A Vision series might have sounded a little out there a few years ago. The synthezoid has certainly been an important character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he has often been utilized as a supporting character instead of an outright lead. Even in WandaVision, it is fair to say that he was playing second fiddle to the story that Wanda Maximoff found herself in. However, the ending of that series saw Paul Bettany’s synthetic being fly off and no one quite knows what has happened to him. Well, Giant Freakin Robot has obtained some exclusive info that looks to set up a Vision series that could give the character his first real starring role.
According to our trusted inside source – the same one that has provided Giant Freakin Robot with multiple confirmed exclusive scoops that have included the reveal that Bruce Wayne’s parents will be evil in Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, Bruce Campbell will appear for a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and that Monica Rambeau will be a main character in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion – a Vision series is currently in development over at Marvel Studios and would be another addition to the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe shows available on the Disney+ streaming platform. Ostensibly, this would give Vision total focus as the lead of the series and would give us a focus on what exactly happens to him after the events of WandaVision.
At the end of WandaVision, Vision’s physical remains had been reanimated and turned into an emotionless tool for the organization S.W.O.R.D. to use as a weapon. However, the magically constructed version of Vision that Wanda created was able to unlock the memory data in the original Vision. This led to him speeding away and that’s the last we have seen of him. Presumably, the Vision series will pick up this specific story thread and explore just how Vision is able to regain his sense of humanity and self.
Frankly, it’s the kind of extremely tantalizing and deep story that begs to be given its own focus. A Vision series, even at a truncated episode order, would allow the character to be given the proper time to deal with such a massive story and change to his character. If not, it is possible that this plotline could be dealt with either off-screen or background as part of a larger story in another series or movie. After the response to WandaVision, it sounds like fans would find that pretty disappointing. Giving Paul Bettany the opportunity to really headline a Marvel story for once would be very welcome, especially since his performance was one of the most celebrated aspects of WandaVision.
We don’t know exactly when the Vision series will kick off in earnest – the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a lot of upcoming shows to deal with – but it sounds like Disney+ has recognized the popularity of the character and want to capitalize on it. We are fully on board with giving Paul Bettany’s Vision his own series and letting him completely own the spotlight for once in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.