“Vision Quest,” a new Marvel Studios series focusing on Paul Bettany’s title android superhero character, is in the works at Disney+, TheWrap has learned. The series, along with “Agatha: House of Harkness,” marks the second spinoff show based on the popular “WandaVision.”
The show is set to open a writers room next week, and will focus on Vision’s attempts to regain his memory and humanity. The character made his last appearance in the eponymous “WandaVision,” which was set after his death in “Avengers: Infinity War” and showed him as a projection of Wanda Maximoff’s (Elizabeth Olsen) grief.
Toward the end of “WandaVision,” the so-called White Vision was employed as a weapon to destroy Wanda, the fake Vision and their creation of the Westview anomaly. Given the fact that the character has experienced a “rebirth” of sorts, the series is likely to pick up in the aftermath of the show’s finale, which saw him fly away after Wanda granted him the memories and data of his past life.
As with the greenlit “Agatha: House of Harkness” starring Kathryn Hahn, “Vision Quest” will be led by “WandaVision” creator, writer and executive producer Jac Schaeffer.
“WandaVision” scored more than 20 Emmy nominations in 2021, including nods for series leads Bettany and Olsen. The drama-sitcom hybrid series ultimately won three Emmys overall.
Bettany was recently seen in the Emmy-nominated “A Very British Scandal” opposite Claire Foy. In 2021, he also lent his voice to Marvel’s “What If…?” as Stark Industries’ trusty AI Jarvis. Last month it was announced that the actor had joined Tom Hanks and Robin Wright in Miramax’s “Here,” to be directed by Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis and written by Oscar-winning scribe Eric Roth. Bettany also starred and co-wrote the script for the upcoming Miramax pandemic dramedy “Harvest Moon.” The actor will also star as pop art legend Andy Warhol in Broadway’s forthcoming “The Collaboration,” which is also getting a film adaptation featuring Jeremy Pope as neo-expressionist pioneer Jean-Michel Basquiat.