In the newest Avengers: Infinity War TV spot, Thanos (Josh Brolin) can be seen with an almost completed Infinity Gauntlet.
In Avengers: Infinity War, the main goal of Thanos is to collect all the Infinity Stones in an attempt to wipe out half of the universe. While we were previously led to believe that Wakanda was the last line of defense for Vision (Paul Bettany) due to his connection to the mind stone, it seems as though it is the last line of defense for the universe itself, as less than a second glimpse at the Infinity Gauntlet shows us that Thanos only needs one for stone. The image can be seen below:
On his gauntlet, we can see four distinct colors, being purple, blue, red and orange, as well as the outline of a fifth stone. Considering we know all the colors of the Infinity Stones, we now know that along with the Space and Power Stones that he knew he had collected thanks to previous trailers, Thanos has retrieved the Reality Stone, which was previously at the Collector’s (Benicio Del Toro) museum, and the Soul Stone, the location of which has been a mystery up to this point.
We also know that the last stone must be the Time Stone thanks to an interview Paul Bettany gave last month. He explained that, while it shows the Black Order trying to take his stone in the trailer, they didn’t succeed:
“These bad guys are trying to get the Stone out of my head, so Wanda and I fought them off and then we’ve ended up here for surgery, I gotta get fixed up.”
The “Here” Bettany is referring to is Wakanda. His presence there also explains why Thanos would attack in the first place. It seems as though with five of the strongest artifacts in the universe in his possession, the heroes of Earth are going to have a hard time beating Thanos.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.