Bettany has been extremely vocal about his excitement towards WandaVision in the past months, and his recent remark is another example of that. Interestingly, this is the second time that Bettany used the word “bonkers” when describing WandaVision, strongly suggesting that the Disney+ series will intrigue fans in a surprising way.
While speaking with Collider, Vision star Paul Bettany shared more details about 2021’s WandaVision. The MCU star provided an intriguing tease about the upcoming Disney+ series, hinting that “all of the bonkers stuff will be about something:”
“I think it’s going to make you think about the MCU in a whole brand new way but I do think that it’s absolutely a part of that universe. As each episode unfolds, the audience will be able to peel back layer upon layer until this rather beautiful puzzle box written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman and shot by [cinematographer] Jess Hall will be revealed to everybody and it will make sense. All of the bonkers stuff will be about something.”
Moreover, Bettany also revealed that WandaVision will pay homage to every decade of TV sitcoms, listing down the 1950s all the way to the 1990s as an example:
“It’s ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and all of it. We end up in the MCU, in the real world.”
Lastly, Bettany reflected on the behind-the-scenes process of creating an MCU Disney+ series, praising the master plan of Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige’s “grand TV experiment” while also teasing that the creatives “did some very clever things” on set:
“If you think about it, what Kevin Feige has done is like a grand TV experiment anyway. It’s sequels and spin-offs, in an episodic formula and spin-off formula, like you’ve had in television forever, just done on a grand scale in film. So, moving it to TV, I think they made a really smart decision, as an homage to lots of different eras and genres of the American centuries’ TV. The difference is this, we had an awful lot of money but we had to make six hours, rather than two and a half, or whatever it was — seven hours or eight hours, but a lot of hours — at the sameamount of money that we would usually have to make two and a half hours. They did some very clever things, like we shot the first episode in two days, in front of a live studio audience.”
It’s safe to say that WandaVision will provide a compelling explanation behind the sitcom-reality shenanigans that are happening within the confines of the show. It seems that Bettany’s tease that the sitcom aspects “will be about something” may offer clues that a bigger narrative is in play, potentially hinting that the multiverse will reinvent the MCU.