One of the biggest question marks regarding the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is Paul Bettany’s The Vision character. The film marks the first time Bettany’s been seen on screen in the Marvel universe, following his voice over only roles as Tony Stark’s computer J.A.R.V.I.S. in previous films.
Out doing promotional rounds for “Mortdecai,” Bettany tells News.com.au that Marvel has a plan for his character and that he loves the security of a regular gig like this:
“That’s the really great thing about the Marvel gig for me. 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.”
Bettany also confirmed that he hasn’t seen any of the previous Marvel Studios films, including those he was in, before he took on his role in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
“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 – especially going from my tiny, twenty-day movie with no money and no trailers to this behemoth film was just great.
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.”
No word on which other films The Vision might appear in, though the “Avengers: Infinity War” two-film saga seems the obvious first choice.