Marvel has confirmed that the Infinity Stones have been nicely and really destroyed in the principle MCU timeline, capturing down a fan concept about the opportunity of their return in future motion pictures.
As famous by Digital Spy, Marvel posted on Instagram that every stone had been destroyed in a sequence of movies. Examine them out under:
Unlikely fan theories persevered that the stones have been someway nonetheless round, paving the way in which for his or her potential return down the road. Initially of Avengers: Endgame, Thanos explains he destroyed the Infinity Stones to cease the superhero crew from reversing his act of wiping out half of all life within the universe.
Avengers: Endgame administrators the Russo brothers reportedly stated the Infinity Stones had solely been ‘decreased to atomic stage’ at a 2019 occasion, based on a Reddit retelling. That led some to consider it was potential they nonetheless existed in some type.
Nonetheless, whereas the stones in the principle Marvel timeline have been destroyed, these within the a number of timelines the place the Avengers acquired the stones in Endgame are presumably nonetheless intact. Steve Rogers returned every stone to their respective timelines on the finish of that film.
So, except another person finds a method to journey between timelines or realities, it is unlikely the Infinity Stones may discover their method again into the fingers of a villain in future.
When will we see the following Marvel large dangerous?
It is doubtless going to be a very long time till Marvel establishes a brand new ‘large dangerous’ villain that’ll develop into the focus of the MCU. Thanos, for instance, did not seem for the primary time till the very finish of The Avengers, which was 4 years after Iron Man kicked off the films, although the primary Infinity Stone technically appeared through the Tesseract within the post-credits of 2011’s Thor.
Who that subsequent large villain will probably be is up for debate: Marvel Comics characters Kang the Conqueror and Galactus come up as frequent fan decisions, nevertheless it’s doubtless Marvel will need to keep away from anybody with an excessive amount of in frequent with a cosmic, all-powerful villain like Thanos.