Kevin Feige explains ramifications of THOR: THE DARK WORLD's mid-credits scene

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It appears that I should play the Lotto this week as clearly my powers of precognition are blazing at full cylinders at the moment. The evidence of my new gift? Just yesterday, I was telling you guys about Thor: The Dark World‘s mid-credits scene and what it means, and here comes Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige to confirm that I was right about it all.

Obviously, SPOILER WARNING if you haven’t seen the scene yet.

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The guys over at ScreenRant had the exact same suspicions as mine – which is that the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe currently has an overarching plot of Thanos using his minions to collect the colour coded components (red = Aether, blue = Cosmic Cube) necessary for him to construct his Infinity Gauntlet, which will be the central plot to Guardians of the Galaxy and that we’ll see the Infinity War in The Avengers 3 – and outright asked Feige about it, who had this to say:

“I don’t know that I would spell it out that clearly, necessarily, but certainly fans of the comics could surmise that all of this is leading somewhere. That Joss’ decision to have Thanos turn around and smile to the audience at the end of ‘Avengers’ – it was always the plan to show that the tesseract was indeed an infinity stone, as was the Aether. A lot of that will tie first into ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ which comes out next year and then where it goes from there we’ll see… I would not necessarily attribute them based on colors, because you’re close but you’re not 100% right on what each one is. …[but] yes, the MacGuffin of ‘Guardians’ certainly plays into MacGuffins from the past.”

I myself had wondered about the colours, and the fact that while the Aether tied up nicely with the red Power Gem’s abilities, the Cosmic Cube aka Tesseract didn’t match with the blue Mind Gem at all. And that’s because it’s not, as Feige explained to CraveOnline.

“I don’t know when we’ll actually divulge that necessarily, but it’s the Space stone.”

Feige was also asked if this collection of the Infinity Stones (not gems, apparently) would be the storyline of Guardians of the Galaxy or whether it be continuing through the Phase 3 movies and how long this story arc would last.

“Well the answer to the first question is both. It is both. And then, you know, who knows? If they allow us to keep making movies, it will go a little bit further.”

He elaborated on that to ScreenRant, saying the next batch of films will be determining exactly what happens when.

“Well we’ll see it won’t be until probably sometime next year before we announce the 2016 movies and the 2017 movies and a lot of that will depend on the reception to the next batch of movies. What we’re actively working on is Thor’s next appearance in ‘Age of Ultron’ – where he goes beyond that we have a lot of ideas. You’re right that where we leave the characters in this movie sort of hints what could happen in the future but we’ll see where that goes after ‘Avengers 2.'”

And if you stayed even pass the mid-credits scene for the actual post credits scene (like I told you guys to do), you’ll see that where it leaves the characters is very interesting indeed. Thor is back on Earth with Jane Foster (in the right time/place for The Avengers: Age of Ultron) but more importantly, Loki has tricked his way onto the throne of Asgard. You know, the same Asgard where they’re keeping that Space Stone aka Tesseract that Thanos wants.

Last Updated: November 12, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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