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Avengers: Infinity War directors elaborate on Soul Stone theory

The Avengers: Infinity War directors clarify a previous statement made surrounding a certain character’s death.

Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead.

A few days ago we shared comments made by Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo concerning Thanos’ surrealistic vision inside the Soul Stone. A recent interview with Comicbook.com reveals that Russo’s comments may have been misinterpreted however.

‘The power that it took Thanos to click his fingers, he’s so dramatic that if you look closely at the film and the damage of the gauntlet,’ Joe Russo said.

‘You look closely at the very last scene, it damages his arm dramatically. And that moment when he clicks his fingers sends him into this ethereal plane inside of the Soul Stone where as part of his quote unquote hero’s journey in the film, he has one last moment to convey a sense of guilt about what he’s done. It illustrates what a complicated character he is. So, to clarify, it’s a spiritual representation of her and obviously that’s something that the Soul Stone has power to do. But really it’s there to illustrate his pain and his guilt. I wouldn’t read much more into it beyond that.’

That is, Gamora isn’t alive inside of the Soul Stone but rather, the vision Thanos had was “a spiritual representation of her.” The finality of Gamora’s death might be a bitter pill to swallow, but it makes Thanos’ decision in his “hero’s journey” all the more significant.


Will the guilt and pain as a result of Thanos’ actions play into the next installment of the Infinity War saga? Sound off in the comments.

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