Every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been part of a long march towards Thanos’ big play in Avengers: Infinity War. That play involves collecting the six Infinity Stones that fit into his Infinity Gauntlet. Four of the six have appeared in films already, and we may have spotted the fifth this week.
Marvel Studios released the first official photos of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange from the upcoming film based on the Stan Lee and Steve Ditko creation. In the photo, Strange is wearing one of his best known magical artifacts around his neck, the Eye of Agamotto.
We already speculated that the Eye could be one of the two remaining Infinity Stones, either Soul or Time. Producer Kevin Feige may have just hinted at which.
“The Cloak of Levitation [and] the Eye of Agamotto are his two signature pieces,” Feige tells EW. “In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities. Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’ — which is part of our story.”
“Screw around with time” certainly sounds like a hint that the Eye of Agamotto is the Time Stone. The Eye even matches the orange color of the Stone’s comic book counterpart, the Time Gem.
While nothing is certain without confirmation, this seems like a pretty safe bet. If true, that means the Soul Gem is the last one to be found. Where do you think it could be?