Thursday, July 17, 2014

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Spoiler! Origin and Look of VISION Teased [UPDATED]


A SPOILER ALERT has been issued...

Avengers: Age of Ultron is all about Tony Stark creating a new technology to protect Earth. This technology is more or less like the army of Iron Man suits seen at the end of Iron Man 3 but they are blue and white robotic units who are confirmed to be called the Iron Legion. And the leader of the Iron Legion is none other than its captain, the red-eyed title villain Ultron.

If you want to read more about Ultron's movie origin, click right here.

Already confirmed to be cast as the voice of JARVIS once again, actor Paul Bettany has also been confirmed as being cast as the humanoid robot Vision. In the comics, Ultron creates Vision to be his assassin and sends Vision to kill the Avengers. Vision winds up changing sides and helps the Avengers in defeating Ultron and therefore earns a spot on the Avengers roster.

In the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Vision's origin is revealed as:

"[T]he Vision, a synthetic, super powered human designed by Ultron to show [the Avengers and the world] he has the power to create life, too."

Writer/director Joss Whedon was also quoted by EW as saying that it's not coincidence that Bettany is voicing JARVIS and playing Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

UPDATE 7/18/14 (10:19 p.m. Eastern): EW has teased how Vision will look in the sequel and wrote:

"Marvel didn’t release any images of Bettany in costume as The Vision, but EW saw test footage of his make-up while on the set of the movie last month. 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."

This reveal has big implications. Stark creates Ultron who then turns on his creator. Ultron then creates Vision via Ultron's need to defeat his own creator. Ultron most likely infiltrates Stark's system and takes control of JARVIS to then turn JARVIS into Vision. Ultron sends his new creation to kill Stark and the rest of the Avengers.

But Vision changes sides and turns on Ultron and is important in the battle of the Avengers vs. Ultron. Finally, Vision dies and his death is what is needed to propel the Avengers to victory over Ultron. Vision makes the ultimate sacrifice and in the end is reprogrammed by Stark to be JARVIS once again. No different than Agent Coulson's "death" turning things around for the Avengers in the Battle of New York.

(Those last two paragraphs are all my own speculation.)

Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently filming in the U.K. and is set to release in theaters on May 1, 2015.



AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Spoilers! Ultron's Origin Officially Revealed

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