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Avengers: Endgame Post-Credit Scene Almost Featured This Character

Since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have mastered the art of patience by sitting through the entire credit sequence to see the highly talked about post-credit scene.  In a tradition that began with Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame broke away from that precedent by not including a bonus scene setting up the next Marvel adventure. But that almost wasn’t the case.

Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the MCU, recently revealed that the film almost had a post-credit scene setting up WandaVision.

 

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“At one point I was going to be in a tag, where you opened a sort of body bag drawer and there was the Vision,” said Bettany. “Kevin kind of talked to me and said, ‘I’ve got to pull the shots.’ I was like, ‘Ugh!’ Because I really wanted that profit participation.”

Prior to learning about WandaVision, Bettany believed he only had a “10 to 15%” chance of returning after his character’s death in Avengers: Infinity War. In a meeting with Kevin Feige, Bettany went in expecting to be fired until he heard the pitch for the new series.

“So I walked in and said, ‘Kevin and Louis [D’Esposito, co-president of Marvel Studios], I love you. I totally get it. It’s been a great run and no hard feelings,” said Bettany. “And Kevin went, ‘Wait, are you quitting?’ And I went, ‘No, aren’t you firing me?’ And he went, ‘No, we were going to pitch you a TV show.'”

 

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Directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, and Randall Park. New episodes are released every Friday on Disney+.

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