2:41am PT by Abid Rahman
Paul Bettany: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Is the "Biggest Thing Marvel Have Ever Done"
From the trailers and the drip drip of information we know Avengers: Age of Ultron will be big, but Paul Bettany, who voices J.A.R.V.I.S. and will play the Vision in the upcoming sequel, says the movie will be the "biggest thing Marvel have ever done."
Speaking to the Radio Times, Bettany gave his own personal insights into the production of Age of Ultron: "I've never been on a bigger set in my entire life than [Age of Ultron]. … One [part] seemed to be the corner of a town, with helicopter cameras, and drone cameras flying about. I just haven't seen anything that big, so it was like being a kid on a film set again."
Bettany was also blown away by the excitement the film engendered at Comic-Con, revealing that even the famously laid-back Samuel L. Jackson was taken aback by the response in San Diego. "This is the biggest thing Marvel have ever done," said Bettany, adding: "It was enormous. I remember, we were at Comic-Con and they showed a portion of the footage, and I was just gobsmacked. And I looked down the row and every one of the Avengers was the same.
"Including Samuel Jackson — and his whole modus operandi is, 'I've seen everything before, I'm the most chilled-out, relaxed man and I've seen everything' … and he was as knocked out as anyone. It's huge."
Bettany also talked about how much fun he's having being part of a big Marvel project and how it made for a nice change of pace from the other movies he makes. "I love doing it. It's really nice to have a balance in all this. To go from a movie I was making where we couldn't afford two cameras, to a movie where there's helicopters with cameras in. It was a lot of fun."