Avengers' Scarlet Witch and Vision spin-off secures familiar face

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany speak on stage during ACE Comic Con at WaMu Theature on June 23, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.

With the popularity of Marvel Studios’ Avengers, two characters are now set to venture into the realm of television.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is bigger than ever and had its most successful year yet in 2018 with the release of Ryan Coogler’s critically lauded Black Panther, and of course the culmination of it all; Avengers: Infinity War. With these two efforts in particular, the studio has not only shown they are the most ambitious heavy-hitters in Hollywood, but have raised expectations which they have continued to meet ever since the release of 2008’s Iron Man.

Many of the characters present in last year’s Avengers have their own stand-alone films, so personal investment in each of them had already been established long before the narrative began. Stakes are higher than ever for the 2019 follow up, Avengers: Endgame, perhaps the most anticipated film of the year, despite competition from Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set to conclude the new trilogy.

Although we feel a certain attachment to almost all of the characters which fought for the universe in Avengers: Infinity War, the MCU has always taken the extra step to ensure that each character has their own journey outside of the Avengers. The last two entries really left fans wanting more from Scarlet Witch and Vision, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany; the chemistry between them has resonated with many of us, and a deeper exploration of their complex relationship certainly warrants its own cinematic outing. However, it seems that the characters demand even more, and will receive their very own TV series.

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The Vision and the Scarlet Witch received two limited series from Marvel Comics in the 1980s, with the first volume published in 1982 and the second in 1985, with sixteen issues in total. Fans are already excited at plans to adapt the source material, and subsequent news has certainly stimulated intrigue. The individual believed to be in charge of the show is Jac Schaeffer. Sound familiar? He’s one of the writers on the upcoming film Captain Marvel, and will be writing the pilot for the series and executive producing if it is greenlit; not that the studio should have trouble getting this off the ground. 

So, it looks like a Scarlet Witch and Vision series is in the pipeline, and with news like this, it’s hard not to anticipate it, even in such an early stage of development. We can expect a romantic, explosive and dramatic journey to embark on when the two characters hit streaming service Disney+ in the future; at least that’s the plan. More news is likely to follow, and if you’re interested in the MCU, check out this exciting Black Panther news right here!

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