Finally—a vision of The Vision.
Paul Bettany’s synthezoid super-powered being from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has been kept in the shadows up until now, literally backlit as a tiny figure in the sky in the film’s recent poster. But in the third trailer for the film, which hits theaters May 1, we finally get a glimpse of the screen version of the character. And he gets a glimpse at us.
There is much to discuss about this new collection of split-second shots (wait, are we seeing a budding romance between Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow?) but the big reveal was saved for the very end, a look at The Vision’s red face, with layered lines like an object from a 3-D printer and mechanical blue eyes. But that’s all folks, at least for now.
Writer-director Joss Whedon has characterized The Vision as part of “Team Ultron,” at least at first. Forged from the artificial-intelligence villain’s desire to be a creator himself, Ultron manufactures The Vision using advanced bioengineering methods and a few spare parts—including J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s mechanical butler (previously voiced in the Iron Man movies by … Paul Bettany.)
And here he is, although we will surely be seeing more of him. For now, let’s take a look at what else there is to see in this new trailer.