Monday, July 28, 2014

Actor Paul Bettany Begins Opening Up About Being JARVIS and VISION in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON


Actor Paul Bettany is set to voice Tony Stark's digital assistant JARVIS for the fifth time in next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Yet this will be his first time actually appearing as an actor in a Marvel Studios film, as the humanoid android Vision.

Bettany plays Ultron's creation and only a tease of how Vision will look in the sequel has been provided by Marvel and in a vague on set report two weeks ago. That report can be read by clicking right here.

The actor spoke with SuperHeroHype and teased the relationship between JARVIS and Vision, while making sure not to say too much because Marvel's snipers will take him out before leaking anything that writer/director Joss Whedon doesn't want him to say.

Here's the most important snippets of info from Bettany's interview:

SHH: So how did it come about, you taking on the Vision role in Avengers? Did you know early on that you would do that? 
Bettany: For a long while I discovered, having playing J.A.R.V.I.S., I wasn’t allowed to then play another character and Joss Whedon and I got on very well and he looked for a way to make that work and found it, though I can’t say what the relationship is between Vision and J.A.R.V.I.S.. Everything is a double-edged sword, I used to be in a studio for 45 minutes and do J.A.R.V.I.S. and get a huge bag of cash and go my way like a burglar, and now they want me to work for my money. Which is great and sweaty and hot, which you’ll realize once they unveil everything. It’s really f***ing cool. It’s great to join this train which is on really clear tracks. 
SHH: What intrigued you about the Vision? 
Bettany: I’ve got to say that the greatest thing about the job for me is that however much research I could do, I would never know as much about Vision and this world as Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon, so it’s nice to give all responsibility of that to those guys. The thing that appealed to me is that this sort of nascent creature being born, being both omnipotent and totally naive, the sort of danger of that and complex nature of a thing being born that is that powerful and that created in a second and the choices he makes morally are really complex and interesting. They’ve really managed to maintain all of that, the old image I love is of him crying, I think it’s really expressed kind of beautifully in this “Avengers” film.

SHH: Is there a different voice from the Vision than J.A.R.V.I.S.? 
Bettany: I can’t talk about that. It happens entirely naturally on set and those things are hard to analyze and there are absolute differences clearly. 
SHH: Was it something you worked on beforehand? 
Bettany: I worked on it, but the interaction with other people and actors, but the director changes thing. He is not J.A.R.V.I.S. and he is not a child of Ultron, he is the Vision. That weirdly happened on its own. He’s J.A.R.V.I.S. but yoked. 
SHH: Do you get to wear the big yellow cape? 
Bettany: Can’t discuss that. There is a cape, and it is fabulous.

SHH: Can you talk about his abilities in the film? 
Bettany: No? yeah, a little. We’ve talked about how he’s incredibly good at punching, which is key. He 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 all as he goes along.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently filming in the U.K. and is set to release in theaters on May 1, 2015.


Related Post: Comic-Con 2014: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Footage Descriptions From Marvel Studios' Panel

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