'WandaVision' Star Paul Bettany Hints at Surprise Character
All eyes are on Marvel as WandaVision breaks in the new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing new plot arcs, new characters, and new series along with it. The inaugural series is to circle back to Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda "Scarlet Witch" Maximoff and Vision living domestically, with a bit of a sit-com spin.
Aside from Olsen and Bettany set to star, WandaVision introduces a new slate of characters. Kathryn Hahn takes on the role of nosey neighbor Agnes, Randall Park will enter as Jimmy Woo and Tenoyah Parris comes into play as Monica Rambeau. Parris will also carry over her role as Rambeau in Captain Marvel II (2022).
In an interview with Black Girl Nerds, Bettany had revealed that he worked with an actor that he's "been eyeing to work with for quite some time now," and that that they "have some real fireworks together." It is presumed that this new, undisclosed character will become involved after the third episode.
“The stuff that I can't [tell] you about where I get to work with an actor is gonna be a surprise for everybody. I get to work with an actor that I've been wanting to work with forever. It's just unbelievable, and we have some real fireworks together," Bettany said during his YouTube interview.
Based on other rumors, there could be a chance that Evan Peters could be the actor that Bettany was alluding to, as Peters played Peter "Quicksilver" Maximoff in 20th Century Fox X-Men cinematic run, and it has been reported that an X-Men actor would make an appearance.
Strong multiverse connections stemming from WandaVision doesn't rule out the possibility of Evans reprising his X-Men role, especially considering that the plot greatly entails Wanda and Vision attempting to make a normal life for themselves. Having an alternative dimensional keynote character adding more to an already predictably wonderfully weird series will elevate the show beyond what it plans to achieve. WandaVision will debut on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.