Paul Bettany teases his role as the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Apr 14, 2014

Actor Paul Bettany has opened up about his role as the Vision in Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, revealing a few intriguing tidbits.

Whilst promoting his newest sci-fi film Transcendence on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the 42-year-old British thespian teased his upcoming role in the Joss Whedon-directed superhero flick.

First off, Bettany confirmed that he will NOT have all of the abilities the Vision has in the comics (of which you can find a list here), teasing:

“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 that will actually wrestle me to the ground. And fire me!”

However, Bettany then proceeded to discuss playing J.A.R.V.I.S. versus playing a living, sentient robot (the Vision) who — again in the comics — *SPOILERS* enters into a long-term love affair with Scarlet Witch, played by the much younger Elizabeth Olsen in the upcoming Marvel flick. Basically, it’s unclear if they’ll even go there (but they might).

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It’s believed that both Ultron (voiced and mo-capped by James Spader) and the Vision will have something to do with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)’s  J.A.R.V.I.S.

Here’s what Bettany said:

"It’s very exciting for me, but everything is a double edged sword because I was playing J.A.R.V.I.S. for years. My job was, I would turn up in a recording studio for 45 minutes, do all my stuff. And then they’d give me a huge bag of cash, and then I’d go home! But it turns out they found me out, and now they actually want me to do something!"

Have a look at the video below:

Are you guys excited for Paul Bettany to play the Vision? Do you think he was the best choice for the role?

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(via Screen Rant and Cinema Blend)