Marvel fans are getting ready for the release of Captain America: Civil War, the movie that will kickstart Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and bring the battle between Captain America and Iron Man to the big screen. Joining them in battle are most of the current line-up of the MCU, plus newcomers Black Panther and Spider-Man. Civil War will also mark the second appearance of characters Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and the Vision (Paul Bettany) after Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In preparation for the release of Civil War in the U.S., Marvel Studios has been releasing different clips from the movie teasing some important moments. Among this batch of clips is one featuring the Vision, the android half created by Ultron and half by Tony Stark.
The clip, though only 24 seconds long, shows the Vision trying to understand what the Mind Stone on his forehead is and the powers it holds. The mind stone, contained in Loki’s scepter, is one of the six Infinity Stones and the fourth to appear in the MCU. The others are the Space Stone, contained in the Tesseract; the Reality Stone, found in the Aether in Thor: The Dark World; and the Power Stone, kept in the Orb that Ronan the Accuser was tasked to acquire in Guardians of the Galaxy (and ended up on Peter Quill’s hands, before he handed it over to the Nova Corps).
The Mind Stone has the power to subjugate the minds of others, providing the user control over the minds of those under the power of the stone, as well the power to project the user’s consciousness to a higher plane of existence. After falling into the hands of HYDRA leader Baron Von Strucker (as first shown in Captain America: The Winter Soldier's mid-credits scene), the stone – still inside the scepter – was used to experiment on humans, giving Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) their powers.
Once the stone was released from the scepter, it was used to bring the Vision to life, granting him superhuman strength, intangibility, flight, and energy blasts in Age of Ultron. As the Vision is relatively new in the world of the MCU, he is still trying to figure out the powers of the stone, which go beyond what the human mind can conceive. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long now to find out how Vision uses his powers during the battle between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man.
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.
Source: Comic Book
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