There have been a lot of Avengers: Infinity War theories making their rounds all over the Internet. One of these theories regarding a certain Guardian of the Galaxy and the Soul Stone is getting a lot of importance. The movie’s directors have now confirmed that there is some truth to this.
Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead…
Thanos willingly sacrificed his daughter, Gamora to get the Soul Stone on Vormir. Then, when Thanos finally snaps his fingers, we see him in a dream-like place, and he meets a young Gamora.
The theory claims that Gamora is not dead and is trapped inside of the Soul Stone. Director, Joe Russo had spent time at Iowa City High School and as interacting with the students and answered a few of their questions regarding this movie. One of the students had asked a question regarding the young Gamora scene.
“Yeah it’s implied [that] it’s the Soul Stone,” Russo had replied.
“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.”
The student asked for more clarification. ‘Is Gamora in the Soul Stone?’
“She, in fact, is, yes,” Russo had said.
“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 we know that Gamora is inside the Soul Stone and whether she can be brought back to life is yet to be seen.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently in theaters around the world, breaking box office records left and right. Marvel will follow up the blockbuster with Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th.