Paul Bettany continues to hype the second big guest star on WandaVision. The show is known for pulling surprising moments, and one of the most shocking ones came at the end of episode 5 when Evan Peters’ Pietro appeared in Westview. But as Bettany has been harping on, they still have one more guest star that has yet to be leaked.
WandaVision episode 6 significantly changed the course of the show moving forward. Aside from the synthezoid learning more about the real state of Westview, he also got his first look at the outside world as he attempted to come out of the mystical barrier. This nearly caused Vision to die, hinting at his true nature outside of the hex. Thanks to Wanda, however, who got a tip from Billy, she was able to save her husband by expanding her pocket reality.
Amidst all the chaos that’s currently happening in Westview, there seems to still be something else brewing in WandaVision with Bettany still relentless in teasing this mystery character, this time, in a new interview with Esquire. He hasn’t revealed any pertinent details about how their arrival might impact the show, but he says that it hasn’t been leaked like Peters’ appearance was, and he had long dreamed of working with them.
“This is the theory that says there is some mysterious Avenger who is going to appear in WandaVision, and people seem to think that mysterious Avenger is Doctor Strange. Truth is, of all of the characters that we were trying to keep secret, a lot of them got out through leaks. There is one character that has not been revealed and it is very exciting, it’s an actor I’ve longed to work with all of my life. We have some amazing scenes together, and the chemistry between us is, I think, extraordinary, and it was just fireworks on set. So I’m really excited for people to see that stuff.”
The way Bettany framed his latest quote, it’s unclear if he was insinuating that the character in question is part of the Avengers movies. Name-dropping Doctor Strange may be an indication, however, that the future sorcerer supreme won’t be the upcoming surprise player. Thinking about it, there’s a good chance that they might not even be a hero/villain in the MCU as that’s not going to be much of a surprise anyway. The franchise is known for its interconnected storytelling with Avengers: Endgame becoming the culmination of years of set-up, so anything else that’s not up to that level might be mildly disappointing.
Ahead of WandaVision episode 7‘s release, Marvel Studios has rolled out a preview clip, teasing what to expect from the show. As expected, the sitcom-influenced Disney+ show is now in the 2010s with its primary img of inspiration being Modern Family. Scarlet Witch is exhausted, however, resulting in some glitches happening in Westview. Interestingly, Vision and Pietro were nowhere to be seen in the video.