Marvel’s Eternals movie may reveal who actually came up with the rules for the Soul Stone from Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
The Soul Stone rules eventually cost Gamora (Zoe Saldana) her life in Infinity War and led to the two biggest deaths of Avengers: Endgame – the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), who sacrificed herself.
For years, Soul Stone has been one of MCU’s biggest secrets. Marvel Studios has begun to unveil the MCU’s Infinity Stones, although for some time the true nature of some of the stones has been masked by the disguise, Tesseract is secretly a space stone. Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Doctor Strange, Marvel revealed Space, Mind, Reality, Power, and Time Stones, respectively. So by 2016, Marvel had already given up five of the six Infinity Stones, but until the Avengers: Infinity War 2018, Marvel had put together a whole puzzle.
Avengers: Infinity War finally revealed the shocking truth about Soul Stone and its connection to a long-forgotten villain from Red Skull (now played by Ross Marquand). However, the last two Avengers films have left some things unclear, such as the rules of Soul Stone. Who made them, and why? Marvel’s Eternals movie, which dives deep into the rich history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, maybe the film that answers these questions.
According to the Red Skull, to have a Soul Stone, they must abandon what they like. The stone demands this sacrifice so that the person who controls it can truly understand its power. Being willing to lose what you love the most is the key to acquiring a stone, and the main reason why Red Skull could never have it. But unlike the Red Skull, Thanos can love, so after sacrificing his daughter, he is able to possess it, just as Hawkeye can claim it after Black Widow throws herself off the ledge in Endgame.
Marvel’s Celestials Being Connected To The Infinity Stones
Viewers from Guardians of the Galaxy know that members of the Celestials once carried the Infinity Stone. This Celestial, Eson the Searcher, controlled the crew holding the Power Stone and proceeded to destroy a planet with it. It assumes that these cosmic beings of supreme power have an early connection to the Infinity Stones, but it remains to be seen how deep that connection goes.
The Celestials Might Have Created The Soul Stone Rules
In Marvel Comics, Celestials – the creators of Eternals and Deviants – are established as scientists. They explicitly ordered the Eternal to abstain from human affairs. As scientists, Celestials wanted to study all three races and see how they develop and what decisions they make. Human civilization cannot progress properly if the Eternals solve all their problems.
The same logic can be applied to Infinity Stones’ approach, and it can also be referred to in the Eternals when the film touches the intentions and functions of the Celestials. If the Celestials actually made the Soul Stone rules, they did so because of their curiosity.