We got the big announcement of the first-ever solo series that’d involve Scarlet Witch and Vision. Disney+ is providing Marvel a way to tell the stories that they never could on the big screen. The supporting characters who totally have the potential to hold their own projects are finally getting them as exclusive series on the upcoming streaming service. Hence, we’re getting The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If?, and Hawkeye.
We’ve been wanting these characters to be explored well on screen and now they finally will be. WandaVision was surely one of the biggest announcements because it will directly lead us into the next Doctor Strange movie. Scarlet Witch will have a presence in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and that’s what led people to ask the question of why exactly will Vision not be in the movie? It wouldn’t make sense for Vision to be back for the show, and then instantly be left behind by Wanda. No, they’re not going to break up because it seems like Vision will actually remain to be in the state that he currently is in, i.e. he’d still be dead!
Now let’s explore how that could end up being the case. We all thought that Wakanda will be involved in Vision’s resurrection since Shuri did upload his consciousness somewhere. But that doesn’t seem to be the case for WandaVision. Apparently, the show could be setting up one of the most infamous storylines involving Scarlet Witch, i.e. House of M. Here’s a premise set by Comicbook.com.
In the “Avengers Disassembled” storyline from 2000s, the Avengers fought Scarlet Witch since she was mind-controlled by Doctor Doom and became a Doomsday weapon for him. Doom used Wanda to “hex” her teammates and that caused She-Hulk to go berserk ultimately killing Vision and her kids. Wanda went crazy after that and started using her reality-altering abilities to attack the Avengers! Hawkeye died, and Doctor Strange was forced to shut her down, using the Eye of Agamotto.
But things don’t end there as instead of being killed off, her father Magneto takes her under his wing using the help of Professor X. They try to fix her, but instead of getting better, her grief actually causes her reality power to go completely out of control. The only way left to stop her was to kill her, but before any of that can happen, Wanda’s abilities explode in a wave which creates an alternate timeline called the “House of M.”
In this world, the X-Men and the Avengers get to choose the lives that they wish to live. This causes Magneto to choose that the Mutants will rule the planet. But the storyline ends with a crazy twist where Wanda does restore the original reality but she wishes to wipe out the X-gene in almost every mutant on Earth. She does that so an event like this doesn’t take place ever.
Well, the WandaVision storyline could follow Marvel’s own way of bringing the House of M Storyline onscreen. Lizzie Olsen told us this show will really define why Wanda is called the Scarlet Witch. That could perhaps mean that her reality-altering powers could finally be introduced in the MCU. Why does Wanda create an alternate reality in the comics? She is depressed over the loss of Vision and her kids because of her. In the MCU, her grief would be over the loss of Vision and her brother Quicksilver instead. So, the moment she figures out that she can alter reality, we could see her create a new one.
In this new MCU reality, Vision would be alive and he may actually be human. She and Vision could perhaps be living a life with their children. This will bring a lot of drama into the mix, as one or two episodes could actually deal with the normal lives of WandaVision in the alternate reality. It’d be like the framework from the fourth season of Agents of SHIELD or perhaps the final season of Lost. And just like those shows, Vision could end up realizing that things aren’t real, and neither is he. That’s probably what could cause the conflict of interests between Vision and Wanda as Vision may actually rebel against what Wanda has done to bring him back.
This is why there hasn’t been any particular revelation for a villain in this story. It’s because there isn’t a villain involved and ultimately it’d be Wanda and Vision who are at conflict. Paul Bettany was asked about Vision’s state at SDCC and he stated that he doesn’t know if he’s truly alive or dead in the series. We all thought that he was telling the truth since he must not have read the script yet. Well, he could have been telling the truth, but in a much different way because if all that we’ve stated above comes true, then Vision won’t know the truth behind his state for a larger part of the story.
This show could be very gripping emotionally. If Wanda does create an alternate timeline, then there would be yet another timeline/reality/universe added into the MCU. Doctor Strange 2 is supposed to introduce us with the Multiverse and MCU’s Multiverse could perhaps be related with all these alternate realities that have been created in Avengers: Endgame and probably will be created in WandaVision. That’s how WandaVision will directly set up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Another piece of info that is running out there is that WandaVision will be set in the 1950s. Well, the House of M reality that Wanda may end up creating could surely take us into that era. That’s how things will seem totally fitting. Since it is an alternate reality, anything could happen. We could see alternate versions of characters and we could totally see Aaron Taylor Johnson’s Pietro Maximoff totally alive and kicking (or perhaps running).
What’s great is that this storyline could also be used to bring the Mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’re all wondering how exactly will the Mutants pop into the MCU all of a sudden. Could it have been the result of the snap, or the blip? Or will they be brought in using the Multiverse? Well, this show could actually lead the mutants into the MCU by using the powers of Scarlet Witch.
While restoring the reality of the MCU, Wanda could realize that she is one of the very first mutants of the MCU. So instead of wishing to wipe out the X-Gene from everyone, like she did in the comics, Marvel could actually have her wish for creating mutants in the MCU. That means, when Wanda revitalizes everything, she also ends up creating the Mutants. It’s tough for us to explain the logistics of that, or perhaps her motivations for doing so, but if the writers do try hard then this could be an amazing way to make the world full of mutants.
Amidst all this major discussion, the part that we haven’t been able to understand is that where exactly will the older Monica Rambeau be present. Well, we should leave that upon Marvel. She could literally pop in from anywhere and be led to play Spectrum. Let’s see what happens.
Here’s the amazing slate that Marvel revealed at SDCC – Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021.