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Paul Bettany: WandaVision moves from avant-garde to familiar

Matt Shakman is directing the series to be penned by Captain Marvel and Black Widow writer Jac Schaeffer.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
September 1, 2019 3:33:18 pm
paul bettany as vision Paul Bettany will reprise his role as Vision in Disney’s WandaVision

Paul Bettany says Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige pitched him the much-anticipated WandaVision series as a “six-hour movie”.

The actor, who plays human android Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), will be reprising his character along side Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlett Witch, said he was unaware that Feige was approaching him with a spin-off.

“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,” Bettany told MTV News as he shared his initial feelings on getting the offer to feature in the series.

“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 added.

Matt Shakman is directing the series to be penned by Captain Marvel and Black Widow writer Jac Schaeffer.

WandaVision, which will also tie into the upcoming Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch; it arrives on Disney + in spring 2021.

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