WandaVision Teases How Vision Can Live On In MCU Phase 4
WandaVision episode 3 sees someone expelled from the sitcom reality of Westview — offering a subtle hint that Vision could survive to rejoin the MCU.
WandaVision’s latest episode pulled back more of the curtain on Westview — and subtly teased how Vision could return fully to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The inaugural Marvel Disney+ series saw Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their titular superhero roles. Picking up in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, the show followed Scarlet Witch and Vision as they embarked on a new, suburban life. Settling in the town of Westview, it was soon made clear that all was not as it seemed. One of the biggest questions, from the outset, was how Vision was even alive after the events of Avengers: Infinity War?
The full extent of his resurrection has yet to be revealed. Whatever the cause, Vision’s return sparked a follow-up query: Would his MCU journey continue after WandaVision? The character’s fate has remained as shrouded in mystery as everything else. However, the latest installment served to offer a hint as to how Vision could carry on beyond the show’s nine-episode run. That hint came courtesy of the latest threat to Wanda’s domestic bliss. Simultaneously, both Vision and Wanda learned that there was an outsider in their midst. As a result, the ending of WandaVision episode 3 saw “Geraldine” forcefully expelled from the sitcom reality and back into the MCU’s real world. Apart from a bumpy landing and a militaristic welcome, she was completely unchanged. And that very fact could be the key to Vision’s future.
It’s already known that “Geraldine” is, in fact, a grown-up version of Captain Marvel’s Monica Rambeau. As emphasized by her necklace, she’s an agent of S.W.O.R.D that had been sent to investigate Wanda’s strange new world. Like everybody else who ventured through the barrier, though, Monica immediately succumbed to the sitcom spell. Similar to the S.W.O.R.D helicopter that was turned into a toy – and the other agent whose hazmat suit became a beekeeper outfit – Monica was transformed into Geraldine. Both Herb and Agnes stated that “Geraldine” didn’t belong and had no home. However, that transformation clearly included clothes, a job, and characterization within the community.
The ending of WandaVision episode 3 also offered a glimpse at the real Westview. It was cordoned off and depicted as in a state of almost ghost-town disrepair. As such, there being a vintage boutique for the entire town to acquire an endless wardrobe seemed unlikely. In keeping with everything else in the town, the clothing was most probably a projection or manifestation of the magic at work. Whether by Wanda’s hand or some as-yet unrevealed force, it was all part of the illusion created within the bubble reality.
That idea was supported by fish imagery on Geraldine’s clothing. After all, Monica Rameau was raised in Louisana, where fishing would’ve been a prominent pastime. Therefore, much of “Geraldine” was conjured by and reflected Monica’s own subconscious. However, the clothing being a manifestation made it ever more curious when “Geraldine” was ejected. As she hit the ground, her 70s attire remained the same. There was no regression to whatever Monica wore when she first breached the mysterious barrier, or anything else. Unlike when people go into the realm, nothing magically changed when she left — meaning that whatever’s created within can also remain in existence outside the bubble.
That would have immense implications for the similarly-manifested Vision (and even the twins Tommy and Billy). The comics and established MCU formula dictate that some kind of emotional tragedy or sacrificial act awaits. That would likely take the form of Wanda having to let her fantasy life (and fabricated loved ones) go for the sake of herself and the world. However, the new information teases that there’s at least a glimmer of hope. However remote, there’s a chance that some (or even all) of Wanda’s new family could remain tangible within the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of WandaVision. That fact will surely delight (and further intrigue) fans eager for Vision’s journey to continue — as well as Tommy and Billy to adopt their Speed and Wiccan mantles among the Young Avengers.