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The Russo Brothers Confirm INFINITY WAR Soul Stone Theory

Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War!

Avengers: Infinity War has been out a week, and it’s still causing major feels for fans over its downer of an ending. We were expecting a cliffhanger to set the stage for Avengers 4, but that snap at the end and the fate of Gamora have left us wondering how Marvel is going to address or even reverse the ending in the sequel. Now, Anthony and Joe Russo have dropped a few critical hints about the closing moments of Infinity War. Today’s Nerdist News takes you into Soul World to tell you what it means.

Join host and the last surviving member of the Black Order, Jessica Chobot, as she relates a recent Q&A appearance by the Russo brothers in which they confirmed the theory that Thanos’ reunion with Gamora was not a hallucination or a vision. Instead, Thanos retreated into Soul World, the realm located within the Soul Stone that in the comics has been known to keep the souls of its victims. Thanos may have reluctantly killed Gamora to obtain the Soul Stone, but her spirit still resides within it.

This is actually very good news for anyone who wants to see Gamora back in her own body for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In Marvel’s comic book universe, Thanos killed Gamora when she turned against his plans of cosmic destruction, and her soul was kept in Soul World for several years after her death. During the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, Gamora, Pip the Troll, and Adam Warlock all managed to escape Soul World and get new bodies in the process.

Without Warlock, it might be easier to get the Infinity Stones from Thanos than to simply extract Gamora’s essence from the Soul Stone. But it’s not impossible. And while Gamora appeared to Thanos as her younger self, we think we haven’t seen the last of her adult incarnation. In fact, we’re wondering if the souls of every victim killed by Thanos’ snap have found their way into Soul World. If so, Gamora’s reunion with the Guardians of the Galaxy may come sooner than expected.

What do you think about the Soul World revelation? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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