After WandaVision, does imaginative and prescient have a future within the MCU?
Paul Bettany hopes that Vision will still be there after that WandaVision concludes. The actor has enjoyed playing the superhero for a few years now, but the character has technically passed away in the current timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Vision died at the end of the Infinity War by Thanos, who scarred the MCU fans during the first visits. With Vision not showing up in Avengers: Endgame, his fate was sealed, although that has changed with the upcoming WandaVision Disney + series.
In a new interview Paul Bettany was asked what vision the future holds after returning to WandaVision. “I won’t talk about it,” replied the actor. Marvel Studios is keeping all of its secrets under wraps, so it makes sense that Bettany can’t come forward and discuss the future. But that was what he had to say.
“I love to play the vision. I would absolutely love to go on in any shape or form in the universe. I love this character and I think that as you will see when you see this, anything is possible. We can do all kinds of Breaking the rules. It’s very rich storytelling and there are lots of ways to tell all kinds of stories. I love being there and it’s been a ride of a lifetime. ”
You can already see that WandaVision is breaking all the rules. On the one hand and above all, vision seems to be alive. Second, Marvel Studios appears to have ditched the rulebook regarding the MCU in terms of its typical storyline structure. The upcoming series, inspired by a scene in Avengers: Infinity War, will be filtered through the lens of classic TV sitcoms from years gone by, which is unlike anything anyone would have ever expected from Marvel Studios. It looks playful, with some dark tones waiting just below the surface.
WandaVision director Matt Shakman recently teased what fans can expect when the show premiered. “It’s a complete MCU extravaganza, so there are the big dramatic moments and the high stakes moments of life and death,” says Shakman. “And Paul and Lizzie are absolutely up to the challenge of those heartbreaking beats, so we had to go there too.” Even with a few trailers and TV commercials, MCU fans still have no idea what Shakman and his crew did for Wanda Maximoff and Vision.
Elizabeth Olsen recently commented on the release of WandaVision. “I’m just so excited for fans because if they know anything about the Scarlet Witch in the comics, I think this show is just going to get them so excited,” said Olsen. “This show explores why she is known as Scarlet Witch and how she is Scarlet Witch as opposed to Wanda. We have always referred to her as Wanda in our films, so this is an exciting opportunity.” Regardless, the MCU fans are ready to see what all the fuss is about. Fortunately, the wait is almost over. The interview with Paul Bettany and Matt Shakman was originally conducted by SFX Magazine.
Topics: Vision and the Scarlet Witch, Disney Plus, Streaming