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Published On: Sun, Feb 9th, 2014

Paul Bettany set to play Vision in ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ as suit rumors leak

One British star is getting an expanded role in the Marvel universe as they announced Paul Bettany will now play Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Bettany voiced Tony Stark’s A.I. “Jarvis” in three Iron Man films and The Avengers.

The Daily Report 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.”

Vision Avengers Marvel Comics photopVision was depicted early on as being completely “chalk white”, fitting the above description.

They go on to say that “Make-up experts were using various powders and potions on Bettany’s pale skin to bring about the Vision’s chalk-white complexion.”

News of Vision’s costume comes courtesy of ScreenRant (via Comic Book Therapy).  The following description is squarely in the rumor column at this point, but the source is said to have insider access to the wardrobe department at Pinewood-Shepperton Studios where the superhero sequel is shooting:

It has a helmet akin to the Iron Man armor, but it’s designed more like a face than a smooth Stark helmet. The iconic yellow and green are present in the design, but it’s more metallic shades than bright ‘comic book colors.’ They said it reminds them somewhat of the T-100 from Terminator 2 but it’s not as shiny. The yellow metal “liquid” bits seem to light up. This may or may not happen since there are two designs for that section. One lights up the other doesn’t. That’s the only difference. The cape is present, but they say it appears to only “pop out” when in flight mode. The cap sports some similar shades of yellow as the body. The “neck pieces” are the same yellow but they seem to shift positions from “standing” (for lack of a better word) to “flight mode.”

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