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Paul Bettany will reprise his role as The Vision after Age of Ultron

01.28.2015
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After CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, audiences realized that Marvel had no qualms with shaking up the status quo. There's no doubt that audiences will be bracing themselves for a change-up when AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON hits in 3 months' time. We've been told that the Avengers line-up is going to change, and one new addition to the team will be The Vision. Paul Bettany has been voicing Tony Stark's artificially intelligent butler (for lack of a better term), JARVIS, since the first IRON MAN.  In AGE OF ULTRON, he'll become a fully-realized android being. Bettany just recently spoke up regarding his prep for the role, as well as the fact that he'll also being returning to the Marvel Universe after AGE OF ULTRON.

Paul Bettany on preparing to be The Vision:

I did a lot of research — and my research was watching all of the films. I realized they are so interlinked and I wanted to understand the universe I was in. So I did and it was a really amazing, fun experience.

Everybody made me feel really at home and I have no bad stories — they are really funny people and really creative. I have never seen sets that big in my whole career. I have never seen set pieces like it — we were in a set that felt like a town.

Regarding his future with Marvel:

That’s the really great thing about the Marvel gig for me,” he says. “I have never known if I have had a job six months out ever in my life. And now I know that they have plans and I can be even more judicious about the stuff that I do outside of that work. I can wait for the right thing and feel really attached to it.

I understand why they went the route they did with JARVIS in IRON MAN, as to avoid comparisons with Batman, but now I feel like Marvel is tapping the full potential of Paul Bettany. The idea of turning JARVIS into The Vision is really cool, and just one of the many examples on how the cinematic Marvel stories can differ from the books. Changing what was done in the source material is not a bad thing, as long as it's compelling and it makes sense. You don't need me to tell you this, but Marvel seems to have a pretty good handle on their characters, and I look forward to seeing what role The Vision will play come CIVIL WAR (if he ends up there).

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will be released on May 1, 2015.

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Source: news.com/au

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9:49PM on 01/28/2015
Cant wait for this....This guy has great screen presence and hes gonna own this im sure of it...Wouldve loved to see him do Assassins Creed as well.
Cant wait for this....This guy has great screen presence and hes gonna own this im sure of it...Wouldve loved to see him do Assassins Creed as well.
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8:29PM on 01/28/2015
First off, I can't wait to see The Vision on screen. The fact that they have kept him so under wraps I love. We've seen concept promo art and thats about it. Its nice in this day and age to not have everything spoiled and still get a surprise (hopefully) on in the theater. I will say this though, most of the time I'm total purist. I rant against the FF4 movie because of what they have done. I wish they would have kept Vision's origin in tact, but given the way the MCU is currently setup I
First off, I can't wait to see The Vision on screen. The fact that they have kept him so under wraps I love. We've seen concept promo art and thats about it. Its nice in this day and age to not have everything spoiled and still get a surprise (hopefully) on in the theater. I will say this though, most of the time I'm total purist. I rant against the FF4 movie because of what they have done. I wish they would have kept Vision's origin in tact, but given the way the MCU is currently setup I understand the changes and am less likely to rail against Marvel, the guys who created the characters, for changing arc's on their own creations. When they do, they usually do it with respect and forethought. And in this case all they did really was exchange one super genius for another when it comes to Vision's creator.
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5:48PM on 01/28/2015

Huh?

If you bring the Vision into this universe I will expect to see more of him. I am so glad that they are keeping him under raps and we haven't seen very much of him but I expect a full on tease very soon rather than Paul Bettany talking about him. Superbowl comes to mind.
If you bring the Vision into this universe I will expect to see more of him. I am so glad that they are keeping him under raps and we haven't seen very much of him but I expect a full on tease very soon rather than Paul Bettany talking about him. Superbowl comes to mind.
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4:50PM on 01/28/2015
I like the route they're taking with Age of Ultron. First there is the origin of Ultron, I dig the change from the creator being Hank Pym to Tony Stark. I know there are some die-hard fans that's don't like it, but it suits the narrative of the MCU to date.
Then there is Paul Bettany. I think it's great they decided to have JARVIS become Vision, Bettany is a great actor when given a good part (let's face it, he's ended up in some stinkers in the past). So it's great that he's being turned
I like the route they're taking with Age of Ultron. First there is the origin of Ultron, I dig the change from the creator being Hank Pym to Tony Stark. I know there are some die-hard fans that's don't like it, but it suits the narrative of the MCU to date.
Then there is Paul Bettany. I think it's great they decided to have JARVIS become Vision, Bettany is a great actor when given a good part (let's face it, he's ended up in some stinkers in the past). So it's great that he's being turned into a full-fledged character within the MCU. I feel like between Mark Ruffalo's Hulk and Bettany's Vision, these two will be the fan favourites of this movie. Can't wait to see how they utilize Vision in future Marvel movies.
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3:35PM on 01/28/2015
Happy Bettany is getting his due, an underrated actor who I've loved since he did "Gangster No 1" back in the day, he'll make an awesome Vision.
Happy Bettany is getting his due, an underrated actor who I've loved since he did "Gangster No 1" back in the day, he'll make an awesome Vision.
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3:07PM on 01/28/2015
He'll be a fan favorite after Age of Ultron like the Incredible Hulk was after the first Avengers film.
He'll be a fan favorite after Age of Ultron like the Incredible Hulk was after the first Avengers film.
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7:39PM on 01/28/2015
Well vision is one of top marvel characters so he's a this fans fave already. Haha
Well vision is one of top marvel characters so he's a this fans fave already. Haha
8:14PM on 01/28/2015
Yeah honestly of all potential new class avengers he's the one I am most interested in seeing. His Pinocchio character arc of growing into a real boy could be very compelling especially if they go full on into comic stories and have him and Scarlett Witch get together.
Yeah honestly of all potential new class avengers he's the one I am most interested in seeing. His Pinocchio character arc of growing into a real boy could be very compelling especially if they go full on into comic stories and have him and Scarlett Witch get together.
1:15PM on 01/29/2015
I wish I could also "Thumbs Up" people's comments. I agree with Wopolopolus, the Vision is one of my all time favorite characters and I was so freaking excited about the prospect of him being in the film. Even before they told us, back when the whole Ultron concept first dropped, I knew that opened up the door for the Vision. I'm also a big fan of the Scarlet Witch, and I was always intrigued by their story (especially when they revisited it in the 90's. I was so glad they never kept Viz
I wish I could also "Thumbs Up" people's comments. I agree with Wopolopolus, the Vision is one of my all time favorite characters and I was so freaking excited about the prospect of him being in the film. Even before they told us, back when the whole Ultron concept first dropped, I knew that opened up the door for the Vision. I'm also a big fan of the Scarlet Witch, and I was always intrigued by their story (especially when they revisited it in the 90's. I was so glad they never kept Viz completely robotic.)
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