While the superhero fans and followers were in love with Paul Bettany's superhero character Vision, when he was initially introduced in Hollywood’s most popular and successful franchise Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel Studios 2015 superhero blockbuster Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but a new story from a brand new book that tries to reveal various secrets about the superhero-based franchise, The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, surprisingly reveals that the 50-year-old English actor Bettany before getting a call from Joss Whedon to cast in the 2015 superhit, met a big-time Hollywood producer when he was told he'd never act again.
"I was thinking, 'Maybe he's right? Maybe I'm done. Maybe my career's over,'' Bettany recalls in the book. That's when his cellphone rang and Whedon offered him a job. After quickly accepting, Bettany adds he turned around and flipped off the building he just had his meeting in.
"It taught me a really nice life lesson," the actor adds. "If you're good to people and you slip, people will put their hand out and help you back up. If you're an a--hole to people and you slip, people just look at you floundering on the floor. So it was nice to get the affirmation that having good manners [pays off]. I will always be grateful."
As it turns out, Bettany's job offer was years in the making. Whedon says in the book it was always his plan to turn Tony Stark's JARVIS into the fabled Avengers villain.
"Look, I don't know if I can help you with this, but I do know this: If you do it, and you do a sequel, in the sequel, it has to be Ultron. And then he has to take Jarvis and make the Vision. Because Paul Bettany has to play The Vision."
Far from ending his career, the superstar Paul Bettany was recently seen in Marvel Studios superhero blockbuster television series Wandavision, alongside Elizabeth Olsen in the role of Wanda Maximoff also known as Scarlet Witch, who returned to reprise her role of the fan-favorite superhero as she was also previously seen in Avengers Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers Infinity War, and 2019’s Avengers Endgame, Debra Jo Rupp in the role of Sharon Davis, Fred Melamed in the role of Todd Davis, Kathryn Hahn in the role of Agatha Harkness, Teyonah Parris in the role of Monica Rambeau, Randall Park in the role of Jimmy Woo, and Kat Dennings in the role of Darcy Lewis.
The television show was premiered on the over-the-top video service platform Disney+ on January 15, 2021, right after its release the series became the most-watched show premiered on its opening weekend, even surpassing studio another blockbuster series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which premiered in March 2021.
Following the release of Wandavision, a new "dark comedy" spin-off show was announced by Marvel Studios seeing the grand success of the series, featuring the 48-year-old actor Kathryn Hahn as the leading actor alongside Schaeffer working on the show as a writer and executive producer.