What will happen to Vision?
Marvel Cinematic universe will massively expand to over 70 comic-book characters who will appear in Avengers Infinity War movies, setting off a kind of competition among every major character wanting to get more screen time. Many superheroes and villains will be literally jostling for space and time in the magnum-opus due to release in 2018. Kevin Feige (President, Marvel Studios) thinks that it’s the culmination of the entire MCU since it started in May 2008 with the movie Iron Man. He further confirmed that there will be a crossover of Avengers and Guardians in Infinity War which will continue in the next Avengers movie.
The classic comic-book story will remain the same where Thanos first locate all the mind gems, they are in the possession of all the elders of the universe in Marvel comics, but in the cinematic universe Vision literally has a mind gem in his head, and he clearly is’nt an elder of the universe.
In Avengers Infinity War, he will assemble all the gems and create an all-powerful Infinity gauntlet, cause a major catastrophe and then in Avengers 4, Team Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy would unite and fight Mad Titan to save the realm.
Vision is literally god with a vibranium-laced body and a synthetic soul. He was programmed by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner using J.A.R.V.I.S codes, activated by the mind-gem hidden inside the Loki Scepter. He is not really an AI, he is more a Cybernetic creature who yearns to be more human. He would prefer to be more man than machine.
It was almost confirmed that Vision is likely to die as Thanos will come for the Infinity stone. But in a recent interview with Collider, Paul Bettany dropped a bombshell and said it may not be the case. He said:
“It felt like the biggest movie that I’ve ever made and will ever make, and we’ve still got to make the next one. It’s f****** crazy!… The call sheets are bananas. When you see the list of cast members, you’re like, “How is anybody else making a film in Hollywood, this year? How are they getting films financed? Everybody is in this!”
He used the phrase “we’ve still got to make the next one”, ‘we’ includes him which means he may be reprising the role of Vision in Avengers 4. It’s definitely a subtle hint and not a direct confirmation.
Some people believe that Marvel shouldn’t make it too obvious for fans to figure out who will survive and who won’t, they should take fans by surprise.
There are two possibilities where Vision is left standing after Thanos come for him – Firstly, he loses the Infinity gem and is left critically injured but still surviving.
Secondly, he outsmarts the Black Order and manages to escape. Recently, when Josh Brolin was asked if he would succeed in his mission to collect all the Infinity gems, he said:
“There’s a few Infinity Stones in ‘Infinity War’, and he’s always pining to get another one in there. So ultimately we don’t know. I haven’t done the second movie, so I don’t know.”
The hype around Avengers Infinity War is real and is building up rapidly with new stuff coming out almost every week. A few weeks ago, Benedict Cumberbatch started shooting his scenes in Atlanta and he has appeared in plenty of set photos that came out recently.
A new video came out on the internet which shows Dr. Strange fighting unseen forces, summoning his magical abilities, blocking an attack forming an X with his hands. This powerful invisible force pushed his arms down and brought him to his knees. It is very much possible that he is fighting the Mad Titan himself. The reason for this attack could be the retrieval of “Time stone” a.k.a Eye of Agamotto transported back to Kamar-Taj for safe keeping.
In another part of the footage, Dr. Strange is meeting his friends again who are speculated to be part of the greatest secret society ever existed in mankind – The Illuminati. Kevin Feige has also confirmed that they plan to introduce Illuminati in some capacity in the movie.
Robert Downey Jr. share a picture with his supposedly Illuminati friends including Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong in costume and Mark Ruffalo.
In a new footage, all these actors are moving in streets with destroyed cars, some set on fire and Downey Jr. wearing a motion capture suit.
In the trailer, we saw Loki handing over Tesseract to Thanos, at SDCC 2017 Comic Con, the footage also showed Mad Titan wielding the Power stone and it’s confirmed that we will see Reality Stone in the Infinity War. Hence, it’s possible that Avengers and Guardians manage to save Mind stone or Soul stone or both from Thanos.