'Avengers: Infinity War': Where are the Infinity Stones? How 'Thor: Ragnarok' Sets the Upcoming Battle

By Manthan / 2017.04.19

We already know that “Avengers: Infinity War” will serve as the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and each film in Phase Three has been a step towards that direction. “Thor: Ragnarok” is no different, and here’s how the upcoming film will pave the way for the next “Avengers” movie.  

At the end of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) decided to part ways with his superhero allies and fly back to Asgard seeking answers about the Infinity Stones, following a vision that the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) forced him to have during the battle at the salvage yard, as Cinema Blend pointed out.

Thor’s vision revealed that a couple of the stones had shown up on Earth. The hammer-wielding demigod has already encountered three out of the six Infinity Stones; the Space Stone (the Tesseract), which is currently in Asgard, the Mind Stone, embedded in the Vision’s head, and the Reality Stone (the Aether), last seen at the Collector’s (Benicio Del Toro) Museum in Knowhere before it was destroyed, as Cinema Blend pointed out.

While Thor might be aware that the Time Stone is currently in the possession of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), in the form of the Eye of Agamotta, judging by their conversation in the “Doctor Strange” post-credits scene, he might be oblivious to the Guardians of the Galaxy’s encounter with the Power Stone (The Orb), which is being held on Nova Prime.

This leaves us with the final Infinity Stone: the Soul Stone. The powerful gem’s whereabouts is not known yet, but there is enough evidence to suggest that it the stone is also located in Asgard but hidden from plain sight.

There is a theory claiming that the Soul Stone is in possession of Asgard’s gatekeeper Heimdall (Idris Elba). Heimdall has previously mentioned his ability to see the “Nine Realms and ten trillion souls,” according to Screen Rant.

Moreover, his eyes orange in color, which is in line with the stone’s color, and when Heimdall approached Thor in the Scarlett Witch’s forced vision in “Age of Ultron,” he was blind and spoke about how Thor would be the death of Asgard, which suggests that the Soul Stone could be used by the evil Hela to destroy the home of the Norse Gods in “Ragnarok.”

In “Infinity War,” the Mad Titan Thanos will try to obtain all six Infinity Stones for the Infinity Gauntlet, which is a powerful artifact designed to house the six gems and make the wearer an unstoppable, ultra-powerful force who has the ability to wipe out an entire universe with only a thought.

Thanos' power-hungry quest for the Infinity Stones is likely to tie into "Thor: Ragnarok," which also features "Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and is slated to open in theaters on Nov. 3. Check out the  film’s latest trailer below:

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