Avengers' Paul Bettany feared Marvel called to fire him from MCU when he got a call for WandaVision pitch

Avengers: Infinity War actor Paul Bettany reveals his reaction when he got a call from Marvel Studios with the WandaVision pitch. The actor thought Kevin Feige called him to fire him from the MCU.
Avengers' Paul Bettany feared Marvel called to fire him from MCU when he got a call for WandaVision pitch
  • 0
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

Lets begin with the obvious. Vision died in Avengers: Infinity War. The Marvel character, who was introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron, died in the hands of Thanos in the Russo Brothers directorial. However, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has confirmed that Vision will rise from the dead and will feature in a show titled VisionWanda. The series will be aired on Disney Plus. Paul Bettany will reprise the role of Vision for the show. While the actor cannot reveal how his character comes back to life, he did reveal his reaction when Marvel called him in to discuss the show. 

Speaking to MTV News, the British actor revealed that he was surprised to learn about the show. He said he never expected a show was being pitched to him and Elizabeth Olsen. The actor confessed he thought the studio was calling him for a meeting to fire him from the MCU. 

"Oh, I don't think that myself or Lizzie have ever been more surprised when Kevin pitched the idea to us. A and One, I thought I was being brought in to be fired; B and Two, I thought they were gonna let me down, you know, like, 'Listen, Paul, we love you, but...' And instead what he did was pitch this idea for a sort of six hour movie that I would never in a million years, which is why he's the one earning the really big bucks, have thought of. And it's so avant-garde and weird and messed up and then moves seamlessly into more familiar territory. But the place that it starts is so odd," he said. 



A post shared by Marvel Studios (@marvelstudios) on

We are excited that Marvel opened another door for the stars instead of showing the exit door. WandaVision is eyeing to debut on Disney+ in 2021. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

ALSO READ: Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson paints Venice Film Festival 2019 red in a gorgeous slit sequin outfit

Add new comment