WandaVision star Paul Bettany addresses Vision’s future moving forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Since the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and throughout the wild ride of WandaVision (2021) for the past several weeks on Disney+, a lot of Marvel Cinematic Universe enthusiasts have been asking what will become of Vision and star Paul Bettany.
It was unclear whether his character’s revival was a lasting one, and the show finally confirmed that the Scarlet Witch had reconstructed him from memories when his corpse was left to be examined by SWORD.
But this latest incarnation of Vision woke up to his actual reality in the final episode of WandaVision, due to a thought exercise and some interference from Wanda’s own Vision in Westview. Meanwhile, the future of the character is now uncertain.
Bettany, however, is not planning to step aside from Marvel Studios just yet. When talking to Esquire about his leading role on WandaVision, he made it apparent that he’s planning to stay in the MCU for a lot longer.
When asked if he’s interested to play Vision long into the future, the actor swiftly said:
I love Vision. Yes, I’m in.
The actor also exhibited enthusiasm for having a significant opportunity to really display the full range of Vision. His character only performed bit parts in Iron Man and Avengers movies until he starred in WandaVision.
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In addition, Bettany imagined what his role would look like without Wanda beside him.
The 49-year-old explained,
I mean, that’s the thing, right? I’ve never had a loved one to lose… I don’t know what grief is because I’ve never had a loved one to lose. There is so much to get into with him because it’s been ten minutes here, ten minutes there, in the movies. Now we’re sort of just starting to sort of peel back some stuff.
The two Visions in Wanda’s hex turned out to be a huge surprise for viewers, but it was hard for the star to play two roles at the same time.
Speaking of his double duty, Bettany joked for a bit, before showering praise for his stunt guy:
I was super intimidated by myself. I would come in one day and I would be Vision or The Vision. Then Adam [Lytle], my stunt guy, would play Vision. And he learned all of the dialogue and for both parts — he was brilliant.
We would play the scene like that. And then the next day, he would come in. And he would get The Vision. Then I would get Vision. And then we would play the scene like that and the same to the fights so that they could always have my bella faccia on camera, at some point. It was more confusing than I had sort of allotted. It used up all of my brain.