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Avengers: Infinity War: Is Loki working with Thanos?

By Cal Jeffrey ยท 8 replies
Nov 29, 2017
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  1. Marvel Entertainment has just dropped the first trailer for the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. The movie, directed by the Russo Brothers, stars just about everyone who has been in a recent Marvel film. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.), are just a handful of the heroes going to war against Thanos (Josh Brolin) and the Black Order.

    The villains in the Black Order (Marvel revealed in July) include Ebony Maw, Black Dwarf, Proxima Midnight, and Corvus Glaive. Aside from Thanos and Ebony Maw, played by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, the cast portraying the villainous group has not been announced. If you watch the trailer very carefully though, you might be able to spot Proxima Midnight throwing a spear at Captain America at the 1:20 mark. However, it happens so fast it's really hard to tell.

    What I find more interesting is what the teaser reveals about Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his possible relationship with Thanos. It's hard to tell if Loki is acting as his usual treacherous self or if he is on the side of the Avengers.

    Now I'm going to speculate here and it might come with some mild spoilers for the movie Thor: Ragnarok, so if you have not seen it skip the next two paragraphs.

    We can assume from the ending of Ragnarok that Loki ends up with the Tesseract (aka the Cosmic Cube) since we see him eyeing it as Asgard falls, and he does end up with it here. We also know that the Tesseract houses one of the Infinity Stones, specifically the blue Space Stone. In the teaser, We see Loki holding up the Cube, and it looks like he might be giving it to someone. Later in the trailer, we indeed see Thanos plop a blue stone into the Infinity Gauntlet.

    Therefore, it's safe to assume that Loki gave Thanos the Tesseract. The only question is, did he give it voluntarily or did he try to fight Thanos and end up surrendering it? Thanos and Loki have worked together before, so it is possible that he sided with Thanos here. However, the look on his face seems to show signs of distress. He might not have handed it over willingly. I think he may have resisted Thanos at first but was in some way intimidated (dead bodies everywhere?) into giving up the Cube.

    It is worth noting that Thanos already has the purple (Power) Infinity Stone when he adds the blue. This is not a good sign. The Power Stone is arguably the most powerful of the Infinity Stones — able to destroy entire planets. The red Reality Stone being the other end of the argument, which is capable of turning anything into dark matter and reverting the universe to a state as it existed just before the Big Bang.

    I have been anxious to see the movie and am even more so now that I've seen the trailer. The film releases May 4, 2018, so we still have a while to wait.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +1,323

    Hmmm interesting that they would release on on May 4. I guess Disney doesn't care as much about the Stars Wars franchise. ;)
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  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +679

    I'm pretty sure Loki's scene is a misdirection meant to get people talking more.

    If anything, I'd bet he thought he was capable enough to use the tesseract against Thanos and got outplayed.
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  4. TrexAverell

    TrexAverell TS Booster Posts: 45   +32

    I didn't see Thor 3 yet but isn't the tesseract supposed to be on Asgard ?
  5. Alizzia

    Alizzia TS Rookie

    #This is SPOIL#
    In the ending of Thor Raknarok- Loki got the Tesseract from Asgard while Asgard was being destroyed by Surtur.
  6. dj2017

    dj2017 TS Booster Posts: 119   +90

    I can see many sci fi movies scheduled for a May release getting a new date.
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  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,034   +2,429

    Reehahs, JamesSWD and Burty117 like this.
  8. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,233   +310

    I would tend to agree with you on that. That picture of him in the article is a screenshot from the trailer. It is a fairly quick cut and if you're not watching closely, at first it just looks like he is holding up the Tesseract and gazing at it. I tried to grab a shot that showed a) that he is actually looking at someone else and not the Cube, and b) that he has a look of defeat. I really don't think he gave it up willingly, but I can't wait to find out. I'm such a geek. lol
    Reehahs and m4a4 like this.
  9. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,964   +1,142

    Nothing has my interest peaked more then Godzilla 2019 KofM and Godzilla Vs Kong in 2020, but the Infinity War movies are close!

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