Paul Bettany to star in `The Avengers`

London: Actor Paul Bettany is joining the ranks of Marvel superheroes after he was cast as The Vision in `The Avengers: Age Of Ultron`.

The 42-year-old actor will step into the spotlight to play the android in the new movie.

Bettany joins fellow superheroes in `Age of Ultron`, which includes Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.

`The Avengers: Age of Ultron`, the story about The Avengers battle with the sentient robot Ultron, is slated to release in May, 2015.