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Paul Bettany Shares Thoughts On Possibly Bringing WandaVision’s White Vision Back To The MCU

White Vision (Paul Bettany) is activated on WandaVision (2021)

Disney+’s WandaVision managed to tell a complete story that focused on the relationship between Wanda Maximoff and Vision and, in the process, it carved out their futures in the MCU. While Wanda’s status as the Scarlet Witch was solidified, Vision’s fate was a bit more complex. Late in the series, it was revealed that S.W.O.R.D. reconstructed the original Vision (now White Vision), and he would ultimately do battle with the “Hex Vision” Wanda created. But in the end, White Vision would gain the memories of his Hex counterpart before flying off. It’s currently unclear as to what lies ahead for the character, and Vision actor Paul Bettany was recently asked about possibly bringing the character back to the MCU.

With White Vision still out there, it’s only natural that fans have questions about what may or may not lie ahead for him. Paul Bettany seemed to enjoy portraying White Vision, so much so that he even trolled fans with the reveal. But when asked about potentially reprising the role, Bettany told The Playlist that he’s unsure of what’s to come, especially since he’s not under contract at the moment:

I don’t have a contract. I don’t know that. I don’t know that at all. And all that I do know is, as far as this sort of traunch of press goes for an Emmy push, which is for a limited series. So it doesn’t look like that happening again. I mean, I guess it would be difficult to introduce White Vision and not deal with him in some way, but we have not discussed that.

It would seem that as of right now, Paul Bettany’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t a sure thing. This may be disappointing for fans who are hoping to see more of his new character. White Vision was a major player in the comics, particularly in the pages of West Coast Avengers. During the same interview, Bettany explained that he understood just how popular that iteration of Vision is, and it sounds like he and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige had been discussing his introduction for a while:

So I have many friends around this age, for whom White Vision was like a big deal for them in the ’70s. So Kevin and I had been talking about that for years. But I can’t remember the moment. I suspected something when we talked about draining my character of color in Avengers: Infinity War.

Despite Paul Bettany apparently not having a contract with Marvel Studios, the ambiguous nature of White Vision’s fate would seem to mean that he could return at some point. And there are honestly a number of upcoming MCU productions that he could potentially pop up in over the next few years.

WandaVision allowed Paul Bettany to truly showcase his talents as an actor and, as a result, he gave what’s arguably his best turn as the Vision. Hopefully, Marvel Studios chooses to keep him in the fold and allows him to further develop this new variation of the beloved MCU character.

WandaVision is now available to stream on Disney+.

Erik Swann

Covering superheroes, sci-fi, comedy, and almost anything else in film and TV. I eat more pizza than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.