Filming on WandaVision has wrapped. Which means Scarlet Witch is shifting gears to help Stephen Strange in Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity. The Marvel movie is predicted to start filming quickly and, whereas Wanda’s involvement within the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues, the fates of the opposite characters on the present cling within the stability.
Superhero tales love nothing greater than resurrecting lifeless characters — be it via retcons, story loopholes, or the odd doppelganger. A comeback is rarely far out of attain if writers get artistic sufficient to tug it off. Imaginative and prescient is a major instance of that. In Avengers: Infinity Struggle, Imaginative and prescient met his finish by the hands of Thanos.
Simply moments earlier than, Imaginative and prescient had satisfied Wanda to destroy the Thoughts Stone (and him within the course of) in a bid to forestall Thanos from accumulating all 5 Infinity Stones. She was profitable, however the Mad Titan used the Time Stone to resurrect Imaginative and prescient, pulling the Thoughts Stone from the superhero’s head and killing him (once more). His return in WandaVision marks a second return to life, however he is probably not lengthy for this warped sitcom world.
All indicators appear to level in the direction of Imaginative and prescient being a figment of Wanda’s creativeness or a bodily manifestation of the altered reality that she (or some depraved villain) created. Within the Wandavision trailer, Imaginative and prescient doesn’t appear to concentrate on what’s occurring or that any of it isn’t actual. When the couple’s neighbors inquire about when he and Wanda moved to Westview and the way lengthy they’ve been married, he stumbles, unable to offer a solution. Later, when he confronts Agatha Harkness, Wanda’s buddy and a fellow witch within the comics, Imaginative and prescient is stunned to study that he’s truly lifeless.
The concept that Imaginative and prescient is just alive inside a made-up world implies that he might stop to exist as soon as the alternate actuality disintegrates. If that occurs, then Imaginative and prescient will die by the top of WandaVision and shouldn’t return in any capability for Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity. His story has been performed out and there’s not a lot left for him to do.
What’s extra, bringing Imaginative and prescient again to life for future MCU movies units a nasty precedent. Character deaths would lose their emotional impression if followers knew that they might be introduced again at any level. What would Wanda study grief and the permanence of loss if Imaginative and prescient retains popping up like a daisy? It’s doable that Imaginative and prescient himself will settle for that his time is up, very like he did in Infinity Struggle. In spite of everything, it’s seemingly that he’ll need to make issues proper as soon as he realizes that the alternate actuality is a pretend (and perhaps so is he).
Until Ultron someway returns to wreak havoc — the AI most likely embedded his code throughout the web — and hijacks Imaginative and prescient’s physique as an improve, then the character shouldn’t get one other probability at life. Wanda wants to maneuver on and she will’t do this if the reminiscence of Imaginative and prescient is continually haunting her. On the very least, WandaVision can provide closure and a extra poignant farewell than the one Imaginative and prescient obtained in Infinity Struggle.
WandaVision premieres on January 15, 2021 on Disney+.