They say a picture is worth a thousand words … but since we don’t have a picture of Vision’s costume in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, then words will just have to do. Less than a day ago, we reported that Paul Bettany – who has voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. in each of the three Iron Man movies and the first Avengers – will star as Vision in the sequel. While plot details surrounding Bettany’s transition from A.I. voice to a full-bodied android remain a mystery, it looks like we may have a description of Vision’s costume. Hit the jump to find out more.
News of Vision’s costume comes courtesy of ScreenRant (via Comic Book Therapy). The following description is squarely in the rumor column at this point, but the source is said to have insider access to the wardrobe department at Pinewood-Shepperton Studios where the superhero sequel is shooting:
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 from Terminator 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.”
Again, this is still in the rumor department at this point and we won’t know for sure until some promotional images are released, likely closer to the film’s May 1, 2015 release date. Earlier casting reports had Bettany in “chalk-white” make-up, lending support to the monochromatic version of Vision. This new description suggests that the more colorful costume might just make it’s way onto the screen after all.