I’m sorry, these asks have been stuck in draft hell!
I do also prefer Vision as visibly an android. It’s critical to his character that he can’t visually pass as being human.
In the comics at least. The Russos version of Vision was a pretty straightforward story of an android becoming a person, which is dutifully fulfilled at the end of Infinity War. There’s no existential questioning; Vision doesn’t even seem to particularly want to be human–he’s more taken aback in Civil War when he starts displaying more human traits.
But, if what Kevin Feige and director Matt Shakman are saying about getting to see more about Vision holds weight, they’re gonna have to start looking into other aspects of his character, we’re going to have to learn about his internal life.
That said, from a purely financial point of view having Vision be human for a lot of the series is a good idea. While the reports of $150 million budgets are staggering, that’s still only the budget of one Incredible Hulk movie from 2008.
For a movie roughly one third of the length of the series, no less.
Luckily the very premise of the show has room for both versions. It remains to be seen whether sitcom Vision actually is an android or not. It appears from the working title card that Wanda has magic–so maybe we will actually get to see flashes of android Vision early on. We know that Kathryn Hahn’s character is a “nosy neighbor” and that the ‘85 miniseries and King’s Vision both dealt with the prejudices of their neighbors in the suburban setting.
Maybe the premise of the sitcom is they’re hiding who they are, a la Bewitched? Maybe Vision is choosing to look human to make them look comfortable? Maybe they’re going to explore the idea that Vision actually does want to be human, right down to appearance. I do hope that the setting of the sitcom has room for Vision to be an android.