EXCLUSIVE: JARVIS Is Ultron; Paul Bettany Could Return
Last week these animated storyboards from The Avengers leaked onto the internet, showcasing the origins of a few popular scenes, and displaying a few alternatives. This was among them:
JARVIS seemed a bit too comfortable as a villain, didn’t he? I know Loki was manipulating our favorite virtual butler, but perhaps that was a hint at the future. Considering Joss Whedon’s recent admission that Hank Pym won’t be featured in The Avengers: Age of Ultron as the creator of Ultron, and the subsequent leaked synopsis that claimed Tony Stark would be the villain’s sire… could JARVIS become that main baddie?
Well, that’s what we’ve theorized (and we’ve said as much in articles past), but we couldn’t get anyone involved in the project to confirm it… not until our usually tight lipped friend at Disney decided to chime in.
When we asked if JARVIS, or a form of the AI software, would become Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron, our source said:
That’s the plan so far from what I’ve heard. Obvious, isn’t it?
And since Paul Bettany has portrayed JARVIS in every Marvel Studios film since the cinematic universe’s creation, we asked our source if the thespian would return for a proper physical role, instead of just the voiceover:
He’s returning, but I’m not sure if they’re doing motion capture with him, or if they’ll use someone else. Since he’s only done voiceovers, the contract is new.
Source: Steve L, Unleash The Fanboy