While moviegoers and cinephiles have grown used to the big budget adventures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio has really done something major. The idea of serialized storytelling was all but a pipe dream before it inception, and the overall quality of each film has really soared in the past few years. Phase Three has yet to see a misstep, as each blockbuster has made a ton of movie and been met with critical acclaim. Actor Paul Bettany has been working in the MCU since the very beginning, as the voice of JARVIS before eventually taking on the role of Vision in live-action. As such, he has an idea why Marvel movies tend to be so successful, saying:
It looks like it call comes down to enthusiasm about the subject matter, for the MCU's directors and producers. Rather than simply trying to get through the daunting task of putting together each blockbuster, there's excitement there because they're all fans. They too grew up with these stories, and are dying to see characters like Vision and Scarlet Witch on the silver screen for the first time.
Paul Bettany's comments come to us from the set of Avengers: Infinity War which CinemaBlend's Sean O'Connell visited in Atlanta. Considering what a massive project that upcoming installment is going to be, it's comforting to hear just how much everyone involved at Marvel truly cares about the work being done. Since these stories are told with love, fans can go into the next two Avengers movies knowing that whatever insanity occurs, decisions weren't made lightly.
Avengers: Infinity War is being teased as the end of the MCU as we know it. With a variety of contracts up for the universe's leading actors, it seems like anybody could be killed before Phase Three comes to a close. This includes Paul Bettany himself, as one of Thanos' Infinity Stones is lodged in his forehead and brings the cyborg to life.
Avengers: Infinity War will arrive in theaters April 27th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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