Paul Bettany’s Vision Could Be On A Side Of His Own In Captain America: Civil War


Paul Bettany's Vision Could Be On A Side Of His Own In Captain America: Civil War

For all of the talk of Captain America: Civil War splitting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes smack bang down the middle, where the majority of Avengers will either stand behind Steve Rogers’ Cap or Tony Stark’s genius billionaire playboy philanthropist, there are still a few members of the roster that are yet to fall in line.

Whether it’s the ever-ambiguous Scarlet Witch or Paul Bettany’s AI-turned-deity Vision, fans have been stipulating about how the remaining pieces will fall into place. Granted, a leaked piece of concept art seemed to have the latter side with Iron Man and Co., but according to Bettany, Vision’s allegiances may not be as set in stone.


As one of – if not the – most powerful characters in the entirety of Civil War, the thought of Bettany’s slightly naive deity existing as a loose cannon is somewhat unnerving, and it’s one that will surely act as a hot topic for debate in Joe and Anthony Russo’s threequel. Before touching base on the tenacious nature of his character, however, the British actor spoke about the on-set fun during Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“It was a lot of work! We all had a bit more fun. You know, there were more improvised jokes between me and [Robert] Downey Jr., and me and Chris Evans, and it was a really loose atmosphere on-set. It was one really loose set, it was great! I would totally lie to you if it wasn’t, but I don’t have to lie. And we all get on. They’re all a really nice bunch of boys and girls. They’re all happy to be there. They’re being terribly well-paid, so they should be happy to be there. And work’s really creative and fun, you know? I got to be born on camera, you know, that’s unlikely to ever happen again.”

On the topic of Vision as a character, though, Bettany was much more ambiguous, teasing that he considers his persona as neither good nor evil. Plus, it looks as though the actor’s place in the MCU is all but confirmed for at least another two movies, laying the groundwork for a two-part role in Infinity War.

“As an actor, the other part of it is knowing that you have work in a year’s time. I’ve never had that. Do Jarvis, you should do Jarvis. No, find somebody else. Oh, I … It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had the security of knowing that I’ve got a couple of movies to make…”

Captain America: Civil War will put all lingering rumors and half-truths to bed when it arrives on May 6, 2016.

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