AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON — Vision Finally Gets a Character Poster
I actually didn't think this was going to happen, but Marvel has just revealed a full character poster for Paul Bettany's Vision from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The marketing team seemed to be wanting to hold back solid looks at this character, teasing him in far-off poses on a poster and a quick close-up in one of the many trailers, but just yesterday, they released a full, clear look at him on an EW magazine cover. I guess they've changed their mind about keeping him hidden, because now we get to scrutinize this character poster and see him in all of his glory.
Kevin Feige gave some spoilery details about the creation of the character in the film, and I'll copy those below. The first press screenings for Avengers: Age of Ultron are tonight, so expect to hear some big buzz about it on Twitter and in the blogosphere tomorrow. The film opens on May 1st.
Strucker has been using Loki’s scepter for human experimentation, which bestowed the siblings with powers of magic (Scarlet Witch) and speed (Quicksilver). But the bad baron piques the interest of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark for other reasons. “Von Strucker was working on a lot of stuff, including robotics,” says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. “Tony realizes, ‘[Those robotics] might be able to help me get over the hump of some of the AI stuff I’ve been working on.’?” Stark’s invention, Ultron, is born from the marriage of both men’s technologies. Alas, adolescence is a bitch, and Ultron goes rogue, shreds Stark’s other artificial-intelligence program, J.A.R.V.I.S., and gives rise to his own awesome creation: the synthezoid known as the Vision (played by Paul Bettany, who previously voiced J.A.R.V.I.S.).