WandaVision Reportedly Based On Marvel’s Vision Quest Story

WandaVision, coming soon to Disney+, will reportedly take inspiration from John Byrne's "Vision Quest" while maintaining ties to the MCU.
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WandaVision, starring Paul Bettany and  Elizabeth Olsen as they reprise their roles from the MCU films, is one of many American TV shows that are being developed for Disney+ by Marvel Studios. Others include The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston, and Hawkeye, starring Jeremy Renner. Not to mention newcomers Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight.

The goal of all these TV shows is to keep taking advantage of the great success obtained by Disney+’s flagship 2019 TV show, The Mandalorian, which takes place in the Star Wars cinematic universe, and also the amazing success of the 23 movies that comprise the MCU, which obviously includes Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing box office movie in the history of cinema. 


It also tangentially includes other Marvel TV shows that premiered on Hulu and Netflix, such as Runaways, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Defenders. Despite the entirety of the film and television industry experiencing pandemic-related setbacks, WandaVision is currently set to premiere on December 2020, on the above-mentioned Disney’s streaming platform Disney+. 

What Stories Will WandaVision Tackle?

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Thanks to a documentary called “Expanding the Universe” that aired this year on Disney+, we now know that the TV show will be based on several famous comic book runs. Some of these include House of M, the Vision run by Tom King, The Scarlet Witch run by James Robinson, and The Vision and The Scarlet Witch.

Further reporting by Murphy’s Multiverse states that WandaVision will actually be loosely based on “Vision Quest.” In that story, Vision disappears from the West Coast Avengers’ base of operations and Wanda goes looking for him – hence the Quest from the title. This collection of issues comes from the West Coast Avengers run by John Byrne.

As the story progresses over 8 issues, Wanda finds out that Vision got kidnapped by a multinational company called Vigilance, which completely disassembled him and wiped his memory completely. This makes him not remember anything of their life together, which is something she seeks to fix.

Thanks to the trailer that was shown at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we were able to see some of these elements, but obviously not all of the storyline will be included on the first season, so we will have to just wait and see how this TV show’s plot plays out. Either way, fans from around the world are excited to tune in and find out.

Do you think “Vision Quest” makes sense for WandaVision? How do you think it will tie into the larger MCU? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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