The Vision will make his debut in next summer’s Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Not much is known about the synthozoid up until this point. There have only been teases here and there giving us some glimpses of what he may look like. But the real question here is, “how critical of a role will he have in the film?” My belief is that he will be the most important character in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Here’s why:
Joss Whedon was recently interviewed on set from reporters by giving out little tidbits of what we can expect from the most anticipated film in 2015. Whedon constantly praised all of the cast and the hard work that they have accomplished. He also mentioned a little about the Maximoff twins ([Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch](movie:1081109)) and the roles that they will be performing in the film. However, the biggest piece of information Whedon shared with reporters was about a character that we have not had a chance to see in a trailer and that would be the Vision. At this point, we don’t know what to expect from Vision in the film. Luckily, Whedon was able to give us some info on the android and how he came to be the Vision.
It is interesting to note that there has been a lot of speculation regarding Vision’s origin story. We all know by now that Iron-Man (not [Ant-Man](movie:9048)) will be the one who creates Ultron. So it should be no surprise that people have wondered if Whedon will stick closer to the comics on this character (Vision). Well, fortunately we all have that answer. Whedon spoke with reporters about his initial thoughts of directing an Avengers sequel and this was what he had to say:
“Well, I don’t know if I’m right for this or if I want it or you want me, but in the second one, the villain has to have Ultron and he has to create the Vision, and then, that has to be Paul Bettany.”
For those of you who are unaware, but Paul Bettany played the voice of Iron-Man’s handy AI: J.A.R.V.I.S. We last saw J.A.R.V.I.S. destroyed after the events of Iron-Man 3. So there was obvious contemplation that perhaps Iron-Man would have been the one to re-construct J.A.R.V.I.S. into a more human-like form thus giving us the Vision. However, Whedon has now cleared all of that up, and I have to say I am truly satisfied.
Whedon also shed some light on his appearance in the film. Will Vision mostly be CGI or will he be portrayed under a lot of make-up and prosthetics? Well, Whedon also confirms those questions:
“The stunt guy, we have to make allowances for the shape of his face and padding and things that we’re putting on him, but they’re not meant to look different. Basically, what usually happens is, one of the guys, Ryan Meinderding or one of the guys on his staff draws something unbelievably beautiful, and we try to create that in real life, and it takes a long time. The first tests were very Violet Beaurogarde. It really took a long time to get to a place where we felt like… even though we will work on him in post… he walks on and we go, “Oh, it’s The Vision! My God!”
Read more on Joss Whedon’s interview here.
Sure sounds like Whedon is excited to have the Vision aboard in this shared universe! This should be HUGE evidence that shows the importance of having Vision in the film. Since he will most certainly be created as Ultron’s “pet,” the Vision will battle the Avenger’s in the film. Some of Vision’s powers include, “superhuman strength and endurance; a jewel on his forehead that discharges blasts of solar energy; can change his appearance into a form as hard as a diamond; and can also materialize within another person causing extreme pain.”
If there is one character I am looking forward to the most in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035), it has to be Vision. He is a very intriguing Marvel character and I cannot wait to see what Whedon has in store for this synthozoid. I’d like to rant more about this individual but I don’t want to possibly spoil anything for you guys especially if your’re unfamiliar with him. The only thing I will say (assuming Whedon sticks close enough to the comics), is that Vision is a very misunderstood “robot” who is programmed by Ultron to obey his commands. Obviously Ultron plans to destroy all of humanity which does not bode well for our heroes. We won’t know what Whedon has planned for Vision until Avengers 2: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.
So what are you most looking forward to in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron? Are there other characters that you cannot wait to learn more about? Let me know in the comment section below!
Source: The Marvel Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide To The Characters Of The Marvel Universe and also here.