Marvel’s Vision actor, Paul Bettany, has refused to confirm or deny his involvement in next month’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Paul Bettany’s Vision and Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff both entered the MCU in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Since then, a love story developed between the two characters, which appeared to come to a tragic end with the Vision’s death in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. However, the Vision would mysteriously return in the Disney Plus series WandaVision, where it was revealed this version of the Vision was an illusion given life by Wanda’s previously untapped power. The series also saw the Vision’s original body reanimated and, before Wanda’s illusory Vision was erased, he returned his memories to his reanimated body.
The reanimated Vision – or White Vision, as he is known due to his distinct discoloration – promptly flew away, presumably with some synthetic soul searching to do. In the comics, the White Vision no longer possessed emotions, so it’s possible his MCU counterpart no longer feels an attachment to Wanda. However, with Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda now returning in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, questions have been raised over whether Paul Bettany is also back as the Vision.
Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Paul Bettany was asked whether he would be appearing in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but the actor remained tactfully evasive, responding “This is a really great question. And, again, I said I was going to be entirely honest with you. You’re asking if I was in…Am I in Doctor Strange 2? Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No. I don’t know. Am I? What do you think?” At this point, Bettany turned the question on his A Very British Scandal co-star, Claire Foy, who was on the show with him. “My instinct is yes,” Foy said.
“I can neither confirm nor deny rumors that I am in said and aforementioned Doctor Strange 2,” Bettany concluded. An appearance from the Vision would make sense, as the film continues to explore Wanda’s grief and guilt over Westview, but Paul Bettany is clearly not going to give anything away.
Here is the synopsis for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:
The MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
Directed by Sam Raimi from a script written by Michael Waldron, the Marvel movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, and Patrick Stewart.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Marvel film and Paul Bettany’s Vision, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.