Conceived as Ultron’s ultimate weapon, The Vision instead becomes his greatest foe!
We’ve got a first look at the classic mandroid from Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and it’s pretty damn badass. This time the flying mechanical vigilante hovers gracefully in Marvel’s latest batch of posters. While he’s turned his back, obscuring Paul Bettany’s beautiful British face, Vision’s distinctive green and yellow garb is clearly visible. Although, a bit murky due to the battle din. All those Ultron bots stir up quite the dust bowl.
Pretty epic, right? I’m only concerned that Age of Ultron won’t have enough time to flesh out all of their characters. Joss Whedon’s incredibly capable at ensemble casts, as his first film with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes demonstrates. But executing 7 different character arcs, for the heroes alone, in a single film is quite the struggle. At the same time, Whedon often yields greater screen time to those few heroes who don’t star in their own solo films, which is a bit of a dick movie. After all, the greatest attribute of The Avengers is the sheer spectacle of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and Hulk fighting together on the silver screen. If Whedon utilizes too much o the screen time to charitably embellish the importance of other characters (like Black Widow in the first Avengers movie, who received more screen time than both Thor and Banner/Hulk), then he’s bastardizing the entire purpose of these flicks.
Although, I’d happily endorse equal time for all of the characters. As long as Thor isn’t given the short end of the stick, that is.