Avengers: Infinity War director confirms theory about the film's weirdest scene 4 years ago

Avengers: Infinity War director confirms theory about the film's weirdest scene

It's what fans have been talking about.

If you've been stranded on Titan, Knowhere or Volmir for the past few days, consider this to be your spoiler alert warning for Avengers: Infinity War.


Ok, here's a second spoiler alert...and a third one.

FYI, we'll never get tired of seeing Groot smashing the crap out of people!


It's time to delve back into the strangest scene from Infinity War. After Thor's failed attempt to kill Thanos with his new axe Stormbreaker, Thanos clicks his fingers and it's bye bye to half of the world's population.

Ok, we know that the six Infinity stones all give Thanos different powers - the Power stone, Mind stone, and Time stone are all pretty self explanatory - and we know the Space stone allows him to teleport, and the Reality stone allows him to, well, change the perception of reality.

However, the abilities tied to the Soul Stone are still not known.

Ok, right after the infamous scene in Wakanda when Thanos clicks his fingers and is immediately transported away, there's a very trippy and perplexing moment.


We're treated to a very weird and peaceful scene where Thanos and Gamora are walking through shallow water under an arch.

From this, film fans have speculated that Gamora isn't actually dead, but trapped inside of the Soul Stone.

As reported by Comicbook.com, Joe Russo, one of the directors, has been speaking about this theory and he pretty much confirmed it.

When asked during a recent Q&A, he said: "Yeah it’s implied [that] it’s the Soul Stone. It’s all orange around, then he’s inside the Soul Stone with the amount of power that it took to snap his fingers- he has this out of body experience with Thanos. When he goes inside the Soul stone he has this kind of conversation with the younger version of his Gamora."


The same student asked the director for further clarification. Is Gamora in the Soul Stone?

"She in fact is, yes. It was an attempt on our part - because we don’t like two-dimensional roles or three-dimensional villains every villain is a hero in their own story and as insane and psychotic and brutal and violent as Thanos is he’s a more complex villain if you go on a journey with him emotionally. He does care for things and it is complicated for him to execute his plan and it cost him something. He said at the end that it cost him everything and that it was the only thing he loved which was Gamora which is why we put him back with her at the end. I just want to reiterate with the audience that he does feel true emotion even though he is a monster.

The plot for Avengers 4 thickens.