Disney confirmed that a Scarlet Witch and Vision series will be coming to their Disney+ platform.
Not only did Disney confirm the series, but Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision.
— Disney (@Disney) April 11, 2019
The show has been rumored for months with original rumors dating back to last September.
That report from Variety indicated that the show would have a rather large budget and is expected to have six to eight episodes for the first season.
Disney didn’t go into details about what the series could be about, but Elizabeth Olsen has been outspoken about adopting the House of M storyline.
“I would love to [do a standalone], and I would love it to be House of M, which is a comic book series of The Vision and Scarlet Witch having a make-believe family.
She [Wanda] believes she has twin children- she alters her own reality to believe that, but really she has a miscarriage and Vision goes along with it. Then they [Vision and her family] have to tell her that she was make-believing the entire time, and she has a very traumatic experience and screams, and kills all the mutants – but that’s an X-Men story, so we’d have to adjust the ending.”
Olsen would express her interest in the House of M in multiple interviews. She would speak with Digital Spy saying, “We would love to do that. The babies and the fake babies, and her going mad. I would love the opportunity to get to do that.”
In fact, Olsen intimated Bettany was on board with that idea as well, “Paul Bettany and I joke about how much we’d like to do a House of M spin-off. And a real indie version of it.”
While Kevin Feige recently indicated he and Marvel Studios have no plans for the X-Men for a “very long time,” it’s quite possible this Scarlet Witch and The Vision show might open the door to introducing the X-Men through the House of M storyline.
However, Olsen did indicate she wouldn’t mind seeing Michael Fassbender show up as Magneto:
“I don’t think so because we’ve gone so far to create a non-X-Men universe backstory for my character. Now, it’s the reason that we’re connected to the Vision. The Stone is his head is the Stone that gave me my powers so we’ve really just kind of leaned into the Stones, I feel like. So, I don’t think so, but if they’re like a Michael Fassbender being my daddy crossover, I would say, ‘Yes, please.’ I love Michael Fassbender.”
In fact, the storyline might even be hinted at in Avengers: Endgame as a casting call for the film announced they were looking for two-year-old twin boys that could be the children of Scarlet Witch and The Vision.
Are you excited for a Scarlet Witch and The Vision TV series with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany?