Avengers Infinity War has done the impossible which is topping all MCU movies in the past. It truly lived up to the massive hype that enveloped the movie prior to its release. This is an ultimate comic-book thriller which has pleased even the harshest of MCU critics. Fans couldn’t stop drooling over it and critics are almost unanimous in praising it as one of the best comic-book movies ever, it’s right there with Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’.
Like Joker, Thanos wasn’t just an unstoppable force but also an evil genius who knew why he is doing what he is doing. He was strong willed to put everything on the line to take the hardest decisions which no one in the universe is willing to take. He is in many ways the hero of his own twisted plot. The Russo brothers had forewarned MCU fans that Thanos is indeed the most terrifying villain that Avengers have ever faced and there will be a lot of heartbreak in this one, they said:
“This is it. Thanos is an unstoppable villain he’s virtually invincible, he’s highly intelligent – genius level intelligent – he’s like the Genghis Khan of the universe, and to stop him it’s going to cost them a lot. They’re going to have to see if they’re willing to pay that price, and that’s what these movies are really about. What we want is for the audience to be prepared, as there’s a lot of surprises – there’s going to be a lot of humor and a lot of heartbreak.”
When people heard that the Mad Titan was coming to Earth, one of the first guesses in everyone’ own casualty list was the android Superhero the Vision. The Vision has the Mind Stone plugged into his head.
Thanos is looking for all the six Infinity Stones, and he is ready to kill anyone and everyone and go through any number of foes to achieve it. In the quest to wipe out half the universe and bring balance to creation, how significant is the life of an android?
Thanos comes to Earth and holds the Vision by his neck. He then literally plucks the Mind Stone of him. The Vision gasps for air and dies as a crater that was previously the mind stone is left on his forehead. His lifeless mechanical husk becomes a casualty even before Thanos snaps his fingers. But since he is an android and is virtually immortal as an A.I, could his unique structure allow him to come back from the dead. Will the Vision ever return to the MCU again???
SPOILER ALERT: Major Spoilers for Infinity War Up ahead. Enter at your own risk….
The MCU superhero known as Vision was created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He is actually the Artificial Intelligence embedded with Jarvis codes, which has been assisting Tony Stark in all his Iron Man adventures until Ultron ‘killed’ it.
Jarvis was later super-imposed into the synthetic vibranium body that Ultron had created for himself. He was activated by the Mind stone found inside Loki scepter.
As Bruce says, He is not just about the mind stone. His mind is a complex overlay of Tony’s and Banner’s neural network as well as Ultron and Jarvis. He is more of a Cybernetic creature with a synthetic soul. He is more than a machine as he yearns to be human. The Mind Stone may or may not be the reason what makes Vision the Vision. Banner says the mind Stone may just be a power source for Vision and nothing else.
The movie version of Vision has died only now, as Thanos reversed the clock, took the Mind stone and killed him for good. But in the comics, Vision has died so many times that we have lost count. Every time he takes his last breath, he is brought back to life one way or another. He is essentially just hardware and software. And that can be replaced or built anew.
The MCU also has one of the brightest minds backing this theory up. Shuri, Tony and Bruce Banner are still alive after the events of Infinity War! So is Hank Pym (who is the original creator of Vision in the comic books). They could all brainstorm and figure out a way for Vision to not pass through the other end of the tunnel.
The surviving members of the Avengers could be the key here. Avengers 4 is supposed to be a time travel movie. The heroes would be aiming to retrieve the Infinity Stones from Thanos. He could also make an appearance in this trip through time and if fate permits, he could again be reunited with his infinity stone.
And if embedding the stone back into Vision is too much of a risk, the Mind Stone and the Vision should never be reunited again to stop history from repeating itself. The Vision still needs a power source. This is where Tony Stark comes in. He has created and perfected the perpetual energy generating machine in the form of the arc reactor.
In place of the mind stone, the arc reactor could be the one acting as a battery for the android Avenger. He is still ‘evolving’ as claimed by Stark. He is one of the strongest avengers ever in both the Marvel Comics and the MCU. He has barely scratched the surface when it comes to his abilities.
In addition to that, the Vision-Scarlet Witch arc has just begun. The Vision’s return to Avengers 4 has been confirmed. In an interview, Paul Bettany had this to say about Avengers 4:
“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 but whether it will be in a flashback or as a live, real-time appearance is everybody’s guess.
Avengers: Infinity War is already in theaters making huge waves on Box office as it opened to a massive opening weekend, breaking the previous record as it crossed $260 million. The movie is directed by Russo brothers and produced by Kevin Feige & Co. The script is co-written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The ensemble cast is insanely huge as there are some of the biggest stars under single roof including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision), Peter Dinklage (Etri), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill).
The official film synopsis reads:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.