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Marvel’s Ballsy move to replace the respected WandaVision Showrunner with an MCU debutant for its new series could easily go south for one reason

Marvel cinematic Universe first television series, WandaVisionwith Elizabeth Olsens Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision, was created by Jac Schaeffer. It was directed by Matt Shakman and was a continuation of the story after the events of 2019s Avengers: Endgame. The series followed Wanda and Vision lives in the idyllic suburb of Westview, New Jersey.

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Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in WandaVision | Marvel Studios

Upon release, the first series in phase four of the MCU received positive response from audiences and critics, with special mention for its tribute to previous sitcoms. The performances of the cast were highly praised. But the recent update of the upcoming series focused solely on Paul Bettany’s character isn’t the news Marvel fans wanted to know.

Paul Bettany starring Vision series helped by Star Trek: Picard‘S EP Terry Matalas

According to a recent update from Variety, actor Paul Bettany is all set to step back into the shoes of his famous and beloved character Vision as Marvel is set to create a series based on the character, slated for 2026. WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer was initially part of development, but was the showrunner decided to shift his focus on Agatha all the time.

Kathyrn Hahn’s character Agatha Harkness will reprise his character in the spin-off series Agatha all the time, scheduled for release in September this year. It is one of the most highly anticipated Marvel series where Hahn’s character and acting were highly appreciated WandaVision.

Talk about Visionthe series would follow the events of the WandaVision final, true Wandas Vision restores the memories of the ghost Vision, who was rebuilt by nuts and bolts androids with a white ghostly appearance. Wanda, played by Elizabeth Olsen, let her vision fade, but the ghost The vision still wanders. The upcoming series goes to explore his purpose in life, and there’s a chance that Wanda will appear in the series.

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Paul Bettany stars in the Vision series in production | Marvel Studios

Terry Matalas, who attracted attention after his work on Star Trek: Picard, was rated, earning him a WGA nomination. Brad Winderbaum, Marvels Head of Streaming, Television and Animation shared with Variety in 2022 that the studio is in the process of rebranding the live-action TV to a more traditional format. He added that they will likely reduce the number of shows.

What was surprising, however, is that Matalas was allowed to take over the series as showrunner, and that is what happened now caused concern among fans. Although the Star Trek: Picard EP is well known in the industry, Vision goes to be his Marvel debut. Fans took notice That in the same way, a rookie was hired to take the helm Secret invasion, which turned out to be a disappointment to fans and critics. Of WandaVision By setting a standard for the series, fans don’t want the studio to repeat the same thing.

WandaVision star Paul Bettany was looking forward to his return as Vision

The actor spoke to EW in 2022 and shared that towards the end of the series, audiences saw Vision fly away, which is a loose ending to the series, adding that Kevin Feige is a man who doesn’t leave loose ends. Betagne added that he accepted it bee some point he would returns to don his tights and cloak for another outing as Vision.

The expectation for the Vision series has been a long one, as a finale episode of WandaVision didn’t precisely clarify the existence of White Vision. So, the upcoming series could answer some of the questions fans wanted to know.

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White Vision will be the center for the Vision series | Marvel Studios

The actor Was asked about the experience of entering and exiting both visions, and he shared that the process was intimidating. He shared with Marvel:

To differentiate between two characters in a way that didn’t feel superficial, I mean, of course, one is purple and the other is white, so that applies to you. But I wanted the vision to be familiar and somewhat intimidating at the same time, and for some reason I was intimidated by the idea. I kept putting off dealing with it because I knew we wouldn’t be filming with it until later.

Bettany also touched on the mid-air fight sequence where both Visions talk about Theseus’ ship, and the actor describes the sequence as very confusing. He shared that it was playing two characters kind of intimidating for him. He credits his stuntman, Adam Lytle, for his help not only learning paths, but also running through them with him and playing the scene eventually became shown on the screen.

With the upcoming series, a lot of unanswered questions from the finale episode of the series will be answeredand the audience is looking forward to it. WandaVision is streaming on Disney+.

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