There is undoubtedly a lot of pressure on the first Marvel show of the year to perform well. Fortunately, so far, WandaVision does not disappoint. In episode 8, viewers get to know the origin of the witch Agatha Harkness, and Wanda is forced to delve into her painful past.
Both Agatha and the viewers learn the tragic truth of how she ended up creating the Dick Van Dyke version of Westview and brings Vision back to life. The penultimate episode definitely leaves us with great expectations for the final reckoning.
Yet, all the unraveling and revelations aside, it’s the post-credit scene that makes our toes curl in anticipation of the final episode.
Who is Wonder Man?
The confusion/curiosity of freshly-minted Marvel Fans, as well as movie-specific fans regarding Wonder Man is no surprise. This Avenger/Superhero has yet to make an appearance in MCU despite making his comic debut all the way back in 1964. Before he became Wonder Man, Simon Williams was a businessman with an advanced degree in electrical engineering.
He manages to avoid jail for embezzling funds from his family business thanks to the influence of the Masters of Evil. Instead, he pays another price by agreeing to undergo experiments that infuse him with ionic energies thus giving birth to Wonder Man.
As a superhero, Wonder Man has super strength and invulnerability along with the ability to fly. He was also instrumental in founding the West Coast Avengers and Iron Man’s Force Works. Despite having a recurring appearance in the comics, Wonder Man simply never seemed to have made it to the big screen (yet).
What is the connection between Wonder Man and The Vision?
In the comics, The Vision was actually created using Wonder Man’s brain patterns. Basically, Wonder Man plays a key role in forming The Vision’s personality and who he is. Of course, this does not happen in the movies since Tony Stark and Bruce Banner upload Ultron’s upgraded synthetic body with J.A.R.V.I.S instead. If we are to go by the movies, then The Vision is a combination of J.A.R.V.I.S, Ultron, and the Mind Stone.
In WandaVision, there has been no sign of Wonder Man as of yet and we will only know if Wonder Man will make an appearance in the last episode. It’s unlikely that Wonder Man is going to be involved in the reanimation of The Vision or even contribute to the one that Wanda made in Westview. There are two reasons for the deep speculation regarding Wonder Man’s appearance.
First is that fans noticed his poster in the background over Jac Schaffer’s shoulder and second is that in the comics, the Scarlet Witch requires Wonder Man’s brain patterns to restore The Vision. Since the show is clearly far away from the Comic arc, we can consider the second reason redundant.
Will Wonder Man make an appearance in WandaVision?
Another speculation that has yet to be confirmed is whether Wonder Man will make an appearance in the last episode of WandaVision. We did not see this Avenger as of yet despite his deep links to both Wanda and The Vision in the comics. But the general attitude of neglect towards this crucial comic character in the MCU makes this very unsurprising and almost expected. Indeed, it will really be a shocker if Wonder Man actually does make an appearance in the show.
In all the speculation, it is important to not lose sight of the fact that WandaVision is about Wanda’s transformation into the Scarlet Witch. Despite all the allusions to Wonder Man and White Vision, the core of the show is focused on the metamorphosis of a crucial Marvel Superhero. While the change is certainly sad and heartbreaking to watch, the fact remains unchanged, WandaVision is much more about Wanda than Vision.