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Jac Schaeffer Discusses the Future of WandaVision’s White Vision in the MCU

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It’s coming up to one week since WandaVision‘s final episode premiered on Disney+. The finale gave fans answers to a lot of their questions but also left us with a few new ones to ponder on. One of the biggest mysteries is what happened to White Vision?

During the post-credit scene of episode 8, S.W.O.R.D. director, Tyler Hayward, finally revealed his hand, when he brought Vision’s body back to life using some of Wanda’s chaos magic.

White Vision

While fans may have anticipated that the two versions of Vision would spend most of the final episode fighting to the death, the outcome was quite different. After spending some time fighting a battle that neither Vision seemed to be winning, they settled their duel with a logic-based riddle using the “Ship of Theseus” philosophical thought experiment.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, WandaVision executive producer and head writer, Jac Schaeffer, discussed the thought process behind ending the battle the way that they chose.

It wasn’t about the directive of, where do we leave White Vision? That wasn’t the focus. The focus was, how do you resolve the problem of two Visions fighting each other? Where does that end? They’ll just be fighting each other until the end of time. It became clear to us that it’s got to be a logic battle, right? You’ve got two Synthezoids with the exact same programming. It’s going to come down to logic.

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Schaeffer also revealed that the idea of using the “Ship of Theseus” as a way to end the fight was thought up by Captain Marvel 2 writer Megan McDonnell.

The Vision inside the hex, we call him Soul Vision, we wanted Soul Vision to win based on something that was not only incredibly crafty and indicative of his extreme level of intelligence, but also was aligned with his journey, which is one of identity. So, he’s only thought of himself as Vision this whole story. He hasn’t been born that long. It’s been a couple days. For him to surrender that authentically to his original self, I guess, it just seemed really beautiful and very smart and we loved it. And the idea of the ship of Theseus is actually Megan McDonnell, one of the other writers in the room who’s writing Captain Marvel 2, she stumbled upon that thought experiment and had to explain it to us, like, eight times. We were still like, ‘Wait, what is the thing?’

The writer also touched on White Vision’s future in the MCU. By the end of episode 9 of WandaVision fans were left wondering where he went after he flew out of the Hex and wasn’t seen again.

The way that we approached it is he’s not– He has the data, but that’s not her guy. That’s not the father of her children. That’s not the man that she’s been in the sitcom world with. At bare minimum, White Vision? Not funny. I don’t know where the characters are going to go, and in the superhero space, I relish that the storylines, like, you’re like, ‘Well, that can continue.’ But that it’s going to be something different. The Vision that she said goodbye to, that’s a complete goodbye. That’s a period on that sentence.

While it’s unclear if we will see White Vision again in the MCU, his disappearance is obviously a loose end that Marvel Studios will have to tie up at some point in the future. What is clear, however, is that the memories that the Hex’s version of Vision managed to restore in White Vision’s memory banks won’t change the fact that this isn’t the Vision we have known previously in the MCU.

You can watch all nine episodes of WandaVision on Disney+. If you’re going to miss your regular MCU fix this week before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier releases next Friday, you can watch Assembled: The Making of WandaVision on Disney+ tomorrow.

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Formerly the Social Media Manager and a writer for TrueAchievements (the world's leading Xbox website) and now attempting to use some of what I learned on a new project. Lover of most MCU films and TV shows, football, gaming and tech.

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