Despite claiming that he’d never seen any of the Iron Man or Avengers movies in which he features as the voice of Tony Stark’s helpful and snarky A.I. Jarvis, it looks like Paul Bettany may soon be playing a bigger role in the MCU. The Daily Mail is reporting that the actor is on board for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
He’ll be playing …..Vision!
They report some additional details:
“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.
I bet as soon as executives at Marvel and Disney read this report they’ll change it. But it was certainly working yesterday when I rang the studio and asked to be put through to the production office for After Party.”
This isn’t the first time his name has popped up as Vision though. There was a rumor about Bettany in August of last year that said it was possible he would be Ultron or Vision.
A few days ago it was noted that Bettany had inked a new deal with Marvel as well.
So with the many thinking that Tony Stark creates Ultron instead of Hank Pym like in the comics, will he create Vision to help defeat him? If the Bettany casting is true it would point to Vision being some form of JARVIS.
What do you think?
The Vision has been a major part of the Avengers since his debut in “The Avengers” #57 in 1968. In the comics, the character falls in love with and marries Scarlet Witch.
Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and James Spader.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 1, 2015
Update: Variety are reporting it now as well