Although we’d previously heard rumors, it still was a shock when it was revealed in February that actor Paul Bettany would be going from the voicing J.A.R.V.I.S., to the physical role as The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. On Friday night, Bettany appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the conversation eventually turned to his role in the upcoming film, but as to be expected Bettany couldn’t reveal too much information.
When Kimmel asked about what his powers would be:
“Oh 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…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!”
In the comics, Vision possesses a number of superhuman powers ultimately derived from his artificial substance and metabolism. The Vision’s android body is functioning replica of a human body containing analogues to virtually all human organs, blood, and tissue, composed of an unrevealed synthetic organic-like substance. This substance mimics all the functions of human tissue, but is several times as strong, durable and resilient.
He also has holographic manipulation, energy manipulation, audio Sensitivity, optical scanners, vocal manipulation, solar radiation absorption, solar energy beams, density alteration, intangible flight, physical disruption, computer brain, superhuman intelligence, and of course superhuman stamina, reflexes, durability and strength.