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Published On: Fri, Jan 30th, 2015

Paul Bettany on ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ role as Vision

Avengers: Age of Ultron news is exploding across the Internet, now with star Paul Bettany goes from playing the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man films to becoming Vision in AOE.

“This is the biggest thing Marvel have ever done,” said Bettany while speaking with Radio Times.

“It was enormous. I remember, we were at Comic-con, and they showed a portion of the footage, and I was just gobsmacked. And I looked down the row and every one of the Avengers was the same.”

“Including Samuel Jackson – and his whole modus operandi is ‘I’ve seen everything before, I’m the most chilled out, relaxed man and I’ve seen everything…’and he was as knocked out as anyone. It’s huge.”

A hint at the look of Paul Bettany as Vison in "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

A hint at the look of Paul Bettany as Vison in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Joining Avengers makes things crazy for the actor.

“I’ve been to Comic-con like 5 times, and I went this last time as part of the Avengers, and it was… just nuts. It was crazy, Those fans go CRAZY. And that was strange,” he says.

While speaking to News Australia, Bettany talks about the job security, hinting at the Vision in more Marvel films.

“That’s the really great thing about the Marvel gig for me,” Bettany said. “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.”

Although no specific project is named, it seems likely that The Vision would have a role to play in Captain America: Civil War, which will shoot from April through August in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Those dates certainly line up with “six months out.”

Bettany admitted to doing the movies for some easy voiceover cash, only immersing himself in the Marvel movies after taking on the critical role of The Vision.

“I did a lot of research — and my research was watching all of the films,” says Bettany. “I realised 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.”

The film stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) with Bettany (Vision), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Andy Serkis and James Spader (Ultron).

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters May 1, 2015.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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