Marvel fans who a familiar with Vision remember how in most of the 80s the character had a very different appearance than he normally does. In the comics, Vision was captured and disassembled by villains led by Immortus, and when he came back and was part of the West Coast Avengers; he had a white costume.
That’s really the only real different design the character has had in his existence, but thanks to the West Coast Avengers’ popularity in the 80s; it became a fan favorite version of the character. So much so, that Marvel fans have long wanted to see that version on the big screen. Some people even made fake Avengers: Endgame concept art of the White Vision in the hopes he’d appear that way in the movie.
Well, if this rumor is true we’ll at last see that version on screen. This week
I learned that the White Vision may appear in some way in WandaVision. It’s not known if it’s part of Wanda’s hallucinatory dream world that makes up the series, or if he does come back to life and is the White Vision when he does.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Marvel Studios has had that version of the character on their mind. He almost appeared that way in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Entertainment Weekly spoke to Ryan Meinerding last year and explained:
For Vision, played by Paul Bettany in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Meinerding remembers drafting several possible looks for the android, including one with a gold faceplate and graying body. That design nearly became the character’s final look before the producers settled on a more classic appearance.
“[Director] Joss [Whedon] really wanted Vision to stay human-colored,” Meinerding says. “He really wanted him to look like Paul Bettany with the bit of styling on him, and when we did versions of that, it seemed hard to make that look cool and interesting.”
It’ll be interesting to see if they go back to Ryan’s Age of Ultron design for the White Vision, or if they update and modify it. It wouldn’t be the first time that an old design resurfaces, as the red and black Spider-Man suit in Far From Home was very similar to a concept done for Homecoming.
WandaVision is shaping up to be a very major part of Phase 4 establishing things that could have a lasting effect on the MCU. It’s going to be one that fans won’t want to miss when it debuts in 2021.