Just recently we learned that the upcoming Disney+ series would actually be titled Vision And The Scarlet Witch, despite the initial reports that the upcoming mini-series would simply be a Scarlet Witch solo series. Though some might wonder why The Vision is getting top billing after those initial reports, it’s clearly a nod to the title of the duos two limited series from the 80s. Though it’s unlikely that the series will draw inspiration from the first volume of The Vision And Scarlet Witch, it’s entirely possible it might be inspired by the second volume from 1985 which has actually played a key role in Wanda Maximoff’s story in the recent years.
In the second volume, which was very self-contained and more of a family drama than superhero title, Wanda Maximoff becomes pregnant by magical means and gives birth to two sons. However, during his run of West Coast Avengers, writer John Byrne had the two children erased from existence. That was until the events of Avengers: Disassembled, House Of M and Decimation where Wanda discovers that her memories of having the two children had gone missing and attempts to restore her children to life. The events that follow are a lot to dive into, so we’re not going to get into that but the aftermath included the introduction of Wiccan and Speed who turn out to be the reincarnated children of The Vision and Scarlet Witch.
But in order to see how they might be drawing from that series for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we are going to need to rewind for a moment here. In November of 2017, a casting call started making the rounds seeking identical twins during the filming of Avengers: Endgame. The screen time would be minimal but with the film rumored to begin some years after the end of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s been some speculation that these twins were being cast for the future sequence as children for some of these heroes. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if Tony Stark has a kid of his own, which was seemingly hinted at during the previous film, I’d lean towards it being more likely that The Vision and Scarlet Witch are parents when we see them in the future as a nod to their comic history. While this possibility could simply be a cool nod for fans, something we saw earlier this year leads me to believe otherwise.
Speaking with Kevin Feige at the press junket for Ant-Man And The Wasp earlier this year, I asked him about Cassie Lang’s desire to be a hero like her father that was hinted at in the film. While I obviously couldn’t get any indication of them directly looking to set up the Young Avengers, which Cassie Lang is a member of in the comics, he did comment that they are “planting seeds” for that possibility. If you’re unfamiliar with the title, Young Avengers was a comic book series written by Wonder Woman scribe Allan Heinberg that launched in 2005. The early incarnation of the team was comprised of Elijah Bradley aka Patriot (who nearly appeared in the Ryan Coogler directed Black Panther), Iron Lad, Hulkling, Kate Bishop, Cassie Lang aka Stature, The Vision, Wiccan, and Speed. Noticing something here?
When it comes down to it, this is simply a theory at the end of the day. However, there’s a number of factors here that really do seem to indicate that Marvel Studios does have an interest in bringing the Young Avengers to the big screen and what better way to introduce two of them than the Disney+ series? Much like the events that we saw in the comics that led to Wiccan and Speed being introduced, perhaps an echo of that memory from the potential future sequence in Avengers: Endgame will play a hand in the series. However, with the film being five months away and no details regarding the series being available at the current time, we’re just going to have to speculate about possibilities for the time being. Would you like to see Vision And The Scarlet Witch introduce Wiccan and Speed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Does a Young Avengers film interest you? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.
Hasbro Officially Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Action Figures, Dolls & More
Action figures, LEGO sets, dolls, and more have been revealed for Marvel Studios’ next Phase 3 film, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson.
Following the release of the new trailer, Hasbro has revealed the first look at Captain Marvel’s tie-in material that will start hitting shelves in January. Hasbro’s Marvel Legends action figure priced at $19.99 will feature swappable parts, which will include Captain Marvel’s Mohawk helmet. Hasbro will also be releasing a “Photo Power FX Glove” and an 11.5-inch doll. LEGO will be releasing a new set titled, “The Skrull Attack,” which includes the Quinjet along with mini figurines of Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, Talos, and Goose; the set will cost $29.99.
You can check out the merchandise in the gallery below:
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.