We all love a comeback, even if it means Thanos and the Infinity Stones take a victory lap for an unexpected appearance in Eternals or something bananas like that. Welp, don’t hold your breath geckaphiles. That ain’t happenin’.
Thanos only reduced the stones to the atomic level. The stones are still present in the universe.Russo Brothers, Q&A at Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
When the Russo boys said this at an exclusive fan Q&A in May 2019, it spread faster than a case of herpes on Wilt Chamberlain. Everyone wanted to believe it. We just watched “The Infinity Saga” come to its highly anticipated, two-decade run.
Some of the most beloved comic characters will not be coming back to grace the big screen. And now, the guys behind it all gives us a glimpse of hope that the Mad Titan may bring his Grimace back.
The Infinity Stones Aren’t Forever
When Thanos snapped, we saw the stones lose their luster and become vaporized. Sure, in Endgame, there was a brief comeback, but again…snap! And while everyone has been holding on to a glimmer of goodness in the face of the purple people eater, Marvel decided 2020 was the year to squash all that positive mojo we’ve been enjoying this year already.
Avengers: Infinity War is finally on Disney+. Knowing it was on its way to becoming the most streamed movie on the network, Marvel took to Instagram featuring a scene about each stone — video recaps, each validating the stones are toast.
Yes, we have time travel thanks to Tony Stark and that wimpy Professor Hulk. Yes, it’s possible the Infinity Stones could appear, specifically the Time Stone in Doctor Strange in the Multitude of Madness. But no, the gauntlet, the adorning MacGuffins, and Thanos’ fancy jewelry will not.
You may pour some out now. We loved it 3000!