Before everyone went off to enjoy the weekend, huge news concerning ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ broke when Paul Bettany was announced as the latest cast member of Joss Whedon’s next Marvel movie. Not a huge deal as most people assumed that he would reprise his role of JARVIS, Tony Stark’s personal AI, but it turns out that he’ll be playing the Android Avenger, The Vision. The internet went wild with speculation as to how this could be, but now more news has emerged about the thespian’s appearance in the sequel to ‘The Avengers’.
When the news dropped about Bettany’s new role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sources said that he was seen at Shepperton Studios with Jeremy Renner, who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Clint Barton AKA Hawykeye, as they met with their director and took part in some costume tests. Well, a description of Vision’s attire has made it’s way online. The costume for the newest Avenger will stay faithful to the source material that we’ve come to know and love:
“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 cape 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’.”
One aspect that wasn’t touched on was the face of the character. While they mention the possibility of a helmet, chances are that they may apply makeup to Bettany’s face instead so as to not make the Vision a “colorful copy of Iron Man”. Either way, there are definitely some ideas floating around that sound like they’ll please the hardcore Marvel and Vision fans.
What do you think about the Vision’s possible look in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’? Are you excited to see Paul Bettany step into the role as the robotic superhero? Sound off in the comments.
‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Therapy