'Avengers: Infinity War' Set Photo Teases An Ominous Connection To 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

Those frustrating nightmare visions from Avengers: Age of Ultron may finally pay off in Avengers: Infinity War.

The visions implanted by Scarlet Witch in Age of Ultron acted largely as reflections on the various Avengers' psyches, except for Thor's. His vision was an explicit move to set up the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it's one that has yet to come to fruition. Though we may finally see what his vision was teasing in Infinity War and even perhaps in Thor: Ragnarok, if this set photo from Infinity War is anything to go by.

Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron was an eerie return to Asgard — or so he thought. Suddenly grabbed by a glossy-eyed Heimdall (Idris Elba), Thor is told that they were all dead and in Hel. Perplexed by his vision, Thor separates from the other Avengers and sets off on a quest to find the meaning of his vision, resulting in the infamous shirtless cave scene that, to many, seemed shoehorned into the movie.

Now, a set photo from Avengers: Infinity War teases that Thor's vision may have come true.

That same Asgardian statue kneeling with his sword was seen in Thor's vision, and may be implying the death of one or many characters, and the fulfillment of Heimdall's prophecy. The presence of not only Hemsworth but his Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) on the set of Infinity War could hint at a fatal ending for Thor: Ragnarok, which sees Cate Blanchett's Hela, ruler of Hel, declaring war on Asgard.

Thor: Ragnarok takes place before Infinity War and we don't know yet the details of Taika Waititi's movie (other than the trailer looking very cool). But these set photos of the statue, which we can guess is located in Hel, hint that Ragnarok could end with Hela prevailing and the characters dead or locked in Hel. Maybe. I'm just speculating here.

But Hel is just another alien dimension, right? So Thor and crew could feasibly be saved — perhaps by the Guardians of the Galaxy, with a Rocket Raccoon stand-in also getting spotted on set. Or perhaps Thor ventured into Hel to stop Thanos' mission to court Death (which is the Big Bad's motivation for gathering the Infinity Stones in the Marvel comics).

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters May 4, 2018. Thor: Ragnarok will come to theaters November 3, 2017.