The latest Captain America: Civil War news revolves around a character who saw his first screen time in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Paul Bettany’s Vision was created almost the same way the villain was, and managed to pull off some unusual feats in the film.
This article may contain spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Avengers: Age of Ultron, you might want to do so before reading on.
J.A.R.V.I.S. comically stands for “Just a rather very intelligent system,” and is Iron Man’s AI counterpart, which regularly communicates with Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). In this way, Paul Bettany has been pivotal to the MCU right from the first film. Offering advice to the Avengers’ resident billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist, his voice has been integral to the development of Iron Man.
It wasn’t until the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron that the voice was finally given a body. The first attempt had become self aware and ended up creating a nightmare for the team. Despite the initial failure, another attempt had been made. It wasn’t until one of the infinity stones, which are pivotal to the MCU’s storyline in later films, was attached to its head that Vision was also born.
Having lifted Mjolnir and even defeated Ultron, Vision has already proven himself full of surprises. It was hinted at in previous Captain America: Civil War news that Vision may even become unpredictable and show evil tendencies, as previously reported by The Inquisitr. Being imbued with the very power that Loki had tried to use to take over the world in the first Avengers, Vision could be a dangerous character.
According to Paul Bettany, who recently talked with Collider, there are parallels between the story of Captain America: Civil War and news about war in the real world.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun. I think it’s really interesting, the way that a huge, epic superhero extravaganza is discussing a really interesting question, which is about people unilaterally going into other people’s countries and their intervention there.”
Paul also opened up on how a character based on logic can have trouble with the idea of loyalty, possibly hinting at Vision questioning his alliance with the Avengers. This makes for some interesting twists to come in the latest Captain America: Civil War news.
“What I love about my character is that there are so many places for him to go. I think he’s very interested in what it means to be human and what love is. The only way one can guarantee one’s loyalty is love. Loyalty is beyond logic, really. Logic doesn’t really provide for loyalty. If your logic changes suddenly and things not make sense, you can alter your allegiance, but love stops you from being able to do that.”
Paul Bettany was recently on Larry King Now, according to Comic Book, and teased a bit more on his role in the upcoming film and other possible Captain America: Civil War news.
Paul Bettany Dishes On Captain America: Civil War and Vision’s Role In It https://t.co/ZLBRsnlLLv pic.twitter.com/QB7K8ciBL1
— Marvel News (@MarvelNewz) November 14, 2015
At first, Paul mentioned how it was difficult for him to talk about the film, likening it to having snipers trained on him and ready to fire if he said anything too revealing. He did answer a question about why Vision was able to lift Thor’s hammer Mjolnir though, saying it was about how he was a “good person.”
Paul also told Larry King that the fan base tends to be “rabid” because the producers and others in charge are Marvel fans themselves, and very protective of the material.
What do you think of Paul Bettany’s thoughts about his role and the Marvel fan base? Is this Captain America: Civil War news revealing?
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