It wasn’t long ago that Marvel and Disney revealed the Scarlet Witch mini-series, coming to Disney’s exclusive streaming service. The series connects to the MCU, with Elizabeth Olsen set to reprise her role. Though the overall direction of the series remains a mystery. In the comics, the Scarlet Witch is a complicated character, thanks in no small part to her connection to the mutant side of the Marvel Universe. So several possibilities exist. Still, one question hung over the series from the beginning: what role would Vision play in it, if any? Well, new reports suggest that Paul Bettany’s portrayal of the character will feature in the series.
The exact magnitude of Vision’s role is up in the air. Anyone who watches the movies knows that the two characters are romantically linked. This is a major facet of the characters in terms of comic book lore, as well. Indeed, the history of Scarlet Witch and the Vision is a long and winding one. It also involves Wonder Man to a not-insignificant degree, and that character is still absent from the MCU at this time. So, will Vision feature heavily? Most fans probably hope he does. It doesn’t appear likely for such a significant character in Wanda’s life to be a mere cameo. And his presence does imply that the series takes place after the death of her brother. So it likely isn’t a look at her past.
Another question, of course, is how the series fits into the timeline. By the time this series premieres, Avengers 4 will have dropped. It’s extremely likely that one or both characters return from the dead. But if only one of them does, it’s more probable that it be Scarlet Witch, which would resign Vision to some manner of cameo via flashback. Of course, it’s entirely likely that every character killed during the events of Avengers: Infinity War will return. Disney and Marvel are also working on a Winter Soldier/Falcon team-up mini-series. Seeing as both characters were erased in the film, one shouldn’t rule out the possibility.
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