Here’s how the Mind Stone could be back after the events of Avengers: Infinity War in WandaVision. Following the coronavirus pandemic that has thrown a wrench at Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 schedule, the Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany-led show is now slated to kick off MCU’s exclusive series instead of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Tipped to roll out this December, the project’s first trailer has officially been released giving fans a peek at the trippy small screen offering.
Released during the 2020 Emmys, the WandaVision trailer clocks in at a minute and 20 seconds that features the return of the star-crossed lovers as they live a seemingly great life as a married couple living in the suburbs. Later on in the video, there’s also the reveal of Wanda and Vision’s supposed twin sons, implying a progression in their family life. As previously revealed, the WandaVision mines inspiration from a string of classic sitcoms which is apparent in the promo clip’s aesthetic with visual references to I Love Lucy and Full House, among others. The clip also debuts Kathryn Hahn’s still-unnamed character who’s only described as a “nosy neighbor,” not to mention a tease of adult Monica Rambeau (Teyona Parris) and SWORD’s operation on Earth after Spider-Man: Far From Home confirmed its existence.
There’s a lot to discuss from the new WandaVision trailer. However, the show’s biggest question remains to be how Vision is alive following Infinity War. In conjunction with that, it’s also unclear how he still has the Mind Stone, which appears to still be functioning in terms of being the Android’s source of power.
The Mind Stone Returns In WandaVision (Despite Infinity War)
Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War revolved around Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) hunt for all six Infinity Stones scattered around the galaxy, including the Mind Stone which was on Earth with Vision. After the retrieval of Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) scepter in Avengers: Age of Ultron which previously housed the crystal, it has been with the Android, as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) claims that it’s safe with him. This effectively made him a target in Infinity War as Black Order members Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight hunted him and Wanda in Scotland. The lovers were able to fend off the villain thanks to the timely back-up from Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, that wasn’t the end of their problem; they knew that it was only a matter of time before Thanos got to him, so they tried extracting the Infinity Stone safely with the help of Shuri (Letitia Wright). Unfortunately, time ran out and the Mad Titan ultimately got his hands on the Mind Gem, leaving Vision dead.
Given the manner of his death in Infinity War, Vision was not brought back by Smart Hulk’s (Mark Ruffalo) snap in Avengers: Endgame, meaning he and the Mind Stone supposedly do not exist in the primary MCU timeline. Even if the Android’s body was somehow reconstructed, making it possible for him to reunite with Wanda, he shouldn’t have the Mind Stone with him. However, the official WandaVision trailer not only reveals that it’s back with Vision, but it’s still also functioning well, allowing him to tap into having the same superpowers he’s had before the Mind Stone was plucked out of his forehead by Thanos.
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