Though Paul Bettany’s Vision is officially dead in the main MCU timeline, he’s set for a return in the Disney+ miniseries WandaVision. The show looks to be delving into the reality-altering powers of Wanda Maximoff, and Bettany himself has commented that the series is one of the ‘oddest’ in the MCU.
Talking to IGN, Bettany explains:
“It’s definitely the oddest of all the Marvel endeavors so far. It’s super avant-garde and weird. I don’t think either of us could have expected to be going in this — if we were going to continue in this — [and for] it to continue in this direction. I’m so excited, the scripts are amazing. It’s going to be just great to drill down further into these things.”
Based on the concept art (and rumors), the series is going to be in a sitcom format and look a lot like I Love Lucy. While I imagine we’re going to see a part of that in the show, it’s also likely that we’ll get parts that are more traditional MCU—explaining the things outside of Wanda’s fantasy.
WANDAVISION!!! Official D23 poster I had the honor of painting during the early concept phase of preproduction. This @DisneyPlus show is gonna be something totally fresh.. & weird! #ElizabethOlsen #PaulBettany @DisneyD23 #D23Expo #D23Expo2019 #Disney+ @MarvelStudios #WandaVision pic.twitter.com/VJU4p05Pmb
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 25, 2019
This series will actually be the jumping point to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and I’m excited to see Wanda go back to her mind powers aside from lifting heavy objects. Some are even speculating that Wanda will pull a reverse House of M and end up being the mother of all mutants. That’s just a guess, but I wouldn’t be mad if that’s what happens. Hopefully the writers at Marvel Studios have something solid and unpredictable in mind.
WandaVision is set to come out in the spring of 2021 on Disney+.