Paul Bettany reveals cut Avengers: Endgame scene with WandaVision hints

WandaVision: Paul Bettany reveals Avengers Endgame deleted scene that would have made Marvel show even better

The moment would have been more powerful in hindsight

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Saturday 06 March 2021 14:07
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Avengers: Endgame originally featured a scene that would have made WandaVision even more emotional.

WandaVision gave Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Paul Bettany’s Vision an inventive swansong following the latter’s death in 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War.

*Spoilers for WandaVision follow – you have been warned*

It’s revealed in the Disney Plus series, over the course of nine episodes, that following Wanda’s return from the blip, she finds Vision’s body has been dismantled by SWORD.

Shortly after, she finds a purchase deed for a house in Westview, New Jersey that had been registered by Vision before his death at the hands of Thanos (Josh Brolin).

<p>Wanda finds Vision’s body had been dismantled by SWORD in ‘WandaVision’</p>

Wanda finds Vision’s body had been dismantled by SWORD in ‘WandaVision’

Due to an outpouring of grief when visiting the plot, she creates the sitcom world of WandaVision, where she lives out a life of happiness with a fake version of Vision.

In the finale, she realises the effect her actions have taken on the residents of Westview, whom she has essentially been torturing the entire time.

After fulfilling her prophecy and becoming the Scarlet Witch, she removes the Hex from Westview after saying her final farewells to Vision in scenes branded some of the MCU’s most heartbreaking to date.

Cut ‘Avengers’ scene would take on more power in light of ‘WandaVision’

With this in mind, a cut scene from 2019 blockbuster Endgame packs even more of a punch when considering what transpires in WandaVision.

Speaking to IMDb, Bettany said: “There was going to be a tag where [Wanda] opens a bodybag drawer and there was the Vision.”

The British actor continued: “Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] kind of talked to me and said, ‘I’ve got to pull the shot.’ I was like, ’Argh! Because I really wanted that profit participation.”

In hindsight, the small scene would have had the benefit of not only setting up WandaVision, but becoming more powerful upon rewatch due to the show’s events.

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WandaVision is available to stream in its entirety on Disney Plus

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