The Russo Brothers talk Vision's 'critical role' in Captain America: Civil War

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Dec 25, 2015, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

When Captain America: Civil War opens in movie theaters next year, most of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will have to pick a side and choose to be either for (aka Team Iron Man) or against (aka Team Captain America) the Sokovia Accords, which states that superheroes:

“shall no longer operate freely or unregulated, but instead operate under the rules, ordinances and governances of the afore mentioned United Nations panel, acting only when and if the panel deems it appropriate and/or necessary.”


One Avenger who'll be on Iron Man's (Robert Downey Jr.) side at first is the Vision (Paul Bettany). While in the Marvel Comics Vision stood with Cap against the Superhero Registration Act, in the movie the sentient android will side with our genius billionaire playboy philanthropist before he'll apparently switch sides.

As points out, is it because part of the JARVIS A.I. inside our red-faced android feels an ingrained loyalty to Tony Stark? Or does he really believe superheroes should be kept in check by government? That's an excellent question, and one I've no doubt will be explored in the movie.

In a recent interview with Sina Entertainment, Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo were asked if Vision had a big part to play in the eagerly anticipated superhero movie. Here’s what Joe Russo said:

“Vision is a captivating character, and he does play a critical role in the Civil War. The comic fans might be able to guess what he is going to do.”

The speculation — and, having read the comics, I think it's highly likely — is that Vision will phase through Tony’s armor during the final battle and disable the Iron Man suit. That'll then lead to Captain America being able the beat the c**p out of Tony. I believe we may have gotten a small hint of that in the awesome Civil War trailer where Steve (Chris Evans) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) team up to take down Tony in that epic battle sequence with Cap's shield at the end.

What do you think? Captain America: Civil War arrives on May 6, 2016.


(via Comic Book)