Creation Becomes Creator
During the course of the film, Ultron aims to prove that he’s more than artificial, that he can create life too and just like in Marvel Comics, he creates The Vision, a more humanoid synthetic, an Android who in the books becomes a powerful member of The Avengers. Joss Whedon and the cast are remaining tight-lipped on Vision and no official image of Paul Bettany in costume has released yet, but we do know that his design is also very faithful to the comics.
More interestingly, Paul Bettany's role as the The Vision, after voicing JARVIS in the MCU since 2008, has been in the plan for a long while and we'll learn more about that throughout the course of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. What we do know is that at least for part of the film, The Vision, alongside the "twins" Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are actually on Ultron's team but that's not an allegiance that can last. All three of those characters serve as heroic Avengers at multiple points in the comics so expect some twists and turns on who fights who.
The Vision also strikes up a romantic relationship with Scarlet Witch in the books too so expect some potentially awkward moments between the Twins and him.
As for Ultron, not only can he replicate himself and command a legion of weaponized, robotic centurions, but he continuously evolves, upgrading himself. Expect him to become more and more human over the span of the film, with later versions taking more of the motion and face capture of actor James Spader into the performance.
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Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.
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