If there was a day that Marvel Studios enjoyed the most, it’d probably be Easter Day as the studio is known for dropping Easter eggs in Marvel’s cinematic universe. The Easter eggs have become a staple in Marvel’s movies to tease movie audiences with inside jokes and hints about the upcoming Marvel’s films.
That one! A fine transition from an intelligent system to a physical hero.
Marvel Studios confirmed that Paul Bettany has been selected to go from voicing over Iron Man’s intelligent system J.A.R.V.I.S to portraying this new character, the Vision. For those who aren’t sure about what expect from this new character, here are some of the things that you should know about the Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”:
1. J.A.R.V.I.S.’s Incarnation?
There are very little things known about the Vision in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. However, we do know that it is somehow related to Iron Man’s intelligent system J.A.R.V.I.S. During an interview with Slash Film at SDCC 2014, the actor Paul Bettany revealed that both director and himself have discussed a lot about the evolution of his character and implied that J.A.R.V.I.S is “learning about the world at the exponential rate”. He also mentioned that the already sassy J.A.R.V.I.S will become more sassy in the film as well.
When Slash Film asked about Vision’s relationship with Tony Stark, the actor gave very vague details about it but answered that Vision feels paternal to a number of people in the film.
2. Vision’s Creator
Since the creator of Ultron has been changed to Tony Stark in Marvel’s cinematic universe, the film now holds endless possibilities for Vision’s origin, especially his creator.
The Vision was originally created by Ant-Man‘s Ultron by gathering all the remains of the android Human Torch of the 1940s to fight against the Avengers. However, the Vision betrayed his own creator and helped the Avengers destroy Ultron. Since then, the Vision has become one of the Avengers and was later rebuilt by Tony Stark himself.
We can’t be certain about this but it seems like Weldon is trying to transform J.A.R.V.I.S into the Vision instead ever since he confirmed that Paul Bettany will be playing the role. The actor also mentioned in an interview that there’s a lot of distrust that has to be navigated by the Vision to make sure that the Avengers feel safe to have him around as their ally.
3. The relationship between Vision and Scarlet Witch
The introduction of the Vision had led us to believe that true love will bloom in the film as Vision and Scarlet Witch’s romance has been featured in the comic books. It is still too early to tell if both of the characters will get together in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” but we are certain that both of them will carry the storyline forward at some point in the film.
Die-hard comic fans will know how the relationship between Vision and Scarlet Witch also led a series of destruction as well especially during the loss of the twins that drove that Scarlet Witch insane. Regarding Vision’s relationship with Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany mentioned in an interview that Vision is “protective” over her.
4. White Vision?
The Vision is known for his green skin suit and yellow cape but it seems like the Vision in the film will be wearing a white costume instead, as seen in the concept art poster. On top of that, Daily Mail reported that Paul Bettany was spotted visiting the set of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and had a white makeover much like the Vision’s chalk-white complexion as depicted in the 45th issue of “West Coast Avengers”.
In the comic’s plot, the Vision was captured and torn apart by some government agency controlled by Immortus. The Avengers managed to bring his torn pieces back to Ant-Man but the Ant-Man put him back together with a brand new costume instead. The Vision was stuck with this white look until the story got another reboot in the mid-90s.
It is not known why Vision is donning a white costume instead in the Marvel cinematic universe but that’s for us to find out once the film is released.
5. Vision’s Power
The Vision in the comic books has the ability to fly and change his density, enabling him to materialise at his own will. He also has the ability to emit deadly hot beams of infrared and microwave radiation through his forehead. However, Paul Bettany’s interview with Stash Film revealed that Vision will only discover his own abilities slowly after it’s created.
The actor also mentioned that the Vision is incredibly good at punching, so much so that it becomes his key power in the film.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled for a May 2015 release. It will be released in Malaysia on 23rd April 2015.