When you sign on for a Marvel movie, it’s pretty much a given that you’re signing on for more than one film and, sure enough, it seems as though that will be the case for Paul Bettany as The Vision. While promoting his latest release, Mortdecai, Bettany discussed the possibility of bringing The Vision to additional Marvel movies beyond Avengers: Age of Ultron with news.com.au. Here’s what he told the outlet (via CBM):
“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.”
Marvel’s the king of multi-picture contracts, so it’s no surprise that “they have plans” and Bettany’s busy enjoying some serious job security, but the question is, what’s to come for The Vision? Based on the source material and that action figure description that popped up back in December, it seems like the obvious path for the character is to make a big entrance in Age of Ultron and then perhaps move on to Infinity War – Part 1 and Infinity War – Part 2 as a full-blown Avenger.
No matter how it plays out, it sounds like Bettany is ready for it. Even though he hadn’t seen a single MCU film prior to scoring the role, since then, he’s studied up big time.
“I did a lot of research — and my research was watching all of the films. I realised 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.”
Even though I’m dying to see what Bettany does with The Vision, I’m also hoping Marvel continues the trend and does their best to keep the character top secret until Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015. Wouldn’t it be nice to get to see a new key character in action for the very first time in the final cut of a film for a change?