It’s April people and that means we are just weeks away from Avengers: Infinity War. One of the biggest storylines of the movie is the location of the Soul Stone; the last Infinity Stone to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It been a huge debate among fans so I thought I’d give you my personal rankings of where it will be. There could be minor spoilers below so proceed at your own risk.
5 Thanos Already Has It- I would hate this but it is a possibility. Since we haven’t seen the Soul Stone in the MCU yet; it’s possible Thanos had it the entire time. But I like how the other 5 have been scattered all around the universe and have had a reason for their location. If the movie just starts with Thanos having it, it would be a letdown.
4 It Won’t Appear in Infinity War– While I wouldn’t like this either, it is once again a possibility. We know the location of the other 5 stones in the MCU so what if the movie just focuses on those 5? Maybe Thanos collects those 5 and Avengers 4 (which comes out next year) focuses on Thanos collecting the Soul Stone. There are two movies in between Infinity War and Avengers 4 (Ant-Man and the Wasp & Captain Marvel), so maybe it pops up there.
3 It’s In Another Dimension- Ok so this one is a bit confusing but try to follow me. What if the Soul Stone is not in this universe? We have already seen other dimensions in the MCU; such as the multiverse (Doctor Strange) and the quantum realm (Ant-Man). Maybe Thanos needs to use the other stones to get to the Soul Stone.
2 Heimdall Has It- If you’ve followed the MCU for a while now, then you know about the T-H-A-N-O-S theory. Every stone’s location is able to spell out Thanos’ name as you can see in the cover picture above. H is the only one that hasn’t been filled and there’s a logical place that it could be filled. Heimdall (played by Idris Elba) has been a major supporting character in the Thor movies and has very specific skill. He can see every single soul in the universe to help guard Asgard. Oh yea, and his eyes’ color are the same as the Soul Stone (orange). This theory has gained a lot more steam lately as Elba is confirmed to be in Infinity War.
1 It’s In Wakanda- If I had to put money on one theory it’s this one. While we didn’t see the Soul Stone in Black Panther, we saw an aspect of Wakanda that could connect to it. T’Challa travels to the Ancestral Plane to see his dead father in the movie. So how is he able to do that? The Soul Stone being in Wakanda would make the most sense. Considering an asteroid thousands of years ago hit Wakanda carrying Vibranium, it could have easily been carrying an Infinity Stone as well. Plus, it would also makes sense for the story of Infinity War if the Soul Stone is on Earth. Thanos has been waiting for years to get these stones and if 3 of them are on one planet; I would understand why he would take his time and send an alien innovation to Earth.
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