James Gunn: “There Will Be No Infinity Stones” In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2’

James Gunn

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, has previously stated that, unlike that film, there would be no Thanos, shoehorned in or otherwise, in the upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. Now, he’s taken to Facebook and confirmed that, also unlike the first film, there will be no Infinity Stones (the gems that power Thanos’ gauntlet, pictured above) featured in the sequel.

Where before Gunn merely said the stones wouldn’t be “a thing” in the new film, the director’s reply to a comment on his Facebok page sealed the deal: no stones in Vol. 2.

“There will be no Infinity Stones in Vol. 2.”

The original Guardians featured the Orb, which contained the purple Power Stone, as a MacGuffin. The Space Stone (the Tesseract), the Reality Stone (the Aether) and the Mind Stone (Loki’s scepter) have also been introduced. It has been heavily implied/rumored that Doctor Strange’s Eye of Agamotto, which manipulates probabilities and is seen in his upcoming film, is the Time Stone, leaving only the Soul Stone unaccounted for. In addition, there are two Infinity Gauntlets in the MCU (unlike the solo one in the comics), one in Odin’s vault in Asgard and the other in Thanos’ possession.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.2‘s synopsis is as cryptic as possible.

Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) tries to find his true father.

Directed by Gunn, Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Glenn Close, Sean Gunn, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Tommy Flanagan, along with the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

SOURCE: ComicBook

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  • beane2099

    I’m still puzzled by why there has to be an actual “Infinity Gauntlet”, as though there were some glove made specifically for the task of wielding the infinity gems (stones, whatever). Originally, all Thanos did was put the gems on his own glove. Since then, anyone who has worn the Infinity Gauntlet was just wearing Thanos’ other glove. It’s okay, though, he’s got more.

    • Carl

      The Gauntlet just makes sense. It’s a way to wield all the stones at once in compact fashion. In the MCU we’ve seen the stones wielded in weapons like Loki’s staff and Ronan’s hammer so it makes sense that all of them together would also need something to house them.

      I don’t think there are 2 gauntlets. The one in Thor was just an easter egg and the comment made about it later seemed like it was made just as a goof to fans.

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      • Joey Wabi-Sabi

        “A goof to fans”? Where did you read that? Kevin Feige has stated that there are indeed two gauntlets in the MCU. Also , there is a big difference between “Easter egg” and “post credit scene”. Why would they film a post credit scene as a “goof”? Feige commented on that post credit scene and said it was to show that there are indeed two gauntlets out there, and that Thanos already has one of them.

        • Carl

          I’m saying the one from Thor 1 is not real. It’s just an Easter egg. Yeah I don’t believe he was being serious. No one should believe that the one in Thor meant anything. It was put there for fun before they ever thought they’d get to use it in a story. I wouldn’t want them to bother with trying to come up with an explanation for that.

          • Joey Wabi-Sabi

            I don’t remember Thor 1. It was a God awful movie that was hard to get through. But was the gauntlet shown in Odin’s vault? I thought you were talking about that post credit scene with Thanos putting on the gauntlet and saying “Fine, I’ll do it myself.” I forgot what movie that’s from. I thought it was Thor. Well anyways, Feige said that scene was to show that Thanos has the 2ND gauntlet, while the other one is still locked up in Asgard. So yeah, its been confirmed already that there are indeed two gauntlets in the MCU. I’m pretty sure the 2nd one will play a role somehow. So it’s not just an Easter egg.

          • Carl

            So you have no idea what you are talking about. Thor is a good movie worth watching more than once. The gauntlet in it was in Odin’s vault, you see it for a second. The scene with Thanos was the Age of Ultron after credits scene. That will likely be the only gauntlet. Like I said before I don’t think Feige was being serious. Maybe at most they’ll make a reference to the one in the Vault being a fake or something else but I don’t see it having any relevance.

      • To be fair, it is just a golden/metal glove. There are probably millions in the Universe

        • Carl

          I’m not saying it’s made of anything special, although I’d doubt it was simply gold. It’s definitely pretty unique as it’s designed specifically to hold all the Infinity Gems, something that most don’t know exist nor could they wield.