Paul Bettany has been having the time of his life with Marvel, first voicing Tony Stark's AI, Jarvis, then being upgraded to android, The Vision, in this year's [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035). For one, the work is "really creative and fun" as he said of filming the upcoming [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) and second, as he says, it's "the first time in my life that I've had the security of knowing I've got a couple of movies to make."
Still, his character won't have it all figured out in the Civil War. As Bettany says, the android still has a lot of growing up to do. Both "omnipotent and yet totally naive," he says that just because he was a good guy in Age of Ultron doesn't mean he might not go another direction in Captain America: Civil War:
I was given comics. I also was looking to think about what could be edifying for me to learn. I took the opportunity—you see my character get born… something unlikely to ever happen to me again. He must be both omnipotent and yet totally naive at the same time. And experiencing the world in real time and his place in it. Is he going to be a force of good or a force of evil? It was really interesting, fun to play with, because he is dangerous, you do not know if he’s going to go one way or another. And I’m continuing that theme in Captain America 3.
Vision gave off the vibe of being a benevolent god in Age of Ultron, but he's still inhuman and doesn't necessarily understand our emotions. Could he do an ultimately evil thing out of logic? Will he become more human? It's what makes his character so interesting.
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters on May 6, 2016.