Paul Bettany cast in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Paul Bettany has been cast in 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' to play the Vision alongside an all-star cast

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Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany will star as the Vision in 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'.

The 42-year-old actor will join an all-star cast which includes Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth's (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and Chris Evans (Captain America) in the the forthcoming sequel to 2012's hit film 'The Avengers'.

According to the Mail Online, Bettany and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) were spotted meeting with director Joss Whedon at Shepperton Studios, near London this week.

Bettany had a number of costume, hair and make-up tests in a bid to emulate the Vision's extremely pale complexion.

He previously voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. which is Tony Stark's artificially intelligent computer in Marvel's 'The Avengers', and also voiced him in the three 'Iron Man' films.

Bettany - who was catapulted to the spotlight in 2000's 'Gangster No. 1' - has been cast in 'Transcendence' which is in post production and is filming David Koepp's 'Mortdecai'.

Filming for 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' is set to begin in the UK and South Africa next month and it is due for release in May 2015.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…

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