"What is Vormir?"
"A dominion of death, at the very center of Celestial existence. It's where... Thanos murdered my sister."
Natasha Romanoff and Nebula[src]

Vormir is a remote barren planet at the very center of celestial existence within the Universe, where the Soul Stone was located.


New Guardian

"How is it you know this place so well?"
"A lifetime ago, I, too, sought the stones. I even held one in my hand. But it cast me out, banished me here, guiding others to a treasure I can not possess."
Thanos and Red Skull[src]
In 1945, the Red Skull was transported by the Space Stone to Vormir, where he became the keeper of the Soul Stone.[1]

Gamora's Investigation

"He's finally ready, and he's going for the stones. All of them."
"He can never get them all."
"He will!"
"He can't, Nebula. Because I found the map to the Soul Stone... and I burned it to ash."
Nebula and Gamora[src]
Decades later, Gamora came to learn of Vormir and its housing of the Soul Stone, keeping this information a secret from her estranged, megalomaniac father Thanos.[1]

Sacrifice of Gamora

Thanos holding the soul stone

Thanos takes possession of the Soul Stone

"Where is the Soul Stone?"
"Vormir! The Stone is on Vormir."
Thanos and Gamora[src]

Eventually being forced to reveal the location of the Soul Stone upon seeing her sister Nebula being tortured, Thanos took Gamora to Vormir to find it. Reaching the mountains, they were greeted by the Red Skull. He explained that the only way to acquire the Soul Stone was to give up one's "soul", but it had to be the soul of someone he loved. Gamora laughed saying that Thanos never felt a thing for anyone but himself just to find him crying, as he pulls her into the abyss. Thanos sacrificed Gamora in anguish, weeping for her, while earning the Soul Stone for his Infinity Gauntlet soon afterward.[1]

Sacrifice of Natasha Romanoff

During the Avengers' Time Heists, Black Widow and Hawkeye were in charge of collecting the Soul Stone and headed to Vormir. There they find out by word of Red Skull that the only way to obtain the Infinity Stone is by giving away the life of a beloved one. Both Romanoff and Barton were determined to sacrifice so the other could get the stone and had a fight over who should stay alive and return with it, however, after a tense struggle, Natasha won and decided to sacrifice herself falling into the abyss, allowing Barton to obtain the stone soon afterward.


  • In the comics, Vormir is the sixth planet in the Helgentar system, and home to the Vorms.

Behind the Scenes

  • The scenes that took place in Vormir were shot in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Maranhão, Brazil. The shootings lasted for two weeks and as part of a confidentiality agreement, the project was called "Mary Lou" to keep them a secret.[2]


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