Will Paul Bettany’s Vision Appear in Future MCU Installments Following ‘WandaVision’ on Disney+?
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Paul Bettany portrays Vision — the man Wanda Maximoff falls in love with, yet is forced to destroy in Avengers: Infinity War. In an emotionally resilient and courageous, yet ultimately futile attempt to prevent Thanos’ infamous snap, she uses her power to destroy the mind stone existing within and supplying Vision’s life force. However, Vision will return to Wanda in the upcoming Disney+ show, WandaVision.
So, though Vision is technically deceased, the narrative will likely resurrect the character; yet, whether this will be via time-travel trickery that avoids his existence in the present universe or a legitimate resurrection remains to be seen. However, evidence suggests that the show will loosely follow the plotline outlined in the House of M comics, in which Wanda’s grief leads her to fracture reality, willing Vision back to life, along with a few little ones.
Wanda then goes on to lead a Leave it to Beaver, I Love Lucy picturesque lifestyle. And, based on the recent trailer released (which shows Wanda boasting a little baby bump in a blink-and-you-miss-it moment), this seems like the most probable series of events. In short, Vision may be coming back for real, but via an alternate reality.
As Wanda’s grief comes to a head — having lost both her brother and her greatest romantic love — in the Infinity Saga, her powers will reach their potential, and she will claim her rank as the formidable Scarlet Witch. Yet, what does this mean for Vision? If Wanda wills him back to life, will he continue to appear in future MCU installments?
The connection between ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ and ‘WandaVision’ may hold the answers
As fans know, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will directly proceed WandaVision, initiating a cross-conversation between the two platforms, in which each medium’s narrative can influence and shape the other’s.
Unless WandaVision initiates and solves a fractured reality in the course of one season — and Vision is both resurrected and removed from the narrative before the season ends — he will still exist come following MCU installments. Meaning, he could also appear in Doctor Strange 2, as Elizabeth Olsen is set to reprise her role in the Strange movie. And, recent insider reports suggest that Bettany may be involved in the narrative as well.
According to We Got This Covered (WGTC), Vision may return in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Sources close to the outlet — the same ones who knew Wiccan would debut in WandaVision and that the Inhumans would be rebooted in Ms. Marvel — reported that the character could appear in the Strange installment. While nothing is confirmed, the studio is allegedly considering bringing him in via an alternate reality — could it be the very same reality forged by none other than Wanda Maximoff?
While all remains to be seen, here’s to hoping that Vision’s death is not downplayed via a resurrection, yet also that his character serves a non-financially-driven purpose — at least in terms of Wanda’s character growth — when it comes to the MCU’s future.