Paul Bettany to star in Avengers 2

7 February 2014

Not just in voice form this time!

Another name has been added to the already crowded cast of next year’s Avengers sequel: it’s been confirmed that Paul Bettany will join the cast, to appear as classic Marvel hero The Vision.

Bettany, of course, is no stranger to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having starred - in voice form only - in the first Avengers film and all three Iron Man movies as Tony Stark’s artificially intelligent computer J.A.R.V.I.S.

The Vision was first created way back in 1940 under Marvel’s Mystery Comics banner, joining the Avengers line-up in 1968. In the comics, the Vision was created by android Ultron, initially as an antagonist.

He later gains control of his powers from Ultron and becomes a more heroic character, going on to marry the Scarlet Witch.

In Joss Whedon’s new movie, Ultron will be played by James Spader, while the Scarlett Witch will be played by Elizabeth Olsen.

Bettany is expected to play both J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision, though there’s some speculation that, since both characters are effectively artificially-intelligent robots, the two might be connected somehow - that Vision is in fact a rogue J.A.R.V.I.S.

We’ll get the answer to that when Avengers: Age of Ultron is released on May 1st, 2015.

[Source: Variety]