Paul Bettany Vision

The trades reported it, Kevin Feige didn’t deny it and now Paul Bettany has admitted it. He’s playing Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., a  longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe mainstay, recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Transcendence. There, he copped to finally having to do more than one day of work on a Marvel movie, for the Joss Whedon project which is currently filming. Obviously he couldn’t give a lot of details, but hearing him talk about it is cool on its own. Check out the Paul Bettany Vision video and transcript below. Read More »

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Avengers 2 The Vision

It has been reported that Paul Bettany will be playing The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Kevin Feige refused to officially confirm the character when Germain asked him this week, but it seems like a sure thing at this point. So who is The Vision? What do you need to know about this Marvel comic book character before we ramp up our excitement for Avengers 2? IGN has put together a five minute video that is acts on a primer. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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By now you know the drill. As a new Marvel movie is released, Kevin Feige gives us news on what’s coming up next. The biggest Marvel film on the horizon is Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon. So during the press junket for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, out April 4, questions about all kinds of thing in regards to the sequel were posed to Feige. Below you can read about the following:

  • Hawkeye’s Phase Two whereabouts will be covered.
  • Hulk and Hawkeye will have a bigger role.
  • Agent Coulson could potentially appear.
  • Whedon will not rewrite the script because of Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy.
  • Anthony Mackie’s Falcon won’t appear.
  • Feige comments on Paul Bettany as Vision.

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Here’s an interesting story. We have a pretty good idea that Ultron, the prime villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron, is birthed in some way through Tony Stark’s experimentation with armor and, likely, his AI-powered suits. But there could be another new AI character in the Avengers sequel: the outlandish-looking Vision. The character is a long-standing member of the Marvel Universe and a frequent Avenger, as well as the romantic partner of the Scarlet Witch, played in the film sequel by Elizabeth Olsen.

There’s been a lot of speculation about the possibility of Vision showing up, and now a new report says Paul Bettany is now set to play him in the film.

Update: The report is confirmed by Variety.

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While hints about Wally Pfister‘s Transcendence haven’t been all that hard to come by, actual, confirmed facts have. Neither Pfister nor Warner Bros. has said much about the plot at all, even though the sci-fi drama has been the subject of much interest ever since it was first announced.

But today, a new official synopsis has arrived that not only verifies much of what we’ve heard before, but offers new clues about where the plotline is headed. Hit the jump to find out just what stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, and Paul Bettany will be doing in the movie.

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The film Transcendence is the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan’s long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister. The film has mostly been a mystery so far; we know the cast, which includes Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr., Kate Mara, and Paul Bettany. And we know that the story involves the transferrence of consciousness from a human (Depp) into a computer.

Most of the rest of the details have been under wraps. And they’ll remain so, but a few more teaser bits have come to light. Above is the first still from the production of the movie, showing the basic look Depp and Hall sport in the movie. And a brief behind the scenes featurette, embedded after the break, gives you a bit more info to go along with a Chinese teaser poster and quote from one producer about the aims of the film. Read More »

Rumors about who might star in Wally Pfister‘s Transcendence have been floating around for months, but now that the film is actually about to start production it’s locking down some big names fast. Just last week we got confirmation that Johnny Depp would star, followed a few days later by news that Paul Bettany had also joined. Now the film has also found a female lead in Rebecca Hall, who beat out Rooney Mara and Emily Blunt.

Few plot details have been confirmed at this point, but the basic idea is that a man (Depp) has uploaded his brain into a computer. Hall will play Depp’s wife. The talented Brit actress previously starred in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, on which Pfister served as DP. Her other notable roles include The Town, Please Give, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and the upcoming Iron Man 3. Transcendence starts shooting this spring for an April 25, 2014 release date. [Collider]

After the jump, Hall’s Prestige co-star Christian Bale may also have landed a new gig.

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Yesterday we got confirmation that Johnny Depp is confirmed for the directorial debut of cinematographer Wally Pfister. The film is Transcendence, and now we know that Depp will be joined by Paul Bettany — it’s the Tourist reunion no one expected. Both actors play scientists. Depp’s role is Will, who is killed by anti-tech terrorists, but reborn after his consciousness is housed in a computer. The precise details of Bettany’s role are unclear at this point.

We don’t know much more than that — in fact, we don’t even know if those details, reported early, will remain consistent in Jack Paglen‘s script. This one is going to be controlled as tight as Christopher Nolan’s films. (Indeed, Nolan is an exec producer on Transcendence.) We do know that Warner Bros. has now set the film for release on April 24, 2014. [Deadline]

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