Earlier this year, WandaVision made history as the MCU's first Disney+ series paving the way for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , Loki , and What If...?
However, most fans will likely remember the series as an online sensation that sparked a thousand theories and subsequent YouTube videos.
While a number of the show's questions were eventually answered in the finale, one of the most famous (or infamous?) teases came from Vision's Paul Bettany regarding the debut of White Vision. This led to both fan frustration and questions about the actor's future within the MCU.
Paul Bettany's Vision for WandaVision's White Vision
Considering WandaVision launched speculation to new heights, fans theorized a number of possibilities ranging from Al Pacino to Patrick Stewart to Ian McKellan.
In reality, Bettany was jokingly referring to working with himself as he played both Vision and White Vision in the series finale.
Throughout the show's run, Bettany avoided social media, and upon learning how fans received his joke, the actor said, "I was like, 'Oh, that’s a much better idea than it just being Paul Bettany."
Still, he was also somewhat remorseful for his off-handedness, admitting, “Never have I regretted something more.”
Now, even though fans were expecting Mephisto or Ian McKellan's Magneto in the series, Bettany's role as White Vision was still surprising and significant.
Since Vision was, in fact, a construct of Wanda and her abilities, his appearance as White Vision means there's hope for Bettany to continue in the MCU.
When asked about a future reprisal, the actor admitted that he's not only thought about it but actually has ideas "about what would be great to do for White Vision...:"
"There were rumours about it. I don’t want to jinx anything yet. I have thoughts about what would be great to do for White Vision with a fresh start. We’ll see.”
From Jarvis to Vision to White Vision
WandaVision elevated Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch from a supporting Avenger role to that of a lead before she stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in 2022's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness .
However, they weren't the only new additions to the MCU.
They were seen alongside the comic book-inspired White Vision who, after encountering Vision, is still out there; and the odds of Marvel introducing this character without intending to use him in the future are slim, especially since Wanda and her boys' story has seemingly only begun.
In addition, the fact that Bettany has his own ideas for the character shows that he's still invested in the role and not ready to hang up the cape just yet.
After all, transitioning from one form into another is nothing new for the actor considering he voiced Jarvis in early Marvel films before becoming Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron .
Due to his impressive tenure within the MCU and his multiple roles to date, perhaps Bettany's ideas may, in fact, come to fruition sooner rather than later.
All episodes of WandaVision are streaming on Disney+.