The summer has brought us a lot of Avengers: Age of Ultron news in the forms of first looks at the new costumes for the returning heroes, and first looks period for new characters like Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). But one new character’s been left mysteriously out of the mix. Perhaps because he falls into a bizarre nebulous area where it’s a new character played by an actor already familiar to the Avengers world, and the Avengers audience. So let’s cut to the chase: where is The Vision, the android character played by Paul Bettany? Is this him?
A couple of pieces of art made their way to the interwebs this past weekend. This first one was posted to the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” Facebook community page (via Topless Robot). Where it was taken is unknown, and the guy in the picture begging to be turned into a meme apparently isn’t telling, but if this piece of promo art is legit, it suggests that movie Vision is going to look a lot like comic book Vision. Voila!
Adding evidence to insight is this piece of art seemingly from Sideshow Collectables (and shared by Comic Book Movie), giving what looks like a full and complete look at the eventual Vision statue and/or action figure. We don’t have 100 per cent certainty that this is legitimate, but the watermarks all over the thing seem to be a good sign. Check that out…
EDITORS NOTE: Image has been removed per request of Sideshow Collectibles. We are unable to confirm if image was legit, but for now, please reference the concept art above that Topless Robot spotted.
So I guess we can more or less take this vision of Vision as canon, and all that’s left is to wait and see the character in the proverbial flesh in an official photo or maybe a trailer (coming soon, we ask with fingers crossed). And can we add how impressed we are that the look of the Vision has been transferred to the big screen looking very much like his comic book self. With the garish red, yellow and green costume it seemed all but certain that Vision would be likely for a makeover (or second likely after Scarlet Witch). But nope, there he is. What a far way we’ve come from the days when the X-Men were barred from wearing yellow and blue.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters May 1, 2015.