Marvel recently announced a new Marvel series for Disney+ is going underway that will include Jac Schaeffer as lead writer and producer. Although it is not confirmed yet, there are rumors that the title could be Vision Quest and consists of a Wandavision (2021) spin-off. The star of this upcoming series will be Paul Bettany as Vision, he will reprise this role again. There could be a potential return of Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff or Scarlet Witch, despite seeing her almost dying in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Vision Quest is also the name of an Avenger story focused on the android. According to the details Marvel gave to the fans, there is not an official release date yet.
Since there is neither plot nor a trailer yet, the title comes from the story written by John Bryne “Vision Quest” which was developed in the Marvel West Coast Avengers comic book from page #42 through #52, in the comic we see “Vision Quest” elements such as our main character’s body disassembled and the introduction of the ghostly “White Vision”. Still, Marvel has not said more information about this project, so it is not yet confirmed that the series will be adapted to Bryne’s comic book since there is also the possibility that it could be another story.
Many fans have been wondering what story it could be, so here are some Vision comics that may become a series. In 1994, Marvel published a sequel miniseries by John Bryne’s West Coast Avengers published in 1989. This story was called Vision by Bob Harras, the comic features the White Vision who explores the United States seeking to reprogram his capacity for feeling empathy and warmth.
In this story, Vision adopts the name “Victor Shade” who travels between New Orleans and Chicago as a detective and he also runs a detective agency before meeting the Avengers again. In this comic book, the villain is a hot-headed Vision from another Earth, known as Anti-Vision whose only mission is to murder our superhero in order to steal his superior intelligence. The story ends with White Vision’s mind swapped into the body of Anti-Vision, restoring Vision to his normal self.
If we rewind, Vision has one of the infinity stones, specifically The Mind Stone which Thanos acquires in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) by killing Vision in Wakanda. The character also appears in 2021’s Wandavision as one of the main characters. Wandavision is set after the Avengers: Endgame events, when we already know Vision is dead, Wanda is behind a scheme, and Vision starts to everything is not as it seems. The next Marvel and Disney+ series could go along the same lines as Wandavision.
Is Vision Quest fundamental for what is left of Phase Four and the beginning of Phase Five? Phase Five will start next year with the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, besides Marvel studio head Kevin Feige declared this era as “The Multiverse Saga” which means all storylines will conclude in 2026 with the biggest superhero ever, Avengers: Secret Wars. Vision Quest is setting up a battle between Visions. This spin-off could be a restoration of the characters, meaning Vision Quest will be fundamental for the MCU’s (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Phase Five, since it will be important for Marvel’s grand plans for the multiverse.
Even though in the actual storyline, Vision is not alive, it is still one of the most important superheroes in the MCU and also it is a very powerful Avenger. The Marvel Universe needs him, but first, Vision must restore himself again in order to know who he is.