New Details on Vision’s Costume in ‘The Avengers 2′

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 11th, 2014 at 8:36 am,

Vision Fan Art Marvel New Details on Visions Costume in The Avengers 2

Joss Whedon’s “brother-sister” act of new characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch aren’t the only super-powered roster additions for The Avengers: Age of Ultron as we learned yesterday. The returning heroes from the first team-up will also be joined by the voice (and body this time) of Paul Bettany who will play the android Avenger known as Vision – a character who shares a lot of history with the titular antagonist Ultron in the comics, not to mention his romantic relationship with Scarlet Witch.

Like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy before it, The Avengers 2 is mostly shooting in London’s Shepperton studios and it is there where Paul Bettany was spotted (alongside fellow cast mate Jeremy Renner who plays Hawkeye) undergoing make-up tests.

With filming on The Avengers: Age of Ultron set to begin next month, writer and director Joss Whedon – along with members of the cast – have been in and out of Shepperton for make-up/costume tests and meetings. It is here where a trusted source of Comic Book Therapy claims to have seen concept art and the actual costume that Bettany will sport when on screen as Vision.

It has a helmet akin to the Iron Man armor, but it’s designed more like a face than a smooth Stark helmet. The iconic yellow and green are present in the design, but it’s more metallic shades than bright ‘comic book colors.’ They said it reminds them somewhat of the T-100 from Terminator 2 but it’s not as shiny. The yellow metal “liquid” bits seem to light up. This may or may not happen since there are two designs for that section. One lights up the other doesn’t. That’s the only difference. The cape is present, but they say it appears to only “pop out” when in flight mode. The cap sports some similar shades of yellow as the body. The “neck pieces” are the same yellow but they seem to shift positions from “standing” (for lack of a better word) to “flight mode.”

The initial report of Bettany’s casting had him sporting “chalk white” makeup, lending credence to the idea that Vision’s design in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be largely based on his white outfit from the books rather than his more vibrant, yellow-green-red get-up. But now it seems more elements from his traditional design, from the cape to the colors, will be present.

Marvel Avengers Comics Vision Crying New Details on Visions Costume in The Avengers 2

The report continues, explaining that Whedon and co. are still deciding on is how to handle the mask/helmet as to avoid Vision appearing too similar to whatever armor Iron Man will suit up in.  The bigger question is how Vision’s origins and story arc will play out. Is he being introduced as one-off character in the battle against Ultron or is he in it for the long haul as a key player future Avengers installments as the roster inevitable evolves and rotates characters.

In Marvel Comics it’s Ultron who creates Vision before Vision eventually joins The Avengers but since the movies are giving a new and different origin to Ultron (i.e. Hank Pym aka Ant-Man does not create him in the movies). There were hints of Ultron/Vision in the original story boards of The Avengers but they didn’t make it into the film. Either way, it’s clear that Tony Stark’s tech and his JARVIS AI assistant are seemingly integral to however Ultron and Vision come into play.


More: Will Ms. Marvel Be Introduced In ‘The Avengers 2’?


Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. How many films can you just keep adding more Ironman to?

    Ironman 1 was ironman versus Ironman

    Ironman 2 was Ironman and his Ironman buddy fighting more Ironaman bad giys.

    Ironman 3 got the villain right but still had 30 Ironman clones plus Starkes buddy in an Ironman suit.

    And now someone comes up with the brilliant idea of adding another Ironman.

    Hey guys, I have a brilliant idea for the next movie…

    • Apologies for the typos.

    • You mean they put Iron Man in 3 Iron Man movies?! Now that’s just wrong.

    • Yo dawg, I herd you like Ironman…

    • did you not know that they make these movies to make money? they only care about the opinions that make them money. apparently those opinions favor Robert downey jr as ironman. get over it. at least they didn’t change ironmans heritage.

    • The Tin Woodsman???

    • That is the most cry-a-rific thing I’ve read all day.

  2. Don’t forget, there is also AIM and CYBERTECH as well. Amongst others…

    I’m glad Bettany is being given a “promotion”. He is a solid actor and will bring a different dynamic to the table, on top of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. I also hope his voice drops slightly lower in tone just to differentiate the states of consciousness J.A.R.V.I.S experiences.

  3. You mean T-1000 from Terminator 2…..T-100 are those dual cannon tank things in Terminator films.

  4. I haven’t read all the comments and someone may have already stated this but a typical 3D scan would be in color when you want to preserve the color of the original person being scanned. As Vision is a completely different color than Paul Bettany there is no reason to do a color scan. They would paste him up in white paint/powder to get a truly accurate scan of his body (color neutral).
    Based on that I don’t see Vision being represented in white.

    • Scanning is used to capture shape not color anyway.

      The references to white face paint are not related to scanning or 3D modeling, they are related to whether or not Bettany’s actual face would be used in some of the Vision scenes (make-up effects instead of CG). Since Vision was all-white for a long stretch, it’s not out of the ordinary to wonder if that representation could be making an appearance.

  5. I can’t agree that these movies are about Stark anymore than the X-men franchise is about Logan.
    IMO it is simply the dialog being written for them that causes their perceived center of attention. They are both smart a$$es and movie watchers like that. When they are on screen, even with other characters there, they tend to steal the limelight due to their dialog.

  6. I love the vision a lot I’m sure Bettany will crush it it’s gonna be sweet!

  7. I like the red/yellow/green look in the comics, although I do not hate the white one. I am more familiar with the first one, though. Just don’t make him look like Bozo the Clown, is all I ask.

  8. There seems to be a full assumption from screenrant that Hank Pym will not be introduced before Avengers 2, and he will in no way have any part in the creation of Ultron or the eventual creation of Vision. Just because Ant-Man comes out after Avengers 2 doesn’t mean we will not meet Hank Pym in Captain America, Agents of SHIELD, or a Marvel 1 shot. So Just because Marvel says no Pym is not in Avengers 2, does not suggest he will not have a part in it. Major Rumors suggest he will be in Agents of SHIELD.

    • Except for the part where it isn’t an assumption. Seriously, why do you think the Ant fans are all flipping out? You have it backwards cubby, whether or not he will featured in future Avengers films is the big question mark not if he created Ultron. Feige, Whendon and Wright have all three said that Ultron has a new, different origin. Know it all fanbois jeez…..

  9. Dude, wth…… The vision is NOT a android…. If you’re going to write this maybe do some research first.

    • dude…look up the definition of android.

  10. And I don’t even care if it says right on that comic strip that even androids can cry – he’s not an android.

    • considering the term and the definition of android predate the character by at least 105 years, no one cares that you don’t care.

  11. I hope Vision doesn’t look like Silver Surfer painted with Christmas colors….LOL!