Okay, so first off obligatory spoilers warning. If you haven’t seen Age of Ultron go see it. If you have seen it go see it again it’s great.
Now my last article (this guy) about an MCU theory blew up, and I kept getting comments about what was right and what was wrong even though I posted it two months prior to the movies release. Some ass hole even commented spoilers telling my why I was wrong prior to the US premier. Thanks for that. ANYWAY now that the movie is out I was right about some things and wrong about others. I was right about Vision having an infinity gem in his forehead. It’s not the soul gem, but the mind gem. Now this still supports my idea that Vision is the MCU version of Adam Warlock. One of the main arguments people had about my previous theory was that Vision couldn’t have the soul gem in his head, because Adam Warlock has it in HIS head. Well here is the twist: the movies are not the comics. Shocking I know, but true. Ultron in the comics was not created by Tony Stark, yet here we are. Vision has a different origin too. This origin lines him up with Warlock pretty closely. Warlock’s cocoon is Vision’s “cradle” (even being referenced as a cocoon by a picture of a butterfly) and instead of the soul gem being the main piece of the infinity stones it’s the mind stone.
Now maybe this is just me, but having TWO synthetically created humanoids birthed from cocoon type objects with an infinity stone in the forehead seems like muddled story telling. I’m pretty sure since Infinity War is an Avengers movie Marvel wanted the setup for it to take place in an Avengers movie rather than Guardians, so scratch out Warlock and circle Vision. Vision is taking Warlock’s place for that story. Now if you want to say that wouldn't work, because they couldn't do the thing where Warlock turns into his evil persona, Magus, after defeating Thanos well there is a way to do that. Say the Vision saved a copy of Ultron before killing him. The Vision admittedly did not want to kill Ultron, because he was so unique and the shot where Vision kills Ultron is shot far away to allow for ambiguity down the line if they wanted to go that route. Say Ultron takes over the Vision for that twist we would get with Warlock. Now not only do I think the Vision is taking Warlock’s place for Infinity War I think he’s taking someone else’s place in…
Ah yes next year’s so called “Avengers 2.5”. People are pretty pumped about this, but the question keeps being asked: How is this a Cap movie if it’s going to contain so many other avengers? Well it won’t contain THAT many after all. In the Civil War comic the Hulk went on a rampage in Vegas, and had to go into hiding from the backlash. Meanwhile Thor is gone due to Thor reasons. In AoU we see both of these set up: Hulk destroys the African city (In Wakanda? Not in Wakanda?) and people want him to be held accountable. Thor must go due to Thor reason which I will actually get to. So the heavy hitters are out of the equation leaving Civil War a little more of a fair fight, except for the Vision. Yeah incase the movie didn’t explain this enough: the Vision is fucking ridiculously overpowered in the MCU. So for the people who are trying to figure out who’s side the Vision will be on in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) I have an answer. He won’t help anyone. Yes he will take the role of Doctor Strange.
Strange who famously just decided “fuck that”, and didn’t get involved. Doctor Strange protested the fight, and just fasted because he didn’t want any violence. In [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) Cap asks the Vision whose side he's on theirs or Ultron’s to which Vision replies “its not that simple… I’m on the side of humanity” (I’m paraphrasing). Vision doesn’t want to fight anyone, but cannot let people needlessly die. Being on the side of humanity is hinting that he will sit out Civil War like Doctor Strange. Since Strange won’t be introduced until after Civil War this makes sense.
Other Civil War side notes:
-Spider-Man won’t get unmasked, so stop acting like he will be. He’s too new and unimportant to the MCU as of now for that to mean anything to anyone. He’ll cameo and HOPEFULLY have dialogue. Feige said he’s in a home made costume, and I’m hoping its Scarlet Spider.
-I don’t think Cap will die. I use to think he would but he’ll be in both Infinity Wars, so killing him there would have no impact. Then again Loki dies twice only to be revealed as alive within the the same movies, so who the hell knows. MCU hasn’t been big on permanent death so far.
-I hope to god Zemo gets the pink mask and fur.
moving on to the next important movie…
Now Thor was pretty kean on what's what with the Infinity gems in AoU. He even knew about the Guardians story. His biggest fear right now is someone collecting the gems, this scares him so much so that he flat out just left the Ultron fight to look into the stones more. In his Scarlet Witch vision he sees Heimdal with white eyes. Why is that significant? because Heimdal might just be more important than we expected. Of the 6 infinity stone…
We know of the blue one (tesseract the space stone), the purple one (the orb the power stone), the red one (the Aether the reality stone), and the yellow one (the scepter the mind stone) that leaves two colors and two stones left: the orange and green (the soul and time gems). While in the comics the soul gem was green, but the movies are clearly not going by comic colors. So the soul gem could very well be orange. What shade of orange? Oh I don’t know why don’t ask Heimdall’s strangely beautiful eyes?
Now originally we all just chalked this up to Heimdall being lit as fuck on that OG Asgardian kush, but this could well be a side effect of his possession of the soul stone. Heimdall has said he can see into 10 trillion souls across the realms. This could be why he’d have the gem. Odin would trust it with Heimdall. Also in Thor 2 we see him with and Orange stone in his chest piece. And in Thor’s nightmare about losing all the gems Heimdall’s eyes are white, and Thor comments on this. Heimdall’s lack of orange eyes is connected to the infinity stones.
Now I’m kinda peeved that Marvel would give ANOTHER gem to the Thor series after it did such a shit job with the reality gem. Which I firmly believe should have been in Doctor Strange, but whatever we ain’t gotta talk about that. I just don’t think there would be anyway Avengers would have Thor panic about his home and talk about investigating the capture of the gems if it wasn’t setting up his next movie. Which it clearly is. And after Thor 3 there would only be one infinity gem left to account for: The time gem. Now there is absolutely no reason to speculate on where the time gem could be although I have done just that in a separate article (this one is just fun). Once all the gems are good and ready then we start the big ol climactic finish to the MCU’s build up in…
THE MOTHER FUCKING INFINITY WARS
Ah yes Thanos will get the gems in the gauntlet and rip shit up to get out of the friend zone with Death. We are all excited to see it happen. As I’ve said these are Avengers movies, so I’m pretty sure the pivotal role of Warlock will be replaced by Vision. It will also give the Avengers a good reason to finally fight Thanos if he rips the gem out of their buddy’s head. Now hopefully this won’t kill Vision, because he’s pretty damn cool. I’d love for him to stick around for a while. One thing I think people aren’t accounting for with this film is that it will be more than an infinity war adaption. I think it will incorporate elements from Secret Wars. In Secret Wars an alien collects all the Marvel characters for a big showdown and rips sections from all the comic worlds as their battlefield. I think specifically this part will be used in the Infinity War film(s). With the reality gem we know that the realms can intersect and with the space gem things can be transported across all of space.
How incredible would it be to see Spidey jump out of a window from a New York building, land on Peter Quill’s Milano ship, and fly into an Asgardian style street. If all the locations of the films are utilized in an imaginative intersecting way it will make the audience think back to how long and incredible this journey will have been. Another reason I think utilizing this aspect for Infinity War would be good in because it would allow Spider-Man to come across the Symbiote like he originally did in the comics. I’ve outlined that and more Spider-Man theories/wish list in another article (here).
Well what do you guys think about these predictions? Anything making more sense now that we’ve had time to see Age of Ultron? To read the details of the Civil War script leak check out my latest article here.