We Just Realized Thor Predicted The Events Of 'Infinity War' In 'Age Of Ultron,' And Whoa

Diply 26 Jun 2018

Hi, my name is Adelaide, and I am completely and utterly obsessed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Avengers films. It first began with Iron Man, progressed deeper with Captain America, and by Avengers: Infinity War, I was no longer above water.

With new theories, details, and missed connections popping up on Reddit every day, I don't think I'll ever break free from this obsession. 

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Which is fine because I don't want to.

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The latest Avengers detail that's got me missing out on my social life comes from Redditor Modification102.

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According to the user, there's a connection between Avengers: Age of Ultron and A_vengers: Infinity War_ that we may have overlooked.

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As you'll recall, in Age of Ultron, Thor takes a dip in the Water of Sights. 

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There, he has a vision about the existence of the Infinity Stones and their potential for destruction.

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Of course, for many people, it's referred to as Age of Ultron's shirtless Chris Hemsworth scene or simply "the part with the thirst trap."

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Either way, you know what I'm talking about.

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Anyway, later in the movie (and just moments after Vision is created), Thor relays what he saw to the rest of the Avengers.

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"I've had a vision: a whirlpool that sucks in all hope of life, and at its center is that," says Thor, pointing to the Mind Stone in Vision's forehead.

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Which is interesting because,in Infinity War, Thanos collects the Mind Stone and places it at the center of the Infinity Gauntlet.

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Well, "collects" is really justa nice way of saying that he rips it out of Vision's skull, but I digress.

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Basically, the "whirlpool" Thor was referring to is the Infinity Gauntlet, and the Mind Stone is quite literally at the center of it.

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This is the most straightforward connection ever, and yet somehow, I missed it.

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This is actually an example of backwards foreshadowing, which is a term I just made up to explain this situation.

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Age of Ultron was written and directed by Joss Whedon, while Infinity War was written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus and directed by the Russo Brothers.

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So, the creators of Infinity War went out of their way to take a piece of dialogue from Age of Ultron and tie it into their movie with the placement of the Mind Stone within the Gauntlet. 

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Whew!

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In doing so, they created a layer to Thor's foreshadowing in Age of Ultron that wasn't previously there.

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By the way, in the comics, it's the Time Stone that is almost always shown at the center of the Gauntlet.

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Therefore, it's safe to assume that placing the Mind Stone at the center was an intentional choice.

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Not only did it seamlessly connect to Thor's dialogue in Age of Ultron, but its placement also represented the importance of the stakes it held: Vision's life.

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Seriously, guys, it all fits together so perfectly.

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Now,do you see why I'm obsessed? Now,do you see why I just can't quit theAvengersfilms?Please, don't save me. I don't want to be saved.

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