A whole new cast of characters are making their debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which releases next year. We’ve already heard a lot about Ultron himself and how Tony Stark will create the robot to help The Avengers fight evil around the world. Then there’s also twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who have some beef with the Avengers. But the character we seem to have heard the least about is android The Vision.
Played by Paul Bettany, who also voices Stark’s artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S. (which Joss has said is not a coincidence), Vision is created by Ultron just to prove that he too can create life. A brief look at Vision through concept art released at Comic-Con 2014 showcased the android’s ability to fly, while an interview with Bettany teased the character’s super strength and “ability to change his density.” Yet what Vision will actually look like in the movie has been a mostly secret – until now.
A new promo poster spotted by a fan (Instagram handle: YeongJip) at an international products expo this week at last reveals the first good frontal view of Vision. The fan removed his Instagram account soon after posting, but other sites still have the image.
Vision is seen fighting alongside the Avengers, as he ended up doing in the comics. This perhaps spoils a plot point of Avengers 2, that the android will turn against Ultron by the end, but one wonders if Vision’s decision will also influence Scarlet Witch to turn to the good side. In the comics, the female twin joins the Avengers, falls in love with Vision, and the two eventually marry and have children.
It’s hard to discern what color The Vision is in the image. In the comics, he was green and red with a yellow cape. Here, he appears in more of a red and blue ensemble with a white cape, but that could just be the lighting of the photo. Either way, his colors are definitely more muted than his comic book counterpart. Of course, small changes are expected when translating a property for the big screen, but at least the essence of all the character appears to be unchanged.
What do you think think of our first true look at The Vision, Screen Rant readers?
Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres in theaters May 1, 2015.