WandaVision: Paul Bettany Jokingly Tells Young Fans To Stop Watching Marvel Show

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is back in the spotlight, casual and diehard fans alike are making time to enjoy the first new content from the comic book movie mogul since summer 2019. This is all coming with the franchise's first Disney+ show, WandaVision, which is already proving to be the most ambitious story Marvel Studios has ever attempted.

The first three episodes of the show focused on Wanda and Vision's new life in a sitcom-based reality, utilizing production styles from the 1950s to the 1970s. This all came before the first true look into the MCU's Phase 4 real world as Monica Rambeau teamed up with Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis to investigate the weirdness of Wanda's Westview.

With only about two hours of footage released to this point, fans have no qualms about re-watching the show multiple times to enjoy the story, finding every minor detail hidden along the way. In light of this fact, one of WandaVision's co-stars took to social media to hilariously poke fun at the MCU fandom's renewed passion for the content.


In a new stream of posts on Twitter, WandaVision star Paul Bettany hilariously referenced the tough situations regarding the weather in relation to fans of the Disney+ series.

His first tweet urges teens across the United States to "stop watching WandaVision for 5 min & shovel some snow":

Less than two hours later, Bettany went back on his first tweet with a new one urging teens to "get back inside and watch WandaVision," while noting that he doesn't have all day:



WandaVision is allowing Paul Bettany space to fully explore his comedic abilities as he plays the android Vision in multiple eras of sitcom-influenced plots. This is clearly having an influence on his real-life social media presence as well, especially as he displays the passion he feels for his work on the show thus far.

Bettany has a history with comedy outside the MCU with performances in films like A Knight's Tale and Wimbeldon, and his voice role as JARVIS allowed him to play off the snarky witticisms of Robert Downey, Jr.'s Tony Stark. Off-screen, he is also a very good sport with the media and is an entertaining celebrity to interview, especially when it comes to certain taboo topics.

The MCU regular is undoubtedly having the time of his life playing a revitalized Vision in WandaVision, and he seems to love the fan reaction the show is already bringing. His social media presence will be something to keep a close eye on going forward, especially as the plot of the Disney+ show starts taking more risks.

WandaVision will continue on Disney+ with "Episode 5" premiering on Friday, February 5.

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January 15, 2021
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.