Oh, silly boy: Paul Bettany’s already a part of the Marvelverse.
Well, no. Not quite.
Paul Bettany’s voice is, but not Paul Bettany.
Allow me to explain.
It seems that Paul Bettany – are y’all drunk yet? – has been tapped to play The Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
But how can that be, if the actor already has been lending his voice to Tony Stark’s robotic sidekick in the Iron Man movies?
Short answer? Because.
This was but a rumor last week – a hot rumor, but a rumor nonetheless. But Bettany’s IMDb page has him listed as part of the movie’s cast, as the android known as The Vision, so the odds are this is true now.