After much speculation that Wakanda's gigantic battle scene for Avengers: Infinity War is over Thanos' efforts to procure the Soul Stone, it has now been revealed that another Stone -- Vision's Mind Stone -- is the root cause of the climactic confrontation.
Many believed the Soul Stone would turn up in Black Panther, but the movie came and went without neither a mention or glimpse of the cosmic artifact.
“Cap makes the decision to bring [Vision] here to Wakanda,” director Anthony Russo told Entertainment Weekly. “Earth is making its last stand to keep the stone from Thanos. It’s the best place to make your last stand.”
The first trailer for the third Avengers film includes a scene of Black Order member Corvus Glaive attempting to pry the Mind Stone out of Vision's forehead. With this new information, we can assume the villain is stopped by Captain America and his new "Secret Avengers" unit, that has been working underground to keep the world safe since the events of Captain America: Civil War sent him on the run with Falcon and Black Widow. Whether or not Thanos is successful in obtaining the Mind Stone from Vision remains to be seen.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity Warstars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 27.