Paul Bettany reprized the role of the ubiquitous Android superhero vision in WandaVision. Although Vision died at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, he is very much alive with Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen), who has lived in sitcom-like realities for various decades.
During a WandVision virtual press conference, Bettany was asked about his character’s vision, and is there something about him that’s true in this weird, zany show.
For Paul Bettany, the vision always possesses someone else’s qualities and is like a blank canvas that he fills as an actor.
He said, “As I read the screenplay, I’m like ‘Wow, this feels so different and how do I keep it the same?” And then I realized that he is always becoming like someone else. He is Jarvis, he is Part Ultron, he is part of Tony Stark, and he is almighty. He is also naive. And then I realized, well, I’ll just throw a little Dick Van Dyke there and Hugh Laurie. “
Many believe that the vision is indeed dead, and the vision we see in Vandavision has actually sprung out of Wanda’s mind for her reality-warring powers. As Wanda is still struggling to come to terms with Vision’s death, she has created this fictional reality and fills it with real people who are not aware that they are not where they are going to be.
All of this is the grounding in the comic stories from which the series likely drew inspiration.
This is just an unconfirmed theory, however. We will definitely know when WandVision premieres on Disney Plus Hotstar Premium on January 15.