There's plenty to look forward to when it comes to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and there's plenty about the film most of us still haven't seen yet, but even among all of the mysteries still surrounding the movie, the Vision stands out. Age of Ultron marks the debut of the classic Avengers member and Marvel Comics android, and for the most part the film's marketing machine has kept him in the shadows. We saw him floating in the distance on the flick's first group poster, glimpsed him opening his eyes in a trailer and got a closer look at him thanks to his official character poster, but we haven't seen much of Vision actually doing anything in the film. At least, until now.
The Age of Ultron cast has been in the U.K. recently to promote the film ahead of its release, and Vision actor Paul Bettany has been among them. In a recent appearance on BBC One's The One Show, Bettany got to talk a bit about the character and even unveiled two brief clips that show his "birth" scene. In the clip, he springs from a tank as Thor, Captain America and Iron Man look on, then lunges at the God of Thunder. It's a thrilling little teaser of the character. Check it out:
Bettany also talked a bit about how the character relates to Ultron, his past Marvel character J.A.R.V.I.S., and how Vision sees the world as the film begins.
"[Vision and Ultron are] sort of two sides of the same coin, really, and there is a link between J.A.R.V.I.S. -- who I used to play and still play in this movie -- and the Vision, but I'm not allowed to say what it is," Bettany said. "But the Vision was fun. I loved playing him. You get to see him born on screen, which I will never get to do again -- I hope. And he's supremely powerful and omnipotent and yet totally naive and experiencing the world as it comes and wondering if he's going to be a force for good or evil."
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, a little more than a week from now.