Director Joe Russo along with Avengers: Infinity War cast members Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch and Karen Gillan revealed that the Soul Stone, which the supervillain Thanos is searching for to rule the galaxy, is here.
While the locations of five infinity stones – Time, Space, Power, Mind and Reality – are known, the Soul Stone is yet to appear. It turns out that it is in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands.
The team of the superhero ensemble, ahead of its release, assembled here to unveil the stone at an event where they met around 7,000 fans from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Malaysia, and Russia. The event was also attended by young critically ill "honorary Avengers", who were sworn in by Downey Jr. in a ceremony organised by Make-A-Wish Singapore. Then the Hollywood stars walked on the purple carpet to take selfies with the fans, who sported Avengers masks or were armed with their toys and posters. "I know you have been waiting patiently for a few hours or more and some of you all day long," Joe, one half of the Russo brothers, told the screaming fans. The director, accompanied by his wife and daughters, seemed to be loving it as he patiently signed autographs and posed in front of thousands of cameras.
He was later joined by Gillan, who plays Nebula in the forthcoming Marvel Studios' film.
"I shaved off all my hair which was very long. Marvel guys are amazing. They made me a wig of my own hair which I sometimes wear it for comedic purposes. It's really creepy," she said on the stage facing her fans. Then a portal was created, just like the one in the Cumberbatch-starrer Doctor Strange. This time it was done without a sling ring.
Then the fans raised their hands with Avengers bands and shouted "Avengers assemble".
A few seconds later, the Soul Stone, made with lights and water, appeared at the Marina Bay Waterfront.