- Marvel movies and TV series are on a hiatus caused by the novel coronavirus, but
Disneyhas a new campaign on social media that covers the 23 MCU films released so far.
- The campaign focuses on a key concept of the MCU that dictated the storyline of the Infinity Saga that culminated with the massive Avengers Endgame blockbuster.
Disneytouches on the answer to one of the biggest questions fans had left after Endgame, seemingly closing the Infinity story once and for all.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is on an indefinite break right now because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The virus can spread with ease, which makes going to the theater practically impossible. That’s why
Several films and Disney+ TV series are in production, but work was paused several months ago to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As it is right now,
What happened to the Infinity Stones? Endgame offered us two sets of answers. First of all, the original stones from the main MCU universe were destroyed early in the first act. At least, that’s what we think happened since we never saw Thanos destroy them. He apparently used the Infinity Gauntlet to disintegrate the stones after completing his lifelong mission. Now that half of all living beings in the known universe were turned to ashes, there’s no need to have Infinity Stones around. The temptation to use them would be too great.
Facing this particular problem, the Avengers had to figure something out and it took them five years before they realized they could borrow Infinity Stones from alternate realities to create their own Infinity Gauntlet and undo the snap. The plan worked, but we learned in the process that the stones had to be put back in the various places they were collected at the exact times they were taken. Otherwise, those parallel realities would risk unfathomable consequences — The Ancient One explained it best:
The Infinity Stones create what you experience as the flow of time. Remove one stone and that flow splits. Now, this may benefit your reality but my new one, not so much. In this new branched reality, without our chief weapon against the forces of darkness, our world will be over run. Millions will suffer.
To put it differently, the stones bring balance to the universe they’re part of. Naturally, the Avengers had to put them all back, and that was Captain America’s final mission. He left with the stones and then he retired.
That’s what we know about all the Infinity Stones that were present in the main MCU timeline during Endgame. One set was destroyed and another was seemingly returned to alternate realities.
This brings us to Disney’s most recent social media campaign that stars none other than the Infinity Gauntlet and the Infinity Stones. In the short clips above,
It’s unclear whether Disney’s marketing campaign has any ulterior motives. By clarifying that the stones are destroyed,