‘WandaVision’: Paul Bettany Says the Finale Will Change the MCU Forever
WandaVision continues to tease Marvel fans with its ever-deepening mystery. Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) appear to be trapped in a fake, sitcom-inspired reality, but how they’ve been trapped there and for what purpose remains unclear.
Speculation has naturally run rampant in the press and amongst fans as to where the series is going and how it will impact the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent interview, Bettany chimed in on the matter and gave a sense of how sizeable the series’ impact on the MCU will be.
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Bettany was being interviewed for Lights, Camera, Pod when the conversation turned to WandaVision‘s central mysteries and its end game. The actor promised that the eventual finale would reshape the way fans understand the MCU and teased further secrets.
“I think they’re going to be massively surprised by the end of the show,” Bettany said. “I really think people are going to be like ‘Oh my God!’ and they’re going to look at the MCU in a whole new light, and also have a much deeper understanding of what direction it’s moving.”
Bettany also touched on a surprise actor set to appear on WandaVision, teasing some “pretty intense” scenes he shot with them. He also said that even with all the rampant theorizing, fans and the press haven’t guessed this actor’s identity yet.
“I would also say that, you know, so many things get leaked and people find out about certain things but there’s this thing that’s been kept completely under wraps that happens, and I work with this actor that I have always wanted to work with,” Bettany said. “We have fireworks together and the scenes are great. I think people will be really excited, and the scenes are pretty intense.”
Just who is this mystery actor?
You’d be hard-pressed to find an actor from the MCU’s past that hasn’t been rumored for WandaVision, especially those whose characters were connected to Wanda and Vision. One major hint that Bettany gives is that it sounds like he hasn’t worked with this actor before, at least not on an MCU project.
Rumors have swirled that the likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and James Spader might appear in the series, reprising their one-off roles as Quicksilver, Wanda’s dead brother, and Ultron, the main villain from the second Avengers film. Bettany debuted as Vision in said film, so he almost certainly isn’t referring to either of those actors.
He could possibly be referring to Evan Peters, who has been rumored for a secret role on WandaVision. This rumor is of particular interest to fans, as Peters is well-known for playing a different version of Quicksilver in Fox’s now-defunct X-Men series. This dovetails nicely with other rumors which suggest that the show will properly introduce the Multiverse or even the X-Men themselves to the MCU.
But, of course, Peters’ rumored role has been widely discussed by outlets like CBR, so it’s likely that Bettany has heard the speculation and isn’t referring to him. We won’t truly know until March 5, when the WandaVision finale drops on Disney+.