6 minutes ago Paul Bettany has been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it launched in 2008 with Iron Man, but for the franchise's first seven years, we simply heard him as J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark's trusty A.I. That changed in Avengers: Age of Ultron, when J.A.R.V.I.S. was uploaded into a synthetic body and, when combined with the Mind Stone, evolved into The Vision. Vision has been an important hero in the comics for decades, so him being brought into the MCU was a big deal for longtime Marvel fans. That includes Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, because as Bettany recalled, when Feige first saw the actor wearing his Vision makeup, he shed a tear or two. As Bettany put it: While The Vision doesn't have as large a fanbase as heroes like Batman or Spider-Man, there are certainly plenty of longtime Marvel readers who appreciate him. So for someone like Kevin Feige, who was absorbed in Marvel tales long before he was producing Marvel movies, I can understand why seeing … [Read more...] about How Marvel’s Kevin Feige Reacted To Seeing Paul Bettany’s Vision For The First Time
Paul Bettany has revealed that he was considered for the role of Prince Philip in The Crown. Speaking during an interview on chat show Lorraine, he revealed that a clash of dates got in the way of him securing a part in the hit Netflix drama. When asked by host Christine Lampard if the role was something that had ‘been discussed’ for him, he replied: “Yeah we discussed it.” He added: “We just couldn’t come to terms on dates is all that happened.” The Avengers actor also admitted he’s a fan of the series and was looking forward to Olivia Colman’s turn as the Queen. “100% I remain a fan of it. It's fantastic. Olivia Colman is amazing,” he said. Tobias Menzies will take over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith when The Crown returns for series three, alongside Colman as the Queen, who was portrayed by Claire Foy in the first two runs. Princess Margaret will be played by Helena Bonham-Carter, who takes over from … [Read more...] about Paul Bettany reveals why he didn’t land a part in The Crown
PAUL Bettany is reprising his role of superhero Vision in the new Avengers: Infinity War film. But how old is the Hollywood actor, who is his wife Jennifer Connelly and which other films has he starred in? Read on to find out more. How old is Paul Bettany? The British actor was born in London's Shepherd's Bush in 1971, making him 46 years old. He is the child of actors Thane Bettany and Anne Kettle, and was brought up in a theatrical environment in North London and then Brookmans Park in Hertfordshire. At the age of 18 he began a three-year acting course at the Drama Centre London, and shortly afterwards made his West End stage debut for Inspector Calls. His current net worth is estimated to be £3.52 million. Who is the actor's wife? Paul is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, 47, and they currently call Brooklyn in New York their home. The couple met while filming 2002's A Beautiful Mind, and tied the knot in 2003. They have two children, daughter Agnes and son … [Read more...] about How old is Paul Bettany, who is the Avengers: Infinity War actor’s wife Jennifer Connelly and what are his biggest films?
HAN Solo, originally played by Harrison Ford, is an iconic character in movie history. An origins movie is set to reveal his early story and how he ended up crossing paths with Luke, Leia and the rest of the Star Wars universe. Let's get the lowdown on the all-star cast for this sci-fi epic... What is Solo: A Star Wars Story about? The movie is the second film in the Star Wars Anthology series which started last year with Rogue One. It will focus on a young Han Solo and how he became the space pirate, smuggler and lovable rogue whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encounter in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Filming began in February 2017 and the movie is due for release on May 25 2018. Why were the directors fired and who will replace them? It was announced in June 2017 that "creative differences" had forced Lucasfilm and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to part ways. The directing duo - who had huge success with The Lego Movie - released a statement that read: … [Read more...] about Who’s in the Solo: A Star Wars Story cast? Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany and Warwick Davis
Few stage staples from 90 years ago would easily translate to the screen today, yet R.C. Sherriff's once near-ubiquitous "Journey's End" proves potent as ever in this sturdy new adaptation from director Saul Dibb and writer-producer Simon Reade. While there's little staginess about the endeavor, the preserved tight focus on a handful of British soldiers "waiting to be killed" in a trench near WWI's finish provides all the character and emotional involvement that was lacking in the more action-oriented recent "Dunkirk."A captain wounded at Passchendaele himself, Sherriff drew on three years' service experience to write his greatest triumph (which he subsequently turned into a novel, also a source here). Premiering in 1928 with 21-year-old Laurence Olivier in a breakthrough role — one he foolishly declined to repeat in the West End transfer — it was a smash on both sides of the Atlantic. Its director, James Whale, also directed the first, most famous film version, released in … [Read more...] about ‘Journey’s End’ review: Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany play British officers awaiting death in WWI