Most of the attention on ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ has centered on Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), but let’s not forget another big name Avenger is also joining the fold, as Paul Betanny is being added to the roster as classic android hero The Vision.
While photos of Taylor-Johnson and Olsen in their super roles are readily available, we have not gotten a look at Bettany yet, outside of a promotional piece of artwork at SDCC, but The Vision was tiny in it and shown from behind.
An Instagram user named Yeongjip Kimm however posted a photo of himself in front of a huge poster of the upcoming Avengers team. (He is positioned in front of the Black Widow, just in case you were wondering.) Mysteriously, Kim has since deleted his account, but not before the internet pounced on this scoop.
And here is a closeup of The Vision:
As you can see, this take hews quite closely to the comic book. The color scheme is nearly the same, except it looks like the boots and gloves are red instead of yellow. I’m not sure if that means he isn’t wearing gloves (since his skin is red) or if he is and they’re just the same color as his flesh. He’s definitely wearing boots, though since they’re three dimensional.
Other than that, his suit looks to have a bit more detailing than the streamlined comic book version. Not surprisingly, he looks to only be wearing a belt, not the classic trunks. (I think those have been done away with in the comics at this point, anyway.)
It’s interesting that they are debuting The Vision on this promo piece, but that Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are nowhere to be seen. It could be that the photo has cropped them out, though.
Of course in the comics, The Vision eventually married The Scarlet Witch and the pair gave birth to two twin sons, who eventually grew up (separately in different homes) and became the Young Avengers Wiccan and Speed. Will we get a glimpse of their budding romance in the movie? We’ll have to wait and see!
So what do you think? Are you impressed by this interpretation of The Vision?