Last night it was revealed that Paul Bettany would join the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron as the android Vision. The Internet was abuzz with speculation on how Vision would be introduced (I have my own theory), but one thing that stuck in people’s minds from the original Daily Mail article was a description of Bettany’s makeup process for the role.
Make-up experts were using various powders and potions on Bettany’s pale skin to bring about the Vision’s chalk-white complexion.
Fans of the character might have been confused since for the most part, Vision’s typical appearance consists of a yellow and green costume with a red face. Well, the folks over at Comic Book Therapy have a source at Shepperton Studios near the film’s production, and their source says that the android will retain its classic look but with some modifications.
It has a helmet akin to the Iron Man armor, but it’s designed more like a face than a smooth Stark helmet. The iconic yellow and green are present in the design, but it’s more metallic shades than bright ‘comic book colors.’ They said it reminds them somewhat of the T-100 fromTerminator 2 but it’s not as shiny. The yellow metal “liquid” bits seem to light up. This may or may not happen since there are two designs for that section. One lights up the other doesn’t. That’s the only difference. The cape is present, but they say it appears to only “pop out” when in flight mode. The cap sports some similar shades of yellow as the body. The “neck pieces” are the same yellow but they seem to shift positions from “standing” (for lack of a better word) to “flight mode.
You’ll notice that the Vision’s face isn’t included in the costume description. It’s possible that they’ll apply makeup to incorporate Bettany’s face and give him a more metallic appearance. Or, as CBT stated, they’ll go for a helmet that’s part of his costume, although the higher-ups at Marvel want to make sure that Vision “isn’t a colorful copy of Iron Man.”
If this is true, I’m glad they’re trying to maintain Vision’s look from the comics with some understandable adjustments for the big screen. I wonder if Vision’s body will originally start out as one of the Iron Man suits, but later be morphed and tinkered with until its appearance only vaguely resembles the original design. It’s also interesting that the cape only pops out while flying. Perhaps it’s to provide a gliding effect for Vision since on the ground it wouldn’t serve any purpose. Aside from Thor and a few Asgardians, no one else in the Marvel Cinematic Universe wears a cape (probably because they’ve all seen The Incredibles), so it will be cool to see another character wearing that outdated piece of high society fashion.
Nothing’s official until Marvel releases a picture, but if this is what we’re getting, I’m quite content with it. If Ultron ends up being that solid silver like he is in the comics, Vision’s colors provide a nice contrast next to the robotic killer.
SOURCE: Comic Book Therapy