It was announced yesterday that actor Paul Bettany will play The Vision in the upcoming Marvel movie The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Like the character he’s playing, Paul has been a part of the Marvel movie universe for a long time, even if it’s only been the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. This announcement may give us some insight into the possible story of the next installation of the Avengers movie. Seeing that Tony Stark is supposed to be the one who creates Ultron instead of Hank Pym, is it possible that Tony will also make J.A.R.V.I.S into a real boy? There’s also the fact that we have the Scarlet Witch in the mix who, in the comics, has been a love interest of The Vision and a pivotal character in his evolution. Either way Paul Bettany is a great choice for the role and I can’t wait to see the character designs for one of Marvels most misunderstood characters. The emotional range of The Vision is something that plays to Paul’s strengths as an actor, which include his ability to bring across some serious emotions, even in the middle of absolute chaos.
For me the whole thing is starting to sound like an ILM injected Pinocchio story gone seriously wrong. In any case I’m hoping that Marvel gets back on course story wise. I’m not a huge fan of Hank Pym not being Ant-Man and the fact that Hank has a daughter who’s rumored to be played by Evangeline Lilly is kind of bugging me. One of the best parts of the Ultron and Vision story is the fact that Pym creates Ultron driven by his ego and that goes seriously wrong. Then you have Ultron do the same thing and create Vision due to his (or its) ego and that ends up screwing him over. The lesson here? Karma is a bitch.
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