The Soul Stone. The mysterious Infinity Stone that we are yet to see on screen (except from the Instagram Trailer, which showed Thanos already wielding it in Wakanda). Where could it be, who owns it and how will Thanos acquire it. These are all questions that Avengers: Infinity War will (hopefully) answer. So let's get into our theory:
Now, bear with us, we are aware this sounds quite far-fetched however we do have some credible pieces of evidence along with our theory including why we haven't seen him in any promotional material.
Think about it, the last time we saw Clint Barton was on the run after being let out of The Raft Prison in Captain America: Civil War. We've since had 5 more MCU films in which Hawkeye hasn't been seen, where is he, you ask? Well, we believe he has become a host body for the Soul Stone.
Our theory goes as follows: Mirroring the events of Avengers: Assemble, Hawkeye becomes (somehow) into contact with and controlled by the effects of the Soul Stone. Due to the Soul Stone's abilities, Clint becomes a shape-shifting being that is able to infiltrate organisations such as S.H.I.E.L.D, and ultimately attack the Avengers. So that then leads us to believe we could have seen Hawkeye in promotional material but he's posing as someone else- a bit like the Skrull revelation in the comics.
There is also a theory going around the internet that Quicksilver will return in the final battle of Wakanda, now this is plausible due to the Soul Stone's ability to bring people back from the dead. Could this be a brainwashed Hawkeye posing as a resurrected Quicksilver in an attempt to trick Scarlet Witch? Here's the photo in question that's lead people to believe he could return:
In October, photos surfaced of Renner on the Infinity War set, apparently in costume, wearing distinctive black and gold leg plating. The costume caught the attention of Marvel comics fans because it seemed to indicate that Hawkeye would be going undercover and using an alias known as Ronin. Could this also link to the change that Hawkeye is undergoing, is he under the influence of the Soul Stone? View the photos below:
Now we put it to YOU! Where is the Soul Stone? Comment your theories!
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