Wandavision: Paul Bettany Talks About His Return To The MCU
August 15, 2021
The end of WandaVision closed the story arc between Vision and Wanda, with Elizabeth Olsen’s character finally coming to terms with the loss of her beloved. However, for Paul Bettany, this may not be the end of his character.
In an interview with Deadline to talk about the film’s 2021 Emmy nominations, Bettany celebrated the closure shown by the series but did not rule out returning:
“It was a beautiful culmination for all these things Lizzie and I have done together. We really found a lane for ourselves, and this was different in tone from those movies.
But you never know with Marvel, whether you’re done, or not. So I don’t want to call it the end yet. This was one of the most creative experiences of my life, joyful and free, making this show.
To see it embraced by an audience the way it was, was so wonderful.”
The star also talked about the experience of recording episodes in front of a live audience, especially for bringing the classic series’ spirit:
“When [screenwriter] Mark [Shakman] said we’re going to do it in front of a live audience, I thought, no we’re not,” Bettany said. “But he was right.
It gave us a project quality that feels very similar to that era, which I don’t think I was clever enough to achieve, to be somebody who works for an audience.”
It’s worth noting that while the main Vision is gone at the end of WandaVision, there is White Vision, also played by Bettany, who leaves in the middle of the battle, and there are no details yet on what was his fate.
While Marvel Studios continues to develop its Phase 4, consisting of series and films focused on the same universe, the studio is also concerned with what the public has been thinking.
One of Marvel productions’ main draws is undoubtedly the cast, which has already fallen in the fans’ favor and is now awaited in the new shows. With the Multiverse concept created in Loki, we can establish countless return possibilities for actors who are no longer part of the main timeline.
In WandaVision, we saw Paul Bettany return as the Vision. The character died in Avengers: Infinity War and was brought back by Wanda during a HEX event. As the alternate reality ceased to exist, Vision was also no longer seen. However, a colorless version of the character was assembled by SWORD, and the last we heard from him, he was flying out of Westview.
Paul Bettany’s importance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has increased considerably since his first role in the Iron Man franchise. At first, he was only hired as Jarvis’ voice actor. As the synthezoid grew, Bettany was given a chance to live Vision. He then gained body and face and stood out in his relationship with Wanda.
WandaVision‘s last episode, the character exited the scene leaving an open hook, but nothing too significant to be addressed soon.
Fans believe he may return in Armor Wars, a series that will star Don Cheadle, the Fighting Machine.
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