The Infinity Gauntlet and the Infinity Stones have been gradually appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011’s Thor movie. The gauntlet itself could be seen in Odin’s trophy room, while the Tesseract was the first of the stones to appear in the movie’s post-credits scene.
Since then, three more have appeared, and have ended up scattered around the universe. The aforementioned Tesseract (Space Stone) is in Asgard under the watch of Heimdall and (gulp!) Loki; the Aether (Reality Stone) is in what’s left of the Collector’s museum on Knowhere; the Orb (Power Stone) is in the possession of the Nova Corps on Xandar; and the Mind Stone (err, Mind Stone) is in the Vision’s forehead on Earth.
That leaves two; the Time Stone and the Soul Stone. When and where they will appear is anyone’s guess, but they are bound to be in the possession of relevant characters and we’d like to speculate about who those characters might be.
Some of these are obvious, some of them are educated guesses, and some of them are sheer speculation. Regardless, it would be cool to see the next Infinity Stones pop up in any of these guys’ hands. Here are seventeen characters who might possess the last two MCU Infinity Stones.
It is, of course, Thanos’ master plan to gather all six of the Infinity Stones in order to launch his assault on the universe – an assault that will take place in the two Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers: Infinity War movies (to be re-titled) in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
But who’s to say he doesn’t have one or two of them already? We don’t really know anything about Thanos, so he could already have a stash of powerful items somewhere that may include one or both of the remaining Infinity Stones.
He already had the Mind Gem in his possession at one point – he gave it to Loki in 2012’s The Avengers, prior to the God of Mischief losing it – and that might have been a lesson to him to keep any others he possessed in a safe place. Don’t be surprised to see the gauntlet he now possesses already filled with one or two stones in the near future!
Now for another fairly obvious inclusion on this list.