A Point of Geeks report
We are a little more than a half a year away from the release of the first movie in Marvel's third phase of films, [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). The film, which is very loosely based on the comic storyline of the same name, will pit many of the Avengers against each other in a nasty war. There had been a lot of rumblings this past summer about the makeup of Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. Well, thanks to That Hashtag Show, a lot more has been uncovered about the fate of Vision in the upcoming movie. Brace yourself. Spoilers for Captain America: Civil War below...
Vision & Scarlet Witch Are a Thing
One of the more bizarre, yet endearing, romances in Marvel Comics lore, is between the mysterious Wanda Maximoff and the android, Vision. They have had kids, been married, and divorced, over their long history together. There aren't too many notable romances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but apparently a new one is on the horizon. Fans might have caught the telling moment that they shared during the escape from a crumbling Sokovia in Age of Ultron. However, in Captain America: Civil War, things go one step further as a relationship between the two does develop in the upcoming movie. Exactly how deep their connection is in the movie was not specified, but it could hold some significance to the bigger picture.
It appears that Vision will not be as faithful in times of war as he is in romance. If you look at the promotional artwork that showed the two factions of the Civil War conflict, Vision is clearly on Team Iron Man. But things don't stay so clear-cut throughout the film. The report indicates that while Vision does start on the side of his co-creator Tony Stark, he does defect to Rogers' side during the course of the movie. He becomes a huge challenge for Stark's crew as a result. This was mildly surprising simply because Vision is almost like a son to Stark. However, the most interesting tidbit came next...
Vision Pulls a Dr. Manhattan
Apparently, something either upsets or enrages Vision to the point that he decides to leave the planet Earth at the end of the movie. What exactly sets him off hasn't been confirmed as of now - but we have our theories, so we will wait until we can speak with certainty on that. However, knowing that another one of the strongest players in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be in place to be used on the cosmic side, opens up a huge variety of possibilities for Phase 3.
What Will Vision See Next?
With Vision flying into orbit by the summer of 2016, it makes the character available to be a player in a future movie, such as Thor: Ragnarok. It has already been confirmed that the Hulk will be joining Thor in his third adventure. It seems completely within the realm of possibility that he would find himself somehow involved in an adventure that has apocalyptic consequences. In addition, Thor and Vision seemed to share a memory or image of the Infinity Stones, so there is a connection that has been established. But that is just speculation. Another option is for him to show up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and/or Avengers: Infinity War. It's inevitable that whatever destination Marvel has for the android, that he will ultimately be found right in front of Thanos, getting the precious Mind Stone torn from his head. All you big-time scoopers should dig around for Vision's presence in future Marvel movies.
[Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) opens on May 6th, 2016.
It seems that Marvel continues to make creative and intelligent decisions with their characters that continue to move the story forward for the overall cinematic universe. We can't wait to bring you more news from this and other projects.