Marvel has done a fairly good job of keeping excitement for the upcoming ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ going, and the slow release of images and promotional material concerning new team-member The Vision is an excellent example. Despite interviews and releases stating that Paul Bettany would be playing the enigmatic robotic hero and joining the team, and that director Joss Whedon has wanted to see the Vision join the Avengers ever since he first signed on with the super-hero franchise, actual images of the new hero have been scarce. Most recently we saw a brief glimpse of the magenta skinned hero at the end of the latest trailer, but even that was fleeting.
Luckily, Entertainment Weekly recently did a series of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ covers. and included in those images is the first high-res fully-body image of The Vision as played by Bettany. And he looks cool, and markedly different from the rest of the team, and I personally cannot wait to see what his powers look like on screen.
In addition, Marvel finally released a character poster for the superhero:
The Vision has long been an Avengers mainstay, his backstory usually including/ tied into Ultron’s story, as some cases has Ultron himself create the Vision, with the new A.I. turning on his master once he sees the people hurt by Ultron’s plans. Either way he joins the Avengers and is a long-standing member, somehow evolving to the point where he could fall in love and marry Wanda Maximoff (aka the Scarlett Witch, another longstanding Avengers teammate introduced in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.) It was a stroke of brilliance on the part of Whedon to see the potential of having J.A.R.V.I.S. (Stark’s digital assistant/ butler/ babysitter/ partner) become the Vision, especially as Marvel was fortunate enough to have a talented actor like Paul Bettany already voicing the character. I just hope this is not the end of J.A.R.V.I.S. the program, as I enjoy his interactions with Tony Stark while the man is in the Iron Man suit.
What do you think of the Vision now that we’ve seen him in his entirety? Do you think he will live up to his comics interpretation? Let us know below!