No one is safe in Avengers: Infinity War, and a new set photo teases the deadly connections it may have with Avengers: Age of Ultron. One of the biggest criticisms Age of Ultron received was the amount of time spent setting up future films and events. These sequences came either through the visions implanted by Scarlet Witch or character's individual arcs, but the one that set up the most for the future of the MCU was Thor's.
His nightmare sequence brought him back to what he thought was Asgard, but a glossy eyed Heimdall (Idris Elba) informed him they were all dead and actually in Hel. This set Thor off on a separate journey and found him bathing in powerful waters to gain further clarity on what he saw. Now, a set photo from Infinity War finally teases a connection between the two.
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The third Avengers film is currently spending a lot of time in Edinburgh, Scotland and Denham, UK as they look to continue to move production forward. This has resulted in set photos coming out before, but the newest one shared by MCU News & Tweets on Twitter brings Thor's vision to life. Seen in the set photo is the same Asgardian statue kneeling with his sword shown in the vision, which could signify the death of one (or many) characters.
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If this is, in fact, Thor's vision coming to life; it could also mean the prophecy from Heimdall is true as well. Thanks to locals near the set, it has previously been shown that Chris Hemsworth (Thor) has been in town recently. It makes sense for him to be there for his dream to be fully realized, but he has not been alone.
Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) is the latest member to report to set, and their Thor: Ragnarok co-star Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) has also been spotted. If this statue is in Hel - the dimension ruled by Hela (Cate Blanchett) - and all three Ragnarok stars are present for the filming, could it be possible that Ragnarok ends with Hela prevailing and locking them all away in Hel? It would certainly be a surprising way for the third Thor movie to end, but would also keep them all out of commission until they could be saved.
So who could save them? Maybe the Guardians of the Galaxy. A stand-in for Rocket was also spotted at this same filming location, so while the actual Guardians cast is busy promoting their new movie, they could be gearing up for the Guardians to visit Hel. Then again, it is entirely possible that these heroes are visiting Hel because Hela is helping Thanos as she replaced Death from the comics. But, there are also countless other possible reasons for Hel to be involved. Who knows, this could also just be a common design for Asgardian statues. Either way, this may yet prove to be a rather pivotal point in Infinity War, so further updates from this set could be extremely revealing.
Source: MCU News & Tweets