‘Avengers’ Update: Paul Bettany Says ‘Age of Ultron’ Is the Biggest Thing Marvel’s Ever Done
Paul Bettany talks about how a huge deal the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” pic is, calling it “The Biggest Thing Marvel’s Ever Done.” Read on for more details on this story.
According to Comicbook.com, Paul Bettany, who voices J.A.R.V.I.S. in “Iron Man,” told Radio Times about it. He will be featured as “The Vision” in Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Age of Ultron.” Then he describes how massive of a film is.
“This is the biggest thing Marvel have ever done, It was enormous. I remember, we were at Comic-con, and they showed a portion of the footage, and I was just gobsmacked. And I looked down the row and every one of the Avengers was the same,” Bettany told Radio Times.
Bettany, who has been in touch with Marvel since “Iron Man,” knew about his upcoming character years before and has kept it a secret for three years. So far, Marvel has revealed very little information about the newest additions in the “Avengers” line-up, especially with the Vision. Catch Bettany suit up as the synthezoid Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the 11th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will follow the events of the original film. With S.H.I.E.L.D.’s abolition on “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark creates Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark’s Iron Legion. However, things go awry as his plan quickly backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth. The superhero team will confront newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, as well as the Vision.
The original cast will be suiting up to reprise their respective roles: Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Kretschmann and Stellan Skarsgård reprise their roles from previous MCU films as Maria Hill, Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Peggy Carter, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker and Erik Selvig. Claudia Kim was cast as a scientist and friend of Tony Stark, while Andy Serkis is playing an undisclosed role in the film. James Spader plays central villain Ultron. “Avengers’” co-creator Stan Lee is set to make a cameo appearance.
Paul Bettany, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. (Tony Stark’s AI butler) in previous films, will now play the synthezoid Vision, an android who is able to control his density, which enables him to phase through walls, fly or have a diamond-hard near invulnerability. The Vision will be joined by Magneto’s twins, Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff/Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen respectively.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in North America in 2D and IMAX 3D.
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