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James Gunn talks about the Infinity Gems in the Marvel movie universe

August 5th, 2014 by Marc Comments

So, Guardians of the Galaxy sets up another one of the Infinity Stones… so that leaves how many found now? Three? Four…

Ugh… even our own Ed can’t quite get his head around this. So, here’s Guardians director James Gunn on the topic of the Infinity Stones in the Marvel movies.

Well, so far we have The Tesseract, The Aether and now the Orb (I’m confused though, was the stone in Loki’s staff not one too?)

Well, in an effort to clear things up a bit, James Gunn, via Darkhorizons, says: “We talked early on about having Thanos in the movie, which, believe me I was excited to have Thanos in the movie because a) I love Thanos and b) I want people who have seen The Avengers to go see this because we’re connected to it. There was no fight from me having Thanos in the movie. But for me, I wrote a group of characters with the plot points I wanted to write and the stuff that’s connected to the rest of the Marvel universe was very exciting for me to be a part of. To just sit down and create what the Infinity Gems are, I got to sit down and add to the overall Marvel universe and build up the Marvel universe, because I got to create that. And that was very exciting to me.”

Gunn confirms that the Tesseract is the Space Gem, and the stone in Guardians is the Power Gem. It’s assumed the Aether is the Reality gem and that the stone in Loki’s sceptre could be the Mind gem which may well be a part of Avengers: Age Of Ultron – remember the Iron Man V  Hulk pics/rumours? Could the Time and Soul stones pop up in Ant-man or Doctor Strange? Possibly… but whatever happens, Thanos is getting ready…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….