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‘WandaVision’ star says Marvel chaos will happen on the show ... eventually

‘WandaVision’ star Paul Bettany said recently that ‘WandaVision’ won’t always be a sitcom show

Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” exclusively on Disney+. ‘WandaVision’ returns on Friday, Here’s how to watch.
Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” exclusively on Disney+.
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‘WandaVision” star Paul Bettany recently told The Hollywood Reporter that the new Disney+ show won’t always resemble a sitcom. In fact, the chaos seen in “Avengers: Infinity War” or “Avengers: Endgame” may be on the horizon.

  • “Yes, initially, it really was (relieving), but it’d be a pretty boring TV show if it stayed that way,” Bettany told The Hollywood Reporter. “What you will begin to realize is that it’s not an arbitrary decision or a cute decision to set this story in these sitcoms. What’s wonderful about the comfort level that comes with these sitcoms is that you have a seemingly insoluble problem that when the couple unite, the problem becomes eminently soluble. Unfortunately, real life isn’t quite like that, and it can’t stay that way forever.”

Bettany said he wanted to learn more about where the story was heading so his character, Vision, could act confused accordingly.

  • Bettany told THR: “I wanted to know where it was going so that I could pitch where he starts to get confused and when he starts to really investigate what ... is going on in this town. It seems like a really strange place that is compelled to change its decade every week.”

Answers will come

Bettany recently told TV Line that all the questions about the Marvel series — including how Vision is alive — will be answered eventually on the show.

  • “Trust in Marvel,” Bettany told TV Line. “We got ya. Everybody, stop working so hard to figure it out. Buckle in and love it, and it will take you on a ride. All of these things are going to be explained.”

He said the show will break from the sitcom style, too, over time. This will lead to longer episodes.

  • “It is not some arbitrary reason that they are hurtling through the American century at a breakneck speed through sitcoms, and they are as confused as you are. At some point, Vision begins to think, ‘Gosh, there’s just something wrong in this town,’ and he starts to investigate. And of course, the ‘real’ world and this world are on a collision course, and there is an epic denouement for the whole thing,” he said. “Be sure, we are heading somewhere massive.”