The addition of the Vision to the Avengers: Age of Ultron line-up has been known since the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. However, all we saw of the artificial character was his backside from far in the distance. We got a better look at him today, thanks to a photo of some upcoming promotional artwork spotted at an international products expo.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron promotional art image was posted on both Instagram and Twitter and picked up by sites like Comic Book Movie.
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As you can see, Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain America, and Iron Man are all assembled, but Vision has been added to the team at the top. Yes, Black Widow is conspicuously absent, but so are the other new characters, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Here’s a closer look at Vision.
The Vision looks remarkably similar to his comic book appearance. There are some minor differences, such as the lac of the giant collar. However, the green, red, yellow and motif is still there, along with the diamond shape in his chest and the solar jewel on his forehead. The only other major difference is the color of his boots and gloves appear to be red instead of yellow and his cape looks to be a more dull yellow, almost white.
Vision will be played by voice actor Paul Bettany in Avengers: Age of Ultron. If the name sounds familiar, it is because he also provided the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in all three Iron Man films, plus the original Avengers. You’d probably be right in picking up the connection between on the likely movie origins of Vision based solely on this bit of casting.
Bettany’s role as Vision in Age of Ultron has Robert Downey Jr. excited. The actor praised the role in a Comic-Con interview.
“I want to say that the way that Vision occurs is absolutely astonishing. And what I saw, because I was in close proximity to Bettany, everybody feels like they have a sense of him from playing JARVIS, and Vision isn’t JARVIS. When you see what Bettany does with Vision, I think you’re going to really dig it,” he concluded.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Bettany, and James Spader. The film opens on May 1, 2015.
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