Paul Bettany and The Vision should be a major component of the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, particularly as we continue to learn his connections to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the murderous Ultron (James Spader).
The actor never really broke out into the mainstream sadly, and it’s doubtful a role like this will help: as the clip above shows, he’s got much too much good humor and charm to be stuck playing a machine.
You may not know it, but Paul Bettany has actually been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the very beginning. Back in 2008, director Jon Favreau cast the British star to be the voice of Jarvis, Tony Stark's digital butler, in the first Iron Man movie, and since then he has reprised the role in Iron Man 2, The Avengers and Iron Man 3.
Unfortunately, if you're looking for more details about the project you're just a bit out of luck. It would seem that Bettany wants to keep any and all details about the film a secret for now, including a plot description. The actor cum director wrote the screenplay himself, but we don't even know what genre it falls into since the trade simply describes the movie as an "indie feature."
Having voiced Jarvis in both Iron Man films as well as The Avengers, Paul Bettany already has quite a bit of experience working with the idea of intelligent technology, but now he's set to take it to a whole new level.
He may not play a role as big as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, or Chris Hemsworth, but Paul Bettany is certainly a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers he provides the voice of Jarvis, Tony Stark's digital assistant, and while fans may love the part, apparently the actor feels zero connection to it at all- to the point where he hasn't even bothered to see the first two movies.
While J.C. Chandor’s script certainly resonated with Zachary Quinto and his team at Before the Door when they first took it on and still when they shot the film about a year and a half ago, it was a bit up in the air in terms of whether or not Margin Call would still be relevant when it finally hit theaters. Well, the time has come and courtesy of Occupy Wall Street, not only was Quinto’s first instinct justified, but now he’s got one of the timeliest films possible.
Bettany has spent more time chasing strange CGI creatures over the last few years, starring in the seemingly identical Priest and Legion, and it would be great to see Bettany return to the kind of prestigious work he was doing in the early 00s with a musical that's bound to get a ton of attention
When crafting a movie trailer, the idea is to provide wide audiences with a better sense of the entire movie condensed down to two-and-a-half minutes. For a movie like Priest, this is usually accomplished by splicing scenes together in a montage format- action scene here, cool line of dialogue there, big explosion and title card. The new trailer for the comic book adaptation, however, takes a different tact.
Priest is set to come out on May 13th, but unlike many summer action films set to be released after it that have been getting plenty of build-up, such as Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class and Cars 2, the buzz and marketing have been practically non-existent (for reference it's been nearly two months since the Super Bowl, the last time we heard anything about it).
He played Charles Darwin. He’s been a rebellious angel. Now for the third entry in his “get hit by lightning” trilogy Paul Bettany steps back on screen as a murderous Priest in a dystopian future
Usually when an international trailer is released we wind up seeing some extra footage that for some reason wasn’t shown to American audiences, but the opposite is happening with new trailer for Priest
In the midst of this year's Comic Con, the first trailer for Priest, starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Stephen Moyer and Maggie Q, came online. The same footage that was shown during the Hall H
The trailer features a lot of random shots of guys posing with guns, throwing edged weapons, or riding on motorbikes. In what is surely the most ridiculously idiotic thing ever
Paul Bettany has played a traitor Angel and Charles Darwin. He hasn’t been hit by lightning yet, so might as well keep going. In Priest he’ll play a man of the clothe who takes up vampire hunting