It has been reported and assumed, but never confirmed - until now. Actor Paul Bettany, who voices Tony Stark's smart computer J.A.R.V.I.S. in the "Iron Man" films, has confirmed he is playing the Marvel superhero Vision in the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron".
Bettany appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote this week's release of "Transcendence" and confirmed he's playing The Vision and actually had to work on the set (as opposed to just visiting a recording studio):
"It's very exciting for me, but everything is a double edged sword, right? Because I was playing J.A.R.V.I.S. for years and my job was I would turn up at a recording studio for 45 minutes, do all my stuff, and then they would give ma huge bag of cash and then I'd go home. Now it turns out they've found me out and they want me to actually do something!"
Asked what The Vision's powers are in the film, Bettany said they "pick and choose" which powers from the comic they want to use, but can't go into any detail:
"I can do all sorts of things, but I'm not allowed to really talk about them and what we're going to do because there might be a Marvel agent in the room who will actually wrestle me to the ground and fire me."