There are relics that predate the universe itself, an ancient force of infinite destruction.
There were six singularities. Then the universe exploded info existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged info concentrated ingots.
These stones, it seems, can mow down entire civilisations like wheat in a field.
The Mind Stone is the fourth of the Infinity Stones to show up in the last few years.
Someone has been playing an intricate game.
You think you can find out what’s coming?
Thor : I do.
Jeremy Latcham – executive producer, Avengers : Age of Ultron :
Since we’ve been building the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve been building to this idea of the Infinity Stones.
And what’s fun about the Infinity Stones in the comics, or the Infinity Gems, as they were known initially, is there’s this huge, incredibly powerful set of McGuffins, for lack of a better word, that existed on this cosmic level and represented the culmination of the whole Marvel Universe.
We hit upon the idea years ago that we could make the Infinity Gauntlet the big, big thing that’s overarching in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, and culminate in an Infinity War movie.
Joss Whedon – Writer/ Director, Avengers : Age of Ultron :
Thanos has always been sort of grand puppet master. Because he really is a god.
Even more than Thor, he is a supreme being of evil.
And so the idea that he was the prime mover behind all of this just seemed natural.
Once that Gauntlet’s filled and he’s got all the Stones, then anything’s possible.
The Space Stone
In the comics, you know, traditionally there have been six Stones.
And the first of them is the Space Stone.
And it allows inter-dimensional space travel to happen.
And so, in the movie universe, we made the Space Stone the Tesseract, which is a McGuffin that’s been with us since Captain America.
Kevin Feige :
We knew that if had cosmic origins.
And up to that point, the only cosmic element that we’ve introduced is Thor, is Asgard, is the nine realms.
So we started, saying, “What if that’s where it came from?”.
So we added a Norse overlay mythology to it, and we tracked Tesseract through World War II to where it rests at the bottom of the ocean.
We started realising, as Loki finds his way to Earth in the beginning of The Avengers movie, that would be a hell of an artefact for him to go after and find wreak havoc with.
And what we find out is that Loki’s manipulating the Space Stone, and he’s been able to open a portal to outer space.
At the end of the movie, the Tesseract is taken back to Asgard and put in Odin’s treasure room.
The Reality Stone
In Thor: The Dark World, we have the Aether that ends up becoming the Reality Stone.
Odin: While the other relics often appear as stones, the Aetheris fluid and everchanging.
It changes matter info dark matter.
We last saw the Aether in the The Collector’s museum.
The Collector is probably not the best custodian of that stone.
The Power Stone
So the Power Stone is this incredibly powerful relic, as denoted by the name.
And we saw that one in Guardians of the Galaxy, and that is kind of what is inside of that orb.
The Stone reacts to anything organic. The bigger the target , the bigger the power surge.
All Ronan’s got to do is touch the Stone to the planet’s surface and zap.
All planets, animals, Nova Corps everything will die.
Thanos’ disciple is Ronan the Accuser.
Thanos’ saw an opportunity where Ronan would be able to get the Power Stone for him.
The Guardians of the Galaxy realise together, they can stop Ronan and maybe have a chance against Thanos.
At the end of the movie, we leave the Power Stone in the Nova vault.
And it’s left there safe, or so we think.
The Mind Stone
On of the other stones in the comics is the Mind Stone.
It’s the stone that allows the bearer to kind of alter people’s minds and mess with their perception of the things.
And in the movies, what we’ve done with the Mind Stone is we’ve said that it is the stone that is in the sceptre that Loki brings with him from Thanos.
We catch up with it in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The sceptre is managing to run all these different experiments.
Tony wants to study the gem, the stone that’s in this sceptre before Thor takes is back to Asgard.
And one of the things he does is hook up to his computer systems, to analyse it.
And Tony ultimately realises by bringing Vision to life, he actually will have something great.
And it’s that combination of the vibranium they put into Vision, the light thing that Thor puts into Vision, and Tony’s genius and intellect that he puts into Vision, that ultimately brings Vision to life and makes him this pure being.
Those are all the stones that we’ve revealed so far.
And so we’ve been keeping track of them over the course of all these different films, and Thanos has been keeping track of all of it this whole time as well.
But then what do you do with the Soul Stone?
What do you do with the Time Stone?
How you do play that out?
And now we just have to kind of bring it all together over the course of phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and kind of bring all these stone to fruition.
And set up for Infinity War, which we think has potential to be just this huge epic saga.