Marvel has been really shy about showing off Vision, the new Avengers: Age of Ultron team member played by Paul Bettany. We’ve seen concept art, a few brief glimpses of the guy, and that one close-up look at his face from the third trailer. But now a new Entertainment Weekly cover gives up a full look at the guy, not in concept art form, but as he really appears in the movie. You can see a small version of Vision in Age of Ultron above; click through for a better look.
EW debuted a new set of “summer preview” issue covers, which assemble to form the image above.
These shots don’t give us any indication of how Vision really fits into the film. But the EW article does have a lot of new info. It’s stuff that will probably all come up in the first act of the movie, but if you don’t want to know anything at all, keep in mind that mild spoilers may follow — and not just about Vision.
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.).
So, yeah, that’s a lot of info. We’ll see a lot more when Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in the US on May 1. (The film opens overseas earlier than that, starting on April 22.)
Oh, and by the way, as has been pointed out, this banner design seems really familiar. Is it based on Jim Lee’s banner cover for X-Men #1, released in 1991?
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