The Vision, an android which was created by Ultron in the comics, has finally been confirmed to be in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” but he will not be the same green and orange android that we all knew before.
Once again, EW has the inside scoop on what the Joss Whedon’s version of the Vision will be.
“Vision will be portrayed by Paul Bettany, who has already been a part of the Marvel movie universe as J.A.R.V.I.S., the Siri-like artificial intelligence who serves as Tony Stark’s laboratory sidekick.
Ever since his casting was revealed, fans have been wondering: Coincidence… or can we assume Ultron uses J.A.R.V.I.S.’s consciousness for spare parts in his Vision-ary experiment? Whedon takes a deep breath. We’re in spoiler territory. “It’s not coincidence,” is all he reveals. “And I’m not going to tell you any more about The Vision.
Robert Downey Jr. goes on to talk about mistakes and Easter eggs:
“Things only happen arbitrarily in Kevin Feige’s Marvel universe by mistake, and I think he’s maybe made two mistakes and they weren’t really in the movies. They were more in like the easter eggs early on. Things that he didn’t have as much final say over but would nowadays.
Downey Jr., when asked if Vision as just a voice named J.A.R.V.I.S., was no mistake:
“Yeah, I don’t think Kevin would let that happen. Again, it’s like if you think about the five different ways that [The Vision] could come together, this one’s definitely the most interesting of the five. I was running other scenarios and I’ve seen it progress over drafts. It was just kind of really good, right from the start.”
Now here are some details on the Marvel cinematic look of the Vision. (Based off of test footage shown to EW):
“While his face seemed to be a little more on the purple side of the spectrum than orange, the overall look of the synthezoid has a slightly more technological edge than the original 1968 introduction. He’s a bit more Borg and a little less Crayola.”
Downey also mention that Paul Bettany (voice of J.A.R.V.I.S and the Vision) is “very disappointed, that he has to show up this time.”
The Vision made his first appearance in “The Avengers” #57 in 1968.