The Infinity Stones have been making their appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe one by one, and finally, they will all be assembled by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Each stone on its own is very powerful, but one, in particular, seems to be more important.
In an interview with ScreenRant, Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo commented on how the distinct powers of each stone will be communicated to the audience. He makes it clear that the filmmakers were careful to balance all of the aspects of the film, especially visually, and that the Reality Stone may just play into this. Take a look at his quote below:
“Each gem has its own special power. We had to put a lot of thought into how we would represent those powers so it was clear to the audience. Not only are you dealing with a lot of characters, you are also dealing with the stones, the gems, and there’s a lot of them. So for people to keep track of all of it, we had to get really specific. I won’t divulge how we use the Reality Stone, but we do use it.”
Fans will recall that the first glimpse of the Reality Stone came as the Aether in Thor: The Dark World. The Aether had the ability to convert matter and bond with other lifeforms. It appeared to be in The Collector’s possession, but also could be glimpsed in Thor’s dream in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The Reality Stone also is known to have the power to revive the dead and manipulate the fabric of reality. When combined with the rest of the stones and wielded by Thanos, we are sure to see its awesome power unleashed.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018, and has a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany as the Vision, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautisa as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Paul Rudd as Scott Lang (Ant-Man/Giant Man), Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Benedict Wong as Wong, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Benicio Del Toro as Taneleer Tivan (Collector), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.