We don’t like to toot our own horn, but the fact is that if we don’t, nobody else will. One of our theories about Avengers: Infinity War been confirmed by the Joe Russo.
Okay, okay. A lot of other sites theorized that Thanos entered the Soul Stone like we did. But that’s not going to stop us from gloating just a little bit.
Collider passes along the report of Infinity War co-director Joe Russo’s talk with students at Iowa City’s City High during that film’s opening weekend. The topic of that post-snap scene being located in the Soul Stone came up:
“Yeah, it’s implied [that] it’s the Soul Stone. It’s all orange around, then he’s inside the Soul Stone with the amount of power that it took to snap his fingers – he has this out of body experience with Thanos. When he goes inside the Soul Stone he has this kind of conversation with the younger version of his Gamora.”
And is the living soul of Gamora that Thanos is talking to now living in the Soul Stone?
“She in fact is, yes. It was an attempt on our part – because we don’t like two dimensional roles or three dimensional villains every villain is a hero in their own story and as insane and psychotic and brutal and violent as Thanos is he’s a more complex villain if you go on a journey with him emotionally. He does care for things and it is complicated for him to execute his plan and it cost him something. He said at the end that it cost him everything and that it was the only thing he loved which was Gamora which is why we put him back with her at the end. I just want to reiterate with the audience that he does feel true emotion even though he is a monster.”
Now, as much as I am bragging about being right about these two plot points, any comic book fan worth their salt could guess the same thing (and many did). But I do now have to wonder if I was right in predicting that the Soul Stone will be the MacGuffin that brings back all the heroes. I guess we’ll find out in a year or so.