Now that Phase 5 of the MCU starts soon, Marvel needs to make sure to avoid a mistake they made in Phase 2 with Coulson in it Agents of SHIELD. With so many characters and storylines across so many different movies and TV shows, it can be hard to keep track of all the characters and things can easily slip through the cracks. Unfortunately, this means that some major plot points don’t get the attention they deserve.
Marvel’s TV show Agents of SHIELD came out in 2013 during Phase 2 of the MCU. It was released after The Avengers and is about a team of SHIELD agents led by senior SHIELD agent Phil Coulson. Coulson was killed in The Avengers, and his death served as inspiration for the Avengers to finally come together and defeat Loki in the final battle for New York. He was later revived off-screen, but the MCU can’t make the same revival mistake again.
Vision’s return cannot be ignored like Coulson’s was
Vision was murdered by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and was later revived by Wanda during her grief and the US government in WandaVision. Since WandaVision was Marvel’s first TV show on Disney +, Vision’s return is also contained in a TV show so far. Marvel needs to address Vision’s resurrection as part of their cinematic narrative, both in the emotional form Wanda brought back and in the form of White Vision. When Coulson was killed by Loki in The Avengershis death remained permanently in the eyes of audiences who only go to see the movies, robbing both his death and resurrection of their emotional impact.
Which MCU movie could vision appear in next?
Marvel has several upcoming movies, and if Vision’s return is to be addressed in one of them, as it should, an intriguing possibility would be Avengers: Kang Dynasty. To beat a villain as powerful as Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror, Vision would be an asset to the New Avengers. Another potential place Vision could appear is in the future Tank wars movie. Since the Vision was originally so closely tied to Stark and his technology, a film dealing with the same could see the MCU’s synthezoid return to the big screen.
But even if he doesn’t appear on the big screen any time soon, Vision will definitely return in WandaVision spin off Vision Quest. The show could potentially answer questions fans were left with after seeing the Vision fly in WandaVision and Wanda buried under rubble at the end of Dr. Strange In The Multiverse of Madness. While a series that answers lingering questions is nice, Marvel has to address such a big plot point on the big screen in Phase 5 of the MCU as well.
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