Avengers: Infinity War is so far the biggest superhero movie ever with box office earnings over $2 Billion worldwide. It’s now available on digital platforms and DVD/Blu Ray version can be found in select outlets.
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. 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 Vision ever return to the MCU again?
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 alive, real-time appearance is everybody’s guess.
Avengers 4 is slated to release on May 3, 2019. The official synopsis hasn’t been released yet, but a licensed entertainment magazine has published a brief description:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”