At a Q&A during the Asia Pop comic con in Manilla, Paul Bettany helped to give a little insight on what to expect from his character, The Vision, in the upcoming Marvel flick, Captain America; Civil War.
Bettany came into the role of The Vision during the 2014 Avengers; Age of Ultron event as a culmination between Tony Starks digital assistant Jarvis, Ultron, and the mind stone, one of Marvel’s six infinity stones, which will be the centralized premise behind the last two Avengers installments, Infinity Wars I & II. The Vision became the critical lynch pin that allowed the Avengers to overtake the evil android, Ultron.
In the Q&A, Bettany explained that The Vision will be very similar to what we saw in Age of Ultron, but to a different effect. According to Bettany, “I was given comics. I also was looking to think about what could be edifying for me to learn. I took the opportunity—you see my character get born… something unlikely to ever happen to me again. He must be both omnipotent and yet totally naive at the same time. And experiencing the world in real time and his place in it. Is he going to be a force of good or a force of evil? It was really interesting, fun to play with, because he is dangerous, you do not know if he’s going to go one way or another. And I’m continuing that theme in Captain America 3.”
He also gave a bit of insight on what’s it’s like to have Marvel brand job security by explaining, “And also, as an actor, the other part of it is knowing that you have work in a year’s time, I’ve never had that. Do Jarvis, you should do Jarvis. No, find somebody else. Oh, I … It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had the security of knowing that I’ve got a couple of movies to make…”
Bettany also had a slew of kind things to say about working for Marvel and with his fellow Avengers. According to Bettany, “It was a lot of work! We all had a bit more fun. You know, there were more improvised jokes between me and [Robert] Downey Jr., and me and Chris Evans, and it was a really loose atmosphere on-set. It was one really loose set, it was great! I would totally lie to you if it wasn’t, but I don’t have to lie. And we all get on. They’re all a really nice bunch of boys and girls. They’re all happy to be there. They’re being terribly well-paid, so they should be happy to be there. And work’s really creative and fun, you know?”
Marvel’s Captain America; Civil War is set to release on May 6th, 2016. Read Marvel’s official synopsis is below:
“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.