Despite appearing in multiple Marvel properties since making his debut in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, including Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War and WandaVision, Vision actor Paul Bettany has revealed that he is currently not under contract with the studio and remains unsure if or when he will return.
“I don’t have a contract. I don’t know that. I don’t know that at all,” Bettany told The Playlist when asked about a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future. “And all that I do know is, as far as this sort of traunch of press goes, it’s 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.”
Bettany also revealed that he and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had been discussing White Vision for years: “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 colour in Avengers: Infinity War.”
Although Bettany is no longer under contract, Vision’s counterpart White Vision was introduced at the end of Marvel’s WandaVision before leaving with all the memories of the original Vision so there is always a possibility for the actor to return at some point to explore the character of White Vision in the future.
Marvel Studios’ captivating new series WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
WandaVision features a cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Randall Park (Agent Jimmy Woo), Teyonah Parris (Empire) as Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn (Bad Moms) as Agatha Harkness.