Marvel Studios has announced Vision and Scarlet Witch to be one of the first series that they’ll be making for Disney+, Disney’s streaming service.
The studio has also roped in Jac Schaeffer, one of the scribes behind Captain Marvel to run point on the series that will focus on the two characters who are integral members of the Avengers. She will pen the pilot and executive produce.
Paul Bettany (Vision) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) are expected to reprise their roles like on the big screen. Vision is a synthezoid who was created by Ultron, one of the Avengers’ greatest enemies, and is a being who longs for human understanding. Scarlet Witch, whose alter ego is Wanda Maximoff, has various sorcery abilities.
Vision and Scarlet Witch are Marvel Comics’ one of the most enduring couple, with a tender love story binding the two through many decades. The pair have been featured on several comics mini series with their relationship going through several twisty turns: The two were married and had two kids, which in a later storyline were later revealed to be figments of her imagination.
Marvel is known to be working on several series that will debut on Disney+, including one on Loki played by Tom Hiddleston and a team up of Falcon and Winter Soldier, the heroes played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, respectively. Malcolm Spellman of Empire fame has been hired to write the latter project.
For Schaeffer, the deal to pen Vision and Scarlet Witch strengthens her ties with Marvel. In addition to working on Captain Marvel, she also wrote the screenplay for Black Widow centering on Scarlett Johansson, which is due to shoot later this year. She also co-wrote the Disney short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.