In just a week and a half, Avengers: Age of Ultron will invade North American theaters, but in several international territories, the Marvel sequel opens this weekend. Star Paul Bettany appeared on BBC’s The ONE Show to promote the Phase Two sequel, where he brought two brief clips, which were cut together by Comic Book Resources, that shows the “birth” of his character Vision. The second part of the clip is essentially a “commentary” track, since Paul Bettany continues his interview over the rest of the clip, but you can take a look at all of what he had to say about Vision below.
“Obviously, there’s a new bad guy in town, and the Avengers have to team up to defeat him. The world is in peril, again. The flip side to that bad guy Ultron is Vision. They’re sort of two sides of the same coin, really, and there is a link between J.A.R.V.I.S. — who I used to play and still play in this movie — and the Vision, but I’m not allowed to say what it is. But the Vision was fun. I loved playing him. You get to see him born on screen, which I will never get to do again — I hope. And he’s supremely powerful and omnipotent and yet totally naive and experiencing the world as it comes and wondering what his purpose in the world is and if he’s going to be a force for good or evil.”
As the actor mentioned above, he provided the voice of Tony Stark’s computerized assistant J.A.R.V.I.S. in all three Iron Man movies and 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers. Avengers: Age of Ultron marks the first time that fans will get to see him in costume and on screen, instead of just a voice in Tony Stark’s ear. In addition to the clip, you can also check out Paul Bettany’s full interview with The ONE Show, in support of Avengers: Age of Ultron, arriving in U.S. theaters May 1. Check out both videos below, and stay tuned for more on Avengers: Age of Ultron.