Tony Stark’s Jarvis (aka Paul Bettany) Will Become The Vision in The Avengers 2


Paul Bettany in Legion (2010) Movie Image

Of course, I have no idea if Paul Bettany’s unseen but often heard smart-aleck artificial intelligence Jarvis from the “Iron Man” films will actually become The Vision, or if it’s a completely new character who just happens to have Jarvis’ voice, but either way, Paul Bettany is playing him.

The Vision Comic Book Variety doesn’t really go into any great detail on the casting, so it’s anybody’s guess what “Avengers: Age of Ultron” writer/director Joss Whedon plans on doing with Jarvis ala The Vision, if anything. Of course, this being Marvel, it makes sense to link the creation of The Vision with the “Iron Man” movies.

According to the trade, The Vision was originally an android created by robot bad guy Ultron, the main villain of the sequel, and was “meant to be one of Ultron’s henchmen but who instead turns against him and becomes a hero.” He also sort of hooks up with the Scarlett Witch, who is being played by Elizabeth Olsen in the movie. Aaron Johnson will play the Witch’s brother, Quicksilver.

Whedon’s “Age of Ultron” is set for 2015, with James Spader (currently doing insanely fun work on NBC’s “The Blacklist”) voicing the robotic villain. Everyone from the last movie are expected back, including Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark, and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk. And oh yeah, all the other non-superhero folks, too, I guess.

Ultron goes bad next year, May 1st, 2015.

The Avengers Comic Book

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  • Juggernaut

    WHAT?!?!?! This is awesome news! If anyone fits the role of Vision it is Bettany! Great casting choice and a terrific transition!

    • ErickKwon

      Spot on, though I have to wonder about the costume and make up. He’s one of the few SERIOUS actors I can think of who’s also done his share of pulp action movies and pulled it off. Plus he got Jennifer Connelly to marry him so that’s like superpower unto itself

  • Debo4735

    I’m still waiting on Priest 2, I like him in just about everything I’ve seen him in.

    • Dedpool

      not gonna happen saddly, though i enjoyed it. Legion too.

  • Dedpool

    NICE!!! Bettany works perfect for the role.
    Here’s what i think happens. Stark creates Ultron AI. Ultron goes rogue. Builds body for Jarvis and makes him the vision and tries to corrupt him to hurt Stark. Vision turns on Ultron.