Tune-in alert: Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Paul Bettany stars in WandaVision

Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in WandaVision. Photo: Disney+.
Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in WandaVision. Photo: Disney+. /

WandaVision hits Disney+ this week and features Solo: A Star Wars Story’s very own Paul Bettany.

As Disney continues to strengthen ties between its different properties, the crossover becomes more and more apparent about who they like to keep within the company. And actor Paul Bettany seems to be a guy that Disney can trust, especially after his long career playing Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Star Wars fans also know him as the formidable Dryden Vos from 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. It gave the long-time hero the chance to play a villain for once, and he was impeccable in the role (as always). Since then, Bettany’s appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, and he’ll now be starring in the debut of Marvel’s WandaVision on Disney+.

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Many Star Wars fans are by nature also Marvel fans. But if you need some convincing to check him out in this series, I have seen the first three episodes myself, courtesy of Disney+. If you recall from the movies, Vision died after Thanos extracted the Mind Stone from him. He was one of the few characters who weren’t brought back to life after the Avengers reversed the snap in Endgame.

Now, Vision’s mysteriously back. And paired with Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen) the two find themselves happily married in a surreal sitcom-like world.

Both Bettany and Olsen are fantastic in reprising their roles in this wacky show. But it’s not all fun and games. Things get quite creepy as the mystery unfolds about how Wanda and Vision are back together in the first place.

Just like The Mandalorian was a hit as Star Wars’ debut live-action series on Disney+, so is WandaVision. And as a Star Wars and Marvel fan, I look forward to seeing how the rest of the series unfolds.

Below are the details for WandaVision’s debut!

Episode: “Episode 1” and “Episode 2” 
Date: Friday, Jan. 15
Start Time: 3:00 a.m. EST
Live StreamDisney+

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