All has been quiet from the Marvel camp Since filming wrapped up for Captain America: Civil War. There’s a 99-percent chance we’ll see a teaser when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits next month, so new information is going to drop soon. But we’ve only been fed tidbits from the actors themselves, leaving us to speculate about each character individually.
Right on queue, Paul Bettany, who plays The Vision, talked to Collider about his role in Civil War and shared some information about the direction the film is going.
As you might have guessed, the film is politically charged, and pretty much parallels the current landscape of world affairs.
“I think it’s really interesting, the way that a huge, epic superhero extravaganza is discussing a really interesting question, which is about people unilaterally going into other people’s countries and their intervention there,” Bettany explained. “It’s actually an interesting thing to talk about in a massive forum like that.”
As for how his character will factor into the story, Bettany revealed that The Vision is interested in understanding what it means to be human and what love is. “The only way one can guarantee one’s loyalty is love. Loyalty is beyond logic, really. Logic doesn’t really provide for loyalty. If your logic changes suddenly and things don’t make sense, you can alter your allegiance, but love stops you from being able to do that.”
The official Civil War artwork released by Marvel showed The Vision will be on Iron Man’s side during the initial conflict, but he’s apparently going to be a double agent, secretly working for Captain America.
Captain America: Civil War is set for a May 6, 2016 release.