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Paul Bettany Confirms What We Suspected All Along About Vision's MCU Future

With over a decades' worth of film and television projects behind it, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the gold standard for first-rate franchising in Hollywood. With dozens of projects on the way in the coming years, it seems the only thing that might change that fact is the distinct possibility of Marvel fatigue. At the moment, though, Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios creative team are keeping their universe fresh and energized by flooding the gates with new heroes, including the likes of "Black Widow" breakout Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), new Hawkeye Kate Bishop (Hailee Stienfeld), and Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac) having already made their debuts. 

However, there are quite a few MCU oldtimers who are still very much in the mix as well, such as Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Captain America (Anthony Mackie), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), and more continuing their own heroic journeys. 

And according to a recent interview with Paul Bettany, the MCU may not be quite done with his powerful vibranium synthezoid, Vision, either.

Bettany believes some version of Vision will rise again

Bettany made his MCU debut in 2008's "Iron Man" voicing the A.I. known as J.A.R.V.I.S., which in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" evolved into the synthetic being known as Vision. Bettany played the physical form of this character over three feature films, and even returned in the streaming hit "WandaVision" after being terminated by Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War." The character's "WandaVision" narrative was complicated, but it ended with Wanda allowing her personal recreation of Vision to fade away, while the government's own, more sinister rebuilt version — which audiences dubbed White Vision — was bombarded with the memories of the previous Vision's life, whereupon he flew away to parts unknown.

While promoting his new series "A Very British Scandal," Bettany was pressed by an Entertainment Weekly interviewer on whether he'd ever return to the MCU, and he offered some genuine insight into his Marvel status. "The honest answer to that is — well maybe it's not the honest answer, but it's the answer I'm going to give you and you'll just have to cope with it — at the end of 'WandaVision' you see Vision fly off and that's a loose end." Bettany continued, "And Kevin Feige is a man who doesn't really allow loose ends. So I assume at some point I will be putting on my tights and cloak for another outing, but I don't know when that might be." 

Per the events of the "WandaVision" finale, if and when Bettany returns to the MCU, he'll likely do so as White Vision. Still, as White Vision now has Vision's memories, he's also not not playing the O.G. Vision — hence their whole "Ship of Theseus" conversation. Whatever the case, we'll just be happy to have Bettany back, either way.