Avengers: Infinity War will be the biggest blockbuster to hit the screen this decade. It features the Mad Titan Thanos finally confronting the Avengers in his quest for the Infinity Stones. This is a film that’s been 10 years in the making through other smaller franchises. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk and so many others will face their ultimate test and it’s looking more and more likely that some of them will not survive. Joe Russo, co-director of Infinity War, has stated that the film will be the “final chapter” of the story Marvel’s been writing since Iron Man.
There are so many artifacts in the MCU that have been mentioned, but the key objects of all four phases have been the Infinity Stones. The first one appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger (though we didn’t know it at the time) and the others have been popping up ever since. Now, the Infinity War trailer has shown us that Thanos will use the Infinity Gauntlet to bring a reckoning to Earth and the larger universe. With all the mystery and terror surrounding the Infinity Stones, we wanted to give you some more background on the weirder facts that we know about them in the MCU. We dug deep and this is what we found.
15. FORMED INTO STONES WHEN UNIVERSE STARTED
The Infinity Stones have been in the MCU since Captain America: The First Avenger, but weren’t given that name until they were mentioned as such in Guardians of the Galaxy. Thor then mentioned them from his vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He talks about the destructive power of the Infinity Stones and how the stone on Vision’s forehead is only one of six.
The information is limited, but in Guardians of the Galaxy we are given a detailed account of their history. The Collector mentions there were six singularities before creation and were compressed into six trinkets when the universe began. They were known as Infinity Stones. Unfortunately, not much is known about why the singularities were compressed into Infinity Stones, but their awesome power compressed into stones make them universe-ending objects.