‘WandaVision’ to Reportedly be Loosely Based on John Byrne’s “Vision Quest”
While Marvel Studios WandaVision is still on track to hit Disney+ later this year. Not much is known on the plot of series. Well a new report has surfaced possibly giving insight to the shows story inspiration.
According to Murphy’s Multiverse, a subplot of the series will be “very loosely based on” John Byrne’s run on West Coast Avengers, currently in a collected edition run called Vision Quest, that saw the Vision go missing, with Wanda later learning that he was taken, stripped down, and wiped of all his memories. That led to the introduction of a greyed out Vision, a concept we know Marvel Studios has considered in the past.
The site explains that a part of the subplot has Wanda playing puzzle as she is trying to reassemble Vision after his parts have been scattered around the world.
As mentioned earlier not much is known on the project but thanks to the Disney+ special Expanding the Universe, we know that House of M, Tom King’s Vision, James Robinson’s Scarlet Witch and the 1985 limited series The Vision and The Scarlet Witch are among the comics where WandaVision will draw inspiration.
Bettany reprises the role of Vision and Elizabeth Olsen returns to her role of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, as they become the perfect married 50’s, nuclear family. Teyonah Parris will also appear on the series as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to fans in Captain Marvel. Kathryn Hahn is playing a nosey neighbor reportedly named Agatha. Josh Stamberg will also appear alongside Randall Park as secret agents.
According to previous reports Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch was on set for the last week of filming for WandaVision, which lines up with another story reported stating longtime Doctor Strange villain Nightmare would be the antagonist for the series, as well as Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige previously stating the film will lead directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Earlier this year, Evan Peters (American Horror Story) was announced to have joined the series last summer in an unknown but a key role and shot his scenes towards the end of last year. Fans are now speculating what his role could be; the popular but least likely guess is Wanda’s brother Pietro aka Quicksilver, a role he played in Fox’s X-Men universe and was played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The series is also rumored to have shot in front of a live studio audience, and will pay homage to the multi-camera sitcom comedies throughout television history, including I Love Lucy. Funny enough a lot of these reports regarding WandaVision has come from Murphy’s Multiverse, so this news has some weight to it.
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse