– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Oh, poor Vision. The second he became a sentient life form through the use of the Mind Stone back in Avengers: Age of Ultron. We knew that Thanos would be needing that stone from Vision, and the odds of Vision living after a removal procedure are…slim to none.

According to a new report from EW, Vision grows ill and collapses as Thanos draws near with the rest of the Infinity Stones. On that note, director Anthony Russo spoke to the MacGuffin-like nature of Vision.

“Vision is a living MacGuffin. Obviously, that raises the stakes because Vision’s life is in danger, and his life is in conflict with Thanos’ goals, so something’s got to give. Cap makes the decision to bring [Vision] here to Wakanda. Earth is making its last stand to keep the stone from Thanos. It’s the best place to make your last stand.”

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For those who don’t know, a MacGuffin is a plot device used in stories as a mean to get the plot rolling. Usually, it’s an object or person that multiple people are after. More often than not, the actual “thing” isn’t really as important as the actions it incites. One such MacGuffin in the first Avengers film is the Tesseract.

Though if Vision is the MacGuffin here, what does that mean for the Soul Stone, which we have yet to see in any way, shape, or form in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Will Thanos find that gem quickly and easily, leaving that last Vision Stone left for him to get, or will Vision fall much sooner than anticipated, leaving that Soul Stone as the last stone unturned, as it were, for him to get?

Which approach do you think the film will use? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.