With only one episode to go WandaVision wanted to wrap up many storylines with the show’s grand finale. But one mystery was already settled before it even aired, though it’s unlikely to make fans happy. In an interview with Good Morning America, Paul Bettany, who plays the titular role of Vision, admitted that the secret cameo he’s been teasing for weeks is actually himself, playing a different version of Vision.
“You know when you think something is going to be funny and you say it and then you panic about it? That’s what I did. Fans started guessing who [the cameo] could be. They gambled on people like Benedict Cumberbatch or Patrick Stewart. I thought, “God, that’s a good idea and they’ll be so disappointed when they find out it’s me.” ”
The whole thing started when Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda on the show, were asked if WandaVision included a secret cameo along the lines of Luke Skywalker’s performance The MandalorianBoth Bettany and Olsen confirmed that such a cameo was indeed on the horizon, and Bettany went so far as to laud the mysterious actor as someone he had always wanted to work with.
“So many things are being leaked out but something is happening that has been completely controlled. I’m working with this actor that I’ve always wanted to work with and we have fireworks together, the scenes are great and I think people are going to be really excited. I’ve always wanted to work with this guy and the scenes are pretty intense. ”
Bettany’s words put the MCU fandom in a tizzy, with several big names thrown around. Many hoped the cameo would be by Patrick Stewart as Professor X or Ian McKellan as Fox’s Magneto X-Men franchise. Even when Evan Peters’ debuted Quicksilver from the same franchise WandaVision, fans hoped there would be another secret cameo in the show’s final episode.
We now know that the surprise character will be another version of Vision, known as “White Vision”, which has been assembled by SWORD from the broken body of the android. The final episode will feature a showdown between White Vision and the Vision that has appeared in the series so far, which in the final episode was revealed to have been created from scratch by Wanda herself.
Interestingly, Benedict Cumberbatch was rumored to be in the last episode of WandaVisionas the show’s ending leads directly to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, where Olsen’s Scarlet Witch will team up with Doctor Strange to save the multiverse.
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes. Watch the full interview with Paul Bettany on Good Morning America.