Collider caught up with Paul Bettany and asked about being a part of The Avengers: Infinity War and if it felt like being on set was being a part of possibly the biggest cast ever in a movie.
Yes, it really did. It felt like the biggest movie that I’ve ever made and will ever make, and we’ve still got to make the [next] one. It’s f—ing crazy! I would come in, often at dawn because of the length of my make-up, and there would just be all of these twinkling lights. It looked like a town, but it wasn’t. It was where all of the trailers were. It was just massive. It’s massive! The call sheets are bananas. When you see the list of cast members, you’re like, “How is anybody else making a film in Hollywood, this year? How are they getting films financed? Everybody is in this!”
Paul Bettany was also asked if directors Joe and Anthony Russo had a handle on Avengers: Infinity War and everything that was going on with the huge cast.
Oh, f— yeah! They are so great. They’ve got so much trust, from the cast and from Kevin Feige and Marvel, in general. They’re incredibly on top of the day, when you show up, and they’re very open to your input and collaboration. They were incredibly relaxed. It was a wonderful, relaxed set that was stress free. It was a stress free set, which was brilliant.
I have to say it’s great to see Paul Bettany so enthused about the MCU! It will be interesting to see what happens with Vision as Thanos would probably like to acquire Vision’s Infinity Stone to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet!
The Avengers: Infinity War hits May 4, 2018.
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.