had to drop out of Captain Marvel due to scheduling conflicts with her TV show She’s Gotta Have It. Rumours previously stated that Wise was playing Monica Rambeau, who’s one of the other heroes who’s gone by the name Captain Marvel in the comics.
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Elizabeth Olsen isn't pushing for a Scarlet Witch solo movie

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Marvel has been making great strides to include more female heroes in their films, with women stealing the show in Black Panther, Captain Marvel on the horizon with Brie Larson, and talk of a Black Widow movie being in the works. Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) has been with the series since 2015, and one wouldn’t be silly to think she could get her own solo movie at some point too.... Read More...
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Brie Larson Pays Tribute to Fallen Air Force Pilot, Captain Marvel Consultant

The filming of Captain Marvel has been underway for a few weeks now in Los Angeles. Before filming began, Carol Danvers actress Brie Larson was undergoing training with military pilots. It has now been reported that Air Force pilot Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, who was training Larson and working as a consultant on Captain Marvel, sadly passed away after crashing his F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Nevada Test and Training Range on April 4th. Larson took to social media to pay a touching tribute to Del Bagno.

Brie Larson shared a picture of herself and Maj. Stephen Del Bagno on the Air Force base and captioned it with a lengthy tribute to the pilot. She uses code names and tells Del Bagno that he influenced her to be better in everything new that she attempted as well putting more "passion and purpose" into her life. The actress also commented on
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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have no regrets about not joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Real life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are currently celebrating the release of their acclaimed horror A Quiet Place, which is pulling in rave reviews and has just opened atop the North American box office with the second-biggest domestc opening of the year so far behind Marvel’s Black Panther.

As it happens, both Blunt and Krasinski have had brushes with Marvel Studios, with the former up for the roles of Black Widow and Peggy Carter, and the latter in contention for Captain America back in the day. And, speaking to Yahoo! Movies, the couple were asked if they have any regrets about not joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“I don’t think I would have been able to do a lot of projects that I’ve loved doing,” said Blunt. “I think that was a nerve-wracking prospect for me to not be able to choose, and the choices
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