When Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters this May, fans will get to hear a very familiar voice in a new way when Paul Bettany's J.A.R.V.I.S. becomes Vision, the first time the actor will actually be seen on screen in a Marvel movie. While promoting his new comedy Mortdecai, the actor hinted in an interview with News.com.au that Marvel has a plan for his character, without specifying what they may be. Here's what he had to say about his multi-picture contract with Marvel.
"That's the really great thing about the Marvel gig for me. I have never known if I have had a job six months out ever in my life. And now I know that they have plans and I can be even more judicious about the stuff that I do outside of that work. I can wait for the right thing and feel really attached to it."
Before taking on Vision, Paul Bettany merely provided the voice for J.A.R.V.I.S., the computerized personal assistant to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Marvel's The Avengers and Iron Man 3. The actor admitted that he had never seen any of those or other Marvel movies before taking on the Vision role, but he did watch all of the movies before shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron to fully understand the universe he's in.
"I did a lot of research - and my research was watching all of the films. I realized they are so interlinked and I wanted to understand the universe I was in. So I did and it was a really amazing, fun experience - especially going from my tiny, 20-day movie with no money and no trailers to this behemoth film was just great. Everybody made me feel really at home and I have no bad stories - they are really funny people and really creative. I have never seen sets that big in my whole career. I have never seen set pieces like it - we were in a set that felt like a town."
After Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man debuts later this year, Marvel will kick off its nine-movie Phase Three, which includes Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. We're not quite sure when Vision will show up again, but it seems likely that he will at least come back for the two-part Infinity War adventure. Where else do you think Vision should pop up within the Marvel Cinematic Universe?