WandaVision Opener Shows Huge Mistake with Paul Bettany's Vision

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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UPDATE: This discoloration still seems to be present in Episode 3 of WandaVision.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially back in action with Phase 4 after debuting the first two episodes of WandaVision over the weekend. In just over an hour of footage released thus far, the wacky couple is already set to be taking an insane journey in some kind of alternate reality as they attempt to live in suburbia.

The best part of this series releasing weekly on Disney+ is that fans and critics can dissect every second of footage instantaneously, looking for Easter Eggs and teases for what's coming in the next few weeks. Influences from sitcoms filmed in the 1950s and '60s were front and center while Marvel Studios did their usual due diligence in placing tributes to the history of the comics along the way.

That being said, even companies as big as Disney and Marvel Studios aren't immune to mistakes that end up in their releases. This is evident in a tease for next week's WandaVision episode, as pointed out by an eagle-eyed fan on social media.


Twitter user @Billieuwuz noticed a mistake from a recent official WandaVision promo from Marvel Studios. In the ad, Vision and Wanda are seen on a swing together, but there is a small portion of Vision's arm that can be seen under his sleeve which is human skin-colored instead of red.

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No, Marvel's make-up team doesn't paint Paul Bettany 100% maroon for every day of shooting. The team is primarily focused on making sure the parts of his body that are visible are Vision-colored; however, this is simply a human error that makes for a good laugh to look back upon.

With how much make-up and VFX work goes into making Marvel Studios productions like WandaVision run mistakes, and oversights (just like Thanos) are inevitable . It may not have been taken into account that the slit on Paul Bettany's shirt would show even a tiny bit of his real skin, especially considering it's still unknown when this moment will be realized in the show. It's not the first mistake Marvel Studios let slip by them, and it almost certainly won't be the last.

A similar mistake occurred at the end of 2020 when the legend of Jeans Guy from The Mandalorian Season 2 came to life. Jeans Guy was seen for only a split second in the climactic battle of "Chapter 12: The Siege" behind Carl Weathers and Gina Carano; although he was edited out of the shot within a couple of days of its release on Disney+. As will hopefully be the case with Vision's human arm, Jeans Guy will live on in the memories of Star Wars fans for a long time.

This comes as the first official gaff in Phase 4, and it will be interesting to find out how long it takes for the next one to reveal itself. Episode 3 of WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, January 22.

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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.