7. Vision and Witch’s Romance
Vision and Witch’s love story is an original from the comic and beautifully depicted in the movie. We witness the extent of Scarlet Witch’s powers and the heartbreaking end of Vision. With Thanos plucking the Mind Stone from Vision’s forehead by his sheer force, our hero loses all color. His grayish form resembles the West Coast Avengers comics, where he is captured and put together again by the government, losing all emotional sensitivity.
Vision is killed off by Thanos in the comics as well, and that too, in a similar way. And though we know he was more than just the Stone, it is less likely for him to recover from that terrible fate. Unless, of course, there’s time travel involved.
6. Aim for the Head
After losing his beloved Mjolnir against Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, Thor travels to Nidavellir in search of an even powerful weapon to kill the Mad Titan. Enter, the Storm-breaker. The name given is that of Beta Ray Bill’s weapon in the comics, which was a copy of Mjolnir gifted to him by Odin when the alien proved worthy of wielding its powers. The weapon in the movie, however, bears a strong resemblance to Thor’s Mjolnir in the Ultimate Comics line.
The half-hammer half-axe is strong enough to summon even the Bifrost and was an absolute beauty in battle. The kill shot, however, should have been aimed for the Titan’s head…or maybe his arm. But a 1500-year old grieving God may ask, where’s the honor in that?
5. Soul for a Soul
The Soul Stone was finally revealed to be hidden on Vormir (an obscure planet in the comics), the path to which was guided by Red Skull. The Nazi antagonist to Captain America was previously presumed dead but had apparently been banished to Vormir by the Space Stone at the end of Captain America: First Avenger.
Anyway, after Thanos finally snaps his fingers to kill off half of the universe, we see him transported into the Soul World, as identified by its orangish tinge. Here, apparently, Gamora’s soul now lives after being sacrificed for the stone. How this detail pans out in the next movie is honestly quite intriguing to watch!
4. Waste of Parts
Thanos may be great at being a villain, but he is terrible at being a father. Sacrificing his favorite daughter for a Stone, and torturing another for blackmail isn’t exactly Parenting 101. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies have established how Thanos replaced Nebula’s parts with artificial ones every time she lost to Gamora. If that wasn’t cruel enough, he had her dismantled in Infinity War to blackmail Gamora on giving up the location of the Soul Stone.
Regardless, Nebula’s torture was also a part of the comics, where she was suspended in a painful zombie-like state. Though not as gruesome, the addition of this scene in the movie suggests that she may play a similar (read: important) role as in the comics.
3. Doctor Strange’s Powers
Strange has displayed his power in each battle, throwing even Thanos off his feet (not literally). One such display was the use of the Images of Ikonn, which allowed him to create an illusion of multiple clones. Another spell was of Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, which are unbreakable and can conquer any opponent, and have been behind the power of Juggernaut (X-men villain) in the comics.
Strange’s Cloak of Levitation, being the loyal piece of outerwear that it is, played an equally important role as its wearer. We came across another powerful artifact in the movie, the Cauldron of Cosmos, which allows the sorcerer to view different realities and timelines, along with quick access to information. Having it casually mentioned in the movie cannot be a mere coincidence, especially when time travel is supposedly going to be involved.
Another interesting detail is the phrase, “We are in the endgame now”, said by Strange after handing over the Time Stone to Thanos. Remember that Stark had previously mentioned the avenger’s endgame to be stopping alien invasions, in Avengers: Age of Ultron. These subtle references are the reason we love MCU this much!
2. Watching the Sun Rise on a Grateful Universe
After the dreadful snap, we witness Thanos in a village, peacefully watching the sunset, a smile spread across his face. True, he had lost (read: killed) the only thing he loved (Gamora, if you can believe it), but had successfully fulfilled his calling. You can also see his armor hanged on a scarecrow, marking the end of his conquest.
This is a direct reference to the comics, where the Mad Titan retires after having lost in his mission. He finally comes to recognize that ultimate power was not what he was after, and only did whatever he did for Lady Death’s approval. The Farmer Thanos of the movie and of the comic, therefore, are quite different in their mindset and timeline settings.
1. Captain Marvel to the Rescue?
In the post-credit scene, right before Nick Fury turns to dust, we see him reach for an old beeper of sorts, sending out a distress call to none other than Captain Marvel herself. Being the strongest Avenger and Marvel’s most powerful character, Carol Danvers may be humanity’s last chance at survival and revenge. Her solo movie comes out early next year.
The iconic red and blue sash, that we believe was only introduced in that very scene may, however, have been there in the movie all along. Cull Obsidian of the Black Order, characterized by a bulky form and an equally terrifying hammer-axe, drops the first clue. There is a piece of fabric hanging by his waist, which matches the colors and design of Captain Marvel’s costume. Coincidence? We think not. With various theories already speculating the relation between the two, we’ll be sure to cover those in another article!
These were the few memorable details in the Infinity War movie, that may significantly impact the plot of future movies! Apart from these, there are other worth mentioning easter eggs as well:
- Steve Rogers’s new look may be inspired by “Nomad” in the comics
- Secret Avengers of the comics may be a thing in the movie too
- Groot loves 1980s video-game, “Defenders”, which has a similar plot to Infinity War
Did we miss out any Avengers Infinity War easter eggs that you think are important? Let us know in the comments below!