WandaVision has fans curious about White Vision, so let’s get the episode 8 post-credits sequence explained as fans react on Twitter.
WandaVision continues to demand the attention of MCU fans over on Disney+ and the penultimate episode delivered a string of surprises.
Much like the previous, episode 8 gave audiences a post-credits scene to digest, which presented us with SWORD’s acting director – Tyler Hayward (played by Josh Stamberg) – in a base outside of the Hex.
A soldier mysteriously informs him that something is ready for launch and we are told that the organisation has made many attempts to put this certain something back together, to no avail. However, we learn that a power “directly from the source” has made their latest attempt a success.
Chaos magic is gathered from one of the Stark Industries drones from episode 5 and enables a white figure being able to power on at long last.
The exciting new addition has arrived and will surely play a significant role in the finale, so let’s get WandaVision’s White Vision explained.
WandaVision: White Vision explained
This much-discussed post-credits sequence revealed that White Vision is the result of Project Cataract, which was teased in episode 6 when Darcy penetrated SWORD’s database to discover secret files.
Relating back to episode 5, the organisation was conducting experiments on Vision’s corpse when Wanda appeared to reclaim him. However, a recent flashback reveals that the footage of Wanda storming the facility had been altered.
In reality, Wanda didn’t take Vision by force; it turns out that she couldn’t detect his presence in the laboratory. Nevertheless, the result was that Hayward could keep control of Vision’s body and progress with his experiments.
The difference in appearance makes sense, as White Vision appears in the comics, although sometimes referred to as Gray Vision. However, we’ve already seen a grey Vision in the MCU, as this is the colour he turned when Thanos stole the Mind Stone from him in Avengers: Infinity War. Taking this into account, making him White arguably ensures there is no confusion.
As noted by Tech Radar, this new version of Vision dates back to the 1989 comic arc called ‘Vision Quest’. In it, the character was taken by a rogue government, helmed by Cameron Brock, whom Hayward is likely inspired by.
Fortunately, the Avengers rescued Vision’s remains and he was reassembled, although without colours to symbolise the absence of emotion. This is because Simon Williams – aka Wonder Man – refused to resurrect Vision’s personality as his own brainwaves were used without consent to sculpt Vision’s interior.
As for WandaVision’s plans for White Vision, we’ll simply have to wait and see.
Did Paul Bettany tease White Vision?
Speaking with Esquire ahead of the episode 8 premiere, Vision actor Paul Bettany teased something big to come:
“This is the theory that says there is some mysterious Avenger who is going to appear in WandaVision, and people seem to think that mysterious Avenger is Doctor Strange. Truth is, of all of the characters that we were trying to keep secret, a lot of them got out through leaks. There is one character that has not been revealed and it is very exciting…”
He continued: “… it’s an actor I’ve longed to work with all of my life. We have some amazing scenes together, and the chemistry between us is, I think, extraordinary, and it was just fireworks on set. So I’m really excited for people to see that stuff.”
It looks like Paul may have been having some very tongue-in-cheek fun with this one.
Fans react to WandaVision episode 8 post-credits
In the wake of the White Vision reveal, some fans have flocked to Twitter to weigh in their thoughts and initial reactions.
Check out a selection of tweets:
In other news, let’s explore Wanda’s powers.