All hail, Prince Vision!
is now in talks to play the older Prince Philip in Season 3 on Netflix. Matt Smith played the role in the first two seasons, but it has been the prestige show’s plan from the beginning to swap out the younger cast with actors closer to the ages of the real-life royals in their middle-age years.
Bettany would join the growing cast that now includesaward-winning shoes as Queen Elizabeth II; and Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby. (Interesting that, at 43, Olivia Colman is playing the older sister of HBC, who is 51.)
Paul Bettany, 46, seems to be more in demand than ever — from playing Vision in theto his new role in If you’re a Paul Bettany fan (and if you’re not, who hurt you?) this is a great time to be alive. noted that the role of Prince Philip would require Bettany to devote about six months to “The Crown” Season 3.
Some fans are unhappy about the swapping out of the amazing OG cast, but it is pretty refreshing that they’re choosing to give roles to older actors instead of giving younger stars prosthetics and makeup to artificially age them. But we’ll definitely miss the original cast, who set the bar incredibly high.
There’s no premiere date yet for “The Crown” Season 3, and it’s likely Netflix will release all of the confirmed new castings in one fell swoop once a new season announcement is made.
Bettany will next be seen in “Avengers: Infinity War,” opening May 4, and then “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” opening May 25th.
Want more stuff like this?.