The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is now being called “the biggest thing Marvel has ever done,” by at least one movie star. Paul Bettany, who plays the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man and Avengers movies, talked to the Radio Times about being blown away by the sets for the new Avengers sequel.
“I’ve never been on a bigger set in my entire life than in The Avengers [Age of Ultron]. One [part] seemed to be the corner of a town, with helicopter cameras, and drone cameras flying about. I just haven’t seen anything that big, so it was like being a kid on a film set again. This is the biggest thing Marvel has ever done.”
Paul Bettany has already been in a number of Marvel movies, although he’s never seen. Instead, he plays Tony Stark’s AI assistant, Just A Rather Very Intelligent System, or J.A.R.V.I.S. for short. He may have just been a voice before, but now he plays The Vision, an android superhero, in The Avengers sequel.
J.A.R.V.I.S. and the Vision will be somehow connected, which will be a story played out on a massive set and scale.
“It was enormous. I remember, we were at Comic-con, and they showed a portion of the footage, and I was just gobsmacked. And I looked down the row and every one of the Avengers was the same. Including Samuel Jackson – and his whole modus operandi is ‘I’ve seen everything before, I’m the most chilled out, relaxed man and I’ve seen everything’ … and he was as knocked out as anyone. It’s huge.”
Bettany is sure to get more fanfare now that he’ll be donning his own superhero cape — assuming the costume is similar to the comics (see below).
But how will he deal with the new attention?
He explained, “I’ve been to Comic-con like 5 times, and I went this last time as part of the Avengers, and it was … just nuts.”
“It was crazy, Those fans go CRAZY. And that was strange… I’m feeling quite daunted now that you’ve said it … I look really different in real life. I’m red and android in the film. So I don’t know, hopefully that’ll help.”
Not having red skin or yellow eyes should really help him blend in.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters May 1st, 2015.
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