Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo has confirmed the prevailing theory about one of the film's key scenes.
Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.
After Infinity War's climactic moment when Thanos finally assembles the Infinity Stones and wipes out half the life in the universe, he travels to a strange orange plane where he encounters a vision of Gamora as a child. Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Russo explained that the scene took place inside the Soul Stone, as many fans theorized.
“It is [in the Soul Stone], it’s an orange world that they’re in,” Russo explained. “Because he’s in the 'Hero’s Journey' in the movie, we did point that out that there’s a correlating journey in the film between Thor and Thanos. Certain characters make very human choices in the movie that are very tragic that shift the direction of the storytelling."
The ramifications of Thanos' actions will likely be explored in the still untitled Avengers 4, which is due out in theaters May 3, 2019.