There’s no denying that Age of Ultron stumbled and tripped upon its own ambition more than few times during its over 2 and a half hour run time. However, for all its faults, the movie managed to not only deliver an entertaining and exciting ride for fans of the source material, it also was able to introduce and set up a number of new, important characters and story elements into the MCU.
One of the central ones being the introduction of Paul Bettany’s Vision. The character was one of the few times we’ve gotten to see a character created from scratch onscreen, and was one of the highlights of Age of Ultron for a lot of fans. The character’s powers, physicality, and mentality all seemed to coalesce into one awesome performance from the British actor, and considering Vision’s immense potential, it’ll be interesting to see where his character goes from here on out.
While recently speaking at the first ever AsiaPOP Comic Con in Manila, originally covered by Philippine Entertainment Portal (via CBM), Paul Bettany was asked about his work on Captain America: Civil War, and while he didn’t reveal much, he did comment on how his character’s arc will continue in Civil War, as well as his preparations for the character when he gets ready to play him:
“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’s dangerous, you don’t know if he’s going to go one way or another. I’m continuing that theme in Captain America 3.”
In regards to if he’ll be able to keep playing the character after Cap 3 though, he wouldn’t say:
“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…”
Question: Do we have a number specifically?
“I couldn’t reveal that.”
Like I said before, Vision was one of the coolest parts of Ultron for me. I was nervous to see how the character would be handled onscreen, in regards to both his look and the way the character would be written, but it all seemed turned out being even better than I could have expected. However, Bettany brings up an interesting point about Civil War, being that Vision is still an infant’s age by the time the battle of idealogies between Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) breaks out.
While we already know that he’ll be siding with Tony Stark’s Iron Man in the film, there’s no telling whether or not he might switch sides at one point, or have several crises of faith throughout. One of my favorite parts about Vision as a character though is how good-hearted he seems to be, and seeing how he reacts to the utter brutality that will ensue between heroes who were once friends should prove to be a compelling aspect of the film.
Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6th, 2016.
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