Avengers writer and director Joss Whedon knew while making his first Marvel Studios movie that if he had the opportunity to make another, that it would feature Paul Bettany - the voice of Iron Man's AI assistant J.A.R.V.I.S. - actually suiting up as a character and joining in on the fun (in front of the cameras). That long-term vision (no pun intended) is something Marvel's leadership agreed with and so here we are, years later and just a few weeks away from Avengers: Age of Ultron releasing in theaters worldwide. Now we finally have an official image of Paul Bettany suited up as Vision.
Vision is the most mysterious of the new characters joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers 2. He's the Android Avenger from Marvel Comics who found a way to fall in love and even get married (to Scarlet Witch - played by Elizabeth Olsen in Age of Ultron). He's also potentially the most powerful (read: "omnipotent") of the growing Avengers roster, and a character who will do things and introduce things never before seen in the movie franchise.
Despite a plethora of toy images, leaked marketing materials and promotional art revealing the Vision costume design, fans have waited ages for Marvel to unveil an official, high-detailed look at the new character. In a brief, limited appearance, Bettany's uniquely designed character was teased at the end of the latest full-length Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer but below is our best look yet thanks to EW.
- Check out our on-set interview with Chris Hemsworth about Thor's role and "greater threats to come."
- Read our interview with Aaron-Taylor Johnson about playing another Quicksilver and our set interview with Elizabeth Olsen about Scarlet Witch's powers and MCU future.
Now, put them all together and you have this epic 10-character banner portraying the main cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron:
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Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters on May 1 2015, followed by Ant-Man on July 17 2015, Captain America: Civil War on May 6 2016, Doctor Strange on November 4 2016, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5 2017, Spider-Man on July 28, 2017, Thor: Ragnarok on November 3 2017, Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 on May 4 2018, Black Panther on July 6 2018, Captain Marvel on November 2 2018, Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2 on May 3 2019 and Inhumans on July 12, 2019.