Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

Paul Bettany Upgrades to Vision in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

See also

With the explosive conclusion to Iron Man 3 and the lack of information about any sequels, it was beginning to look as if we'd heard the last of Paul Bettany as Tony Stark's helpful A.I., JARVIS. Some rumors, including a good deal of speculation around our own office water cooler, have had JARVIS somehow playing a role in the creation of Ultron in The Avengers sequel, and now it looks like the two characters will be indeed be linked.

A report by by Baz Bamigboye over at the Daily Mail noted that Bettany was seen at Marvel's London studios trying on costumes that resembled Vision, but Variety has gone ahead and confirmed him for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Vision was originally a weapon created by the evil android Ultron (James Spader), but eventually becomes a hero and one of the core members of the team. He even begins a romantic relationship with the Scarlet Witch, to be played by Elizabeth Olsen.

So this would seem to lend credence to the idea of Ultron being a Stark creation, since he was created by Hank Pym in the comics and he won't be introduced until Edgar Wright's Ant-Man some weeks later.

Not only does Bettany get an expanded role that isn't just a digitized voice, but it's likely he'll be a crucial part of The Avengers franchise for a long time. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1st 2015.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • NHL ice girls
    They may be smoking hot, but these NHL ice girls serve a purpose
    Camera
    Sports Chicks
  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City concert
    Video
    Music News
  • Amaris Jackson
    The Washington Wizards sign a 10-year-old with cancer to contract
    NBA Buzz
  • Emily Kinney
    'Walking Dead' fans are buzzing about the show as Emily Kinney was spotted with writers
    TV Buzz
  • Barry Trotz
    The Nashville Predators part ways with the only coach they've ever had
    NHL Buzz
  • AC/DC
    AC/DC may announce their retirement following a serious health issue
    Video
    Music Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!