Last week, we took a deep dive into the status of everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The only non-characters tackled were the Infinity Stones, six crucial elements to not only the films so far, but the films moving forward. And now they’ve been officially named.
Though the Infinity Stones have been referenced as that in several of the Marvel Movies, the above Blu-ray trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron refers to them at the “Infinite Six,” as seen here.
Why give the stones or gems a new name? Well, there are likely a few reasons. The most obvious is they may not all necessarily be stones or gems. In the previous movies, the powers of each Infinity Stone have taken multiple different forms. Also, putting the number “Six” into their title cements that the Phase Three films will have to tackle two more of these powerful substances.
As we’ve previously written, so far the Infinite Six breaks down like this. There’s the Blue Space Stone (currently on Asgard, as seen in The Avengers), the Yellow Mind stone (currently on Earth with Vision, as seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron), the Red Reality Stone (probably with The Collector, as seen in Thor: The Dark World) and the Purple Power Stone (currently on Xandar, as seen in Guardians of the Galaxy.) Then, at the end of Age of Ultron, the evil being Thanos is seen with an Infinity Gauntlet with six empty slots. The image you see above is from a teaser trailer Marvel showed to announce 2018 and 2019’s Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2.
Which itself begs the question: where will the other two of the six appear? The smart money is on something to do with Doctor Strange and almost certainly, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But those are just educated guesses. All we do know is in the next few years, and first on this Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray special feature, we’re going to learn more about the Infinite Six.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray will be out October 2 and on Digital formats September 8.