In the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, Katharine Gun (Dormer), a young British intelligence officer, reveals a secret illegal NSA spy operation against the UN Security Council designed to ensure passage of a resolution for war to Martin Bright (Bettany), a reporter at The London Observer. Her arrest following the leak makes headlines around the world, and in an attempt to gain the evidence to free Katharine, Martin unearths a shocking plot that puts both of their lives in jeopardy.
It’s been a busy month of February for developing news around Marvel’s current production of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, with filming locations hinting at a gym in New York City, as well as locations in South Africa this month, in addition to reports that events in the preceding Captain America: The Winter Soldier will contribute to events in the new Avengers film which may or may not include Ms. Marvel. But while all other developments are being made to get the information straight, we can at least confirm one more role to be introduced in the form of Vision, to be played by Paul Bettany.
The character has a few shared origins in the Avengers canon, but it appears Marvel is going the route of the character’s creation by way of character Tony Stark’s creation of Ultron when Ultron goes rogue and hacks J.A.R.V.I.S. (Stark’s cyberbutler also voiced by Bettany in all three Iron Man films and The Avengers). As a result, we are introduced into Vision, an android with phsyical male human traits and remakable abilities Ultron uses to his advantage to try and defeat the Avengers until Vision learns the truth and teams up with Avengers against Ultron.
Bettany joins newly announced actress Elizabeth Olsen who plays Vision’s love interest, Scarlet Witch, and actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson who plays her twin brother, Quicksilver. The three are accompanied by returnung cast members Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders and Iron Man 2 and 3 actor Don Cheadle, with James Spader and Thomas Kretschmann rounding out the principal cast.
The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon and opens May 1, 2015 as per its pending release slate of films within the purview of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including director James Gunn’s August 1, 2014 release of Guardians Of The Galaxy and its pending 2016 sequel, the release of Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, and the productions of Thor 3 and Captain America 3 as well.