Report Claims Paul Bettany Will Play VISION In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Paul Bettany has voiced Jarvis (Tony Stark‘s home and armor A.I.) in all the Iron Man films and The Avengers, but a recent report claims that the actor will be much more than a disembodied voice in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Despite some fans’ rather wishful thinking that Clark Gregg‘s Agent Coulson would become the robotic hero Vision, it looks like Paul Bettany may be everyone’s favorite android Aveger.
The Daily Mail‘s Bax Bamigboye says that the Bettany is in training to join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and has even had some costume tests for his expanded role. The site reports:
Bettany and Jeremy Renner, who plays ace archer Hawkeye, were at Shepperton Studios just outside London this week, meeting with director Joss Whedon.
They did a series of costume, hair and make-up tests and worked with stuntmen and armourers.
The casting of Bettany has been shrouded in secrecy, but he was spotted at Shepperton on Monday. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is code-named After Party . . . or at least it was.
The code-name may have been changed after Bamigboye rang up the offices to ask about Bettany. Now there’s no word on whether Bettany will be doubling up as Jarvis and Vision, but it would make sense for Stark‘s A.I. to be turned into or at least used as a template for Vision. In the comics the character was created by Ultron, so there is even the chance James Spader‘s villainous A.I. could take control of Stark‘s systems and use them to make Vision. There’s nothing solid to go on at this time, but our imaginations can run wild with the possibilities. With Elizabeth Olson coming aboard as Scarlet Witch and Ultron being the main villain, there is definitely enough we know about the film to indicate Vision could have a part in the festivities.
It’s odd that Bettany will be taking on a live-action role considering he has said on multiple occasions he’s never seen any of the Marvel films. Not even the ones in which he’s had a role. He says he comes in, records his voice-over for whatever Jarvis is needed for, then moves on to other projects. It seems the script pulled the actor in or Marvel made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Now that the cat is seemingly out of the bag, hopefully we hear more about Vision‘s inclusion in the film or what drew Bettany to taking on the much larger (and likely recurring) role before long. What do you think about Bettany possibly being Vision? Do you hope Vision is related to Jarvis or would you like Bettany to double up on the A.I. roles?
Source : Daily Mail