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Paul Bettany talks about playing the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron

July 28th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Paul Bettany is well known to Avengers fans as the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S, Tony Stark’s AI helper. But he is also now a fully-realised Avenger as the Vision – although his appearance is being kept very secretive so far.

Slashfilm got to sit with the actor at a Roundtable and the subject of The Vision came up and Bettany was cagey, but some details were eventually disclosed:

– He said that having voiced J.A.R.V.I.S in the Iron Man movies and Avengers he isn’t allowed to play another character, “though I can’t say what the relationship is between Vision and J.A.R.V.I.S.. Everything is a double-edged sword”

– He wouldn’t say if J.A.R.V.I.S has a different voice than Vision specifically but he did say: “those things are hard to analyze and there are absolute differences clearly.”

– Vision feels paternal to a number of people (probably including Tony Stark).

– Does he have fight scenes? “I’m really good at punching,” he says, “Vision is good at punching.”

– He’s protective of Scarlet Witch.

“He is someone who is learning about the world at an exponential rate. He becomes more sassy as the movie continues,” he says of the character.

– The Avengers, it seems, don’t trust him – is this because he’s connected to Ultron, perhaps: “there’s a lot of distrust, and that has to be navigated by the Vision. He does it in a quite extraordinarily shocking way. It’s a real roof raiser of a moment.”

– Three is a “fabulous” cape but he won’t reveal the colour. His costume is ‘real’: “It’s just a really beautiful piece of design and then manufacturing this thing out of a lot of materials that haven’t existed for a long time. It’s really cool looking. The consequence is it’s f#@king hot!”

– The Vision, he says, ” has the ability to change his density and that is … that’s awesome and exploited brilliantly by Joss in some cool moments when Vision is able to do something that is otherworldly. And he’s discovering it all as he goes along.”

– Oh and he flies too…

Does this sound like the Vision you’ve been waiting to see onscreen? Let us knw below, @NerdFollowing and/or on Facebook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….