Gruesome WandaVision concept art shows alternate Vision autopsy

(Paul Bettany)

From the very beginning, WandaVision was shrouded in mystery as to how Vision (Paul Bettany) came back to the living in Westview, New Jersey, after being brutally killed by mad Titan Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.

We would later learn that Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), now the Scarlet Witch, resurrected him by using Chaos Magic and the sliver of Mind Stone that resides in her. The “real” Vision had been callously torn apart by Agents of S.W.O.R.D. and then repurposed as a weapon, White Vision. 

While we don’t know what Marvel Studios has in time for the android hero who flew away at the end of WandaVision, concept artist Phil Saunders has revealed some jaw-dropping designs for that somber autopsy scene. 

“I was looking to humanize him as much as possible,” he explains in the Instagram post below, “so tried to create an analog to a traditional autopsy, with bionic organs that mimicked human anatomy.”

“This one was a little more dehumanizing,” Saunders says of the second piece of artwork. “I imagined if they were dissecting him to see how he worked, they might try to keep each component relative to each other in a sort of ‘exploded view’ using rods to keep the layers suspended. I thought it felt really cool and robotic, but the showrunners wanted something even more alienating.” Look below:

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This sequence paid homage to a memorable comic book moment in the pages of West Coast Avengers, and it’s that series we can look to for context on where The Vision’s story could be heading.

There is chatter that Disney+’s Armor Wars is where the White Vision will return, though there’s every chance he could be part of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness given the Scarlet Witch’s role in the sequel.

We shall see.

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The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor.