(Warning: Spoilers for Vision's comic storyline below)
All fans have discussions among each other debating which Marvel character we'd most like to see get their own solo movie. Sometimes people say obscure characters or supporting players in other franchises. I'm going to go with the latter and pray to the Marvel Gods that they're listening, and suggest Marvel Studios give this character his own movie in Phase 4.
Before I explain why it would win Oscars — first, here's the reason why it's most likely never going to happen. Marvel Studios make blockbuster movies, and that's awesome. Also, they have a horrible relationship with their Television Department. So, say a movie that doesn't need an extravagant amount of cash — and would work wonderfully as a movie for Netflix — would Marvel Studios allow it with one of their characters that appears in their films? Probably not.
Tom King's Vision is something else entirely in the comic book department — I'd classify it as sci-fi-, horror, and drama (and honestly, I'm not even sure that's right). Moving on — Vision (Android created using Wonder Man's brainwaves) is lonely and creates himself a family. That itself is an interesting concept for a movie, and we're not even to the tip of the iceberg.
Basically, Scarlet Witch gives Vision her brainwaves, and then he goes on to create Virginia (the mom). Vision then creates their children using both of their brains, Viv and Vin. Y'see, Scarlet Witch has had quite a few problems in her rich history at Marvel, and she and Vision couldn't be together after what happened to their children. And now she's kinda digging on Wonder Man (go figure), but she still wants Vision to be happy.
Vision is the type of dad that drags you all over the place and tells you everything will be great. I know that doesn't sound the best, but remember, Vision is a sweet person. If you're familiar with the movies, then you know Vision has immense power, not only physically, but he's one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe. So, just picture three other versions of him, but two of them are going through puberty, and they're also outcasts at school. Oh yeah, Vision creates a dog as well.
All right, Vision is usually off doing something with The Avengers, and the rest of the family are usually left to their own devices. Sounds familiar (in the '50s)? Without going into too much detail, Scarlet Witch has had some issues with her mental health throughout the years. Well, this baddie named Reaper attacked the Visions at their home (because they're Toasters), and Virginia kills him. They buried him in the backyard and all three of them swear not to tell anyone. Virginia is not really right in her head, but she's going to do anything to protect her family. I mean — what's the worst thing that could happen?
Now, I could keep going and explain everything that's happened in the last 10 issues, (and my apologies if you're really into the story), but I think this article would be served best if I just elaborate on the next few major plot points. And if you're really into this story, then feel free to head to your local comic book shop! I'm skipping over some major details in favor of the larger story.
- Vin gets in a fight at school with Viv's science partner.
- Viv walks with the guy that Vin fought, and she feels something real for the first time. Or it's just one of the most beautifully written passages in all of comics.
- Afterwards, Virginia heads over to his father's house to exchange words about how Toasters shouldn't live there. The guy has been blackmailing Virginia about Reaper, and he wants them to leave their home. The guy feels threatened and goes to shoot Virginia, but kills Viv's science partner. Virginia then kills him in hopes of covering everything up.
- Lastly, a lady killed a cat to see the future. She fears that Vision will attack all The Avengers.
- Vision finds out everything and decides to stand by his wife.
- Victor Mancha visits Vision, and things start to heat up (literally).
Sorry, That's All For Now
Sorry, there's still a great amount of story left, but this is the point of the article where we decide if that sounds good enough to make it into a movie, or would this story work better as a mini-series? You have my apologies for not telling you more, but could this be a possibility for Marvel? In lieu of the really major characters (let Marvel TV make movies for certain characters on Netflix), you know that Netflix already has a great chunk of Marvel properties with The Defenders Universe. You know what else would be an awesome mini-series? Black Widow or Hawkeye.
Either way, the sad realization to this article: We'll never be treated to a solo Vision movie. Earlier, I made a claimed that this movie would warrant Oscars, and I'm not backing down from that. There's a surreal creepiness that hovers around each panel as Virginia stares off in the abyss. Vision is forcing a family that's just not normal (is any?) into conformity. Also, the blatant racism of everyone's reactions towards the new family in town is oddly reminiscent of everything that a new kid on the block goes through in suburban America.
Virginia is portrayed the most human of all the Androids, and I could feel her struggle accepting her newfound role as mother of the household. I had an overwhelming feel of claustrophobia (and I was drinking a beer, reading this on a beach. Advice: Don't read comics on a beach if you're looking to communicate with the opposite sex. They don't care how on point your moisturizer game is — you're still the weird, mid-20s guy that's reading a kid's book.)
If I was cruel, I'd go into detail on how Tom King is wrapping the series in the last two issues (I can't wait!), but I'm not. We're a bunch of spoiled, entitled fans that love to bitch about everything. Personally, I wouldn't want it any other way — we spend an enormous amount of time reading stories about our favorite characters, and as time spent together increases, the passion we feel towards these characters increases as well. It's why all fans are partially crazy, and why we should spend our energy on something worthwhile (Like, bugging Marvel about a solo movie for Vision).
So, this definitely wouldn't be a movie about superheroes, but instead, a movie about the harsh truths of life, and the roles that were already picked for us by a society that's extremely comfortable in its way of life. It's a movie that will find out what you're willing to do for a person — not because you owe that person or they're blackmailing you, but simply out of love. There's much more to this movie, but lastly, it's about how far you can be pushed until you push back. Does that really sound like a kid's book?
Check out one of Vision's most badass scenes from Captain America: Civil War in the video below:
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Marvel Comics' Vision: Tom King, Gabriel Walta and Jordie Bellaire