The A Beautiful MInd star, who provided the voice of Tony Stark's super computer Jarvis in the Iron Man films and The Avengers, will suit up as The Vision, aka the Android Avenger, in upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Bettany's new character was unveiled in a new cast photo, which will debut in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Bettany joins fellow Brit Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as newcomers in the Marvel franchise, alongside returning stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson and Jeremy Renner.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in the U.S. on 1 May (15).

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