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Will We Ever See White Vision In The MCU Again?

Contains spoilers for WandaVision

Of all the big reveals in Marvel's WandaVision, one sticks out as the most visually striking and emotionally sucker punchy: White Vision a.k.a. Pale Bettany. 

As the series ramped up to its dramatic conclusion, fans were treated to the emotional trauma of learning that Vision's body had been disassembled and reassembled over and over again for five years in S.W.O.R.D.'s pursuit of a more perfect vibranium brain laser guy. The result was a FrankenVision calling back to the classic 1980s VisionQuest storyline from the comics — one without the original version's memories, feelings, or compulsion to speak exclusively in original sonnets. Also, he was white.

In WandaVision's final episode, White Vision has his memories unlocked by Wanda's pretend Vision. "I am Vision," he helpfully states, and like so many troubled heroes before him, flies off into the skylight.

And that was it. No follow-up — not so much as a post-credit sequence alluding to potential upcoming storylines where White Vision regains his personality or tries to find suitable sunscreen. He's just gone. WandaVision head writer and executive producer Jac Schaeffer was clear about why that was in a recent interview with Screen Crush — "That's not the one that she said goodbye to on a hill in Wakanda. That's the body and the data. So for the purposes of me and my job on the show, and what I focus on, where he ends up is an afterthought to the story proper" (via CinemaBlend).

But for the purposes of people who want more White Vision in their lives, where White Vision ends up is very much a now-thought. Will we be seeing more of his soulless, desaturated countenance in days to come? It's early days, but all signs point to "probably."

There's no more White Vision in sight ... for now

First off, it's important to remember that Vision has been one of the MCU's best late entries ever since he soliloquied into our hearts during Age of Ultron. Fans love him, and Bettany seems enthusiastic about keeping the story going for as long as the paychecks clear. "I love Vision. Yes, I'm in," he told Esquire recently when asked if he'd keep playing the character forever — so there's no real reason for Marvel to throw the synthezoid out now.

What's more, the studio has plenty of comic book backstory to draw from if they want to explore Vision's potential return to his former self. The desaturated version of the character had a long journey recuperating from his deconstruction, including a stint disguised as a regular dude called Victor Shade as he tried to re-learn how to be a human being. Combine that with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's newly ignited love affair with the Multiverse, and there are literally limitless ways for Vision to return in one form or another.

More than that, the "robot strives for humanity" story is a science fiction classic for a reason, and it's one that would fit into the MCU perfectly. It gives the audience a prefab fish out of water to root for, while opening the door for conversations about the nature of morality and emotion. A Marvel universe that leaves White Vision wandering and unseen indefinitely would be an enormous waste of potential. In short, it stands to reason that he'll say hello again.