Marvel's 'Infinite Destinies' is bringing Infinity Stones back to the fore, but is it a little too soon?

'Infinite Destinies' has the potential to be a major gamechanger for Marvel with consequences that could stretch out for years but then again, it might not


                            Marvel's 'Infinite Destinies' is bringing Infinity Stones back to the fore, but is it a little too soon?
Cover art for 'Iron Man Annual' (Nick Bradshaw/ Marvel)
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After being at the heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first three Phases, the Infinity Stones are now more popular than ever before. With the success of 'Avengers: Endgame', the Infinity Stones have gone from something geeks debate about to something even the average individual wishes they could get their hands on.

Now it looks like Marvel's cashing in on that popularity with yet another crossover following up to 2018's 'Infinity Wars.' That event ended with the Stones gaining sentience and spreading across the universe to find their own paths, which brings us to 'Infinite Destinies.'

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"The Infinity Stones have found new homes — as people!” said writer Jed MacKay, who will launch the story with 'Iron Man Annual' #1. “Infinite Destinies is the next chapter in the story of the Infinity Stones and the people they've bonded with — and the powers in the Marvel Universe who are taking interest in these powerful new players."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, each of the eight issues involved in the crossover — 'Iron Man Annual', 'Captain America Annual', 'Thor Annual', 'Black Cat Annual', 'Avengers Annual', 'Miles Morales: Spider-Man Annual', 'Guardians of the Galaxy Annual' and 'Amazing Spider-Man Annual' — will also feature a storyline titled 'Brothers in Arms' starring Nick Fury and Agent Coulson as the B-story.

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The whole event does sound pretty exciting but it's also hard not to be a little skeptical. As it stands, 'Infinite Destinies' has the potential to be a major gamechanger for Marvel with consequences that could stretch out for years but then again, it might not do that and then it would just be another random forgettable event.

After all, it's only been two years since the last major storyline involving the Stones and it's gotten to the point where it seems the Infinity Stones are the only important plot device Marvel has left in their utility belt.

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If it's not the Infinity Stones, it's a Cosmic Cube. If it's not a Cosmic Cube, it's probably the Beyonder. Come on Marvel, think of some new ways to mess up the universe already!

'Infinite Destinies' is set to launch in June.