A favorite among the MCU fans, the 2018 film brought along the deaths of many characters, including Vision. Speaking to Collider about the scene, which showed Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff killing his character, Paul Bettany revealed that he and his co-star had to improvise the sad moment.
The actors faced a last-minute challenge as the planned pre-visualization for the scene did not pan out:
“It was hilarious. None of us knew who was gonna die until like the day before or something like that. They showed us a sort of pre-visualization of that, and everybody was like, well, I guess I gotta take the kids out of private school.”
The Russo Brothers asked Bettany to come up with the scene on the spot, leading to a fun moment on set:
“The Russo Brothers came up to us and said, ‘Hey, listen, can you just improvise this scene?’ And I go, ‘What? Improvise being a robot getting killed?’ I’ve got no frame of reference! And Lizzie was just laughing at it, and we’re so relaxed with each other that… I don’t know how it would’ve worked other than that because we both really trust each other, and somehow, we got to something that worked.”
What Followed The Character’s Demise
Vision’s death set off a domino effect within the MCU storyline. It led to Thanos getting the Mind Stone, completing the Infinity Gauntlet, and erasing half of the universe as planned, opening the way for ‘Avengers: Endgame.’
Following the incident, ‘WandaVision’ showed the aftermath of this loss and its impact on Wanda. The series introduced a new version of Vision and delved into how the Scarlet Witch coped with her grief. She created an alternate reality in Westview, resurrected her lover, and even brought their twin sons, Tommy and Billy, into existence.
By the end of ‘WandaVision,’ Wanda had to let go of this created world, and Vision disappeared once more, although the introduction of White Vision in the series set up his return in the upcoming ‘Vision Quest.’ With Bettany’s confirmation, White Vision is expected to appear in several Marvel stories, including ‘Agatha: Darkhold Diaries.’