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Joss Whedon confirms The Vision origin in Avengers: Age of Ultron

December 18th, 2014 by Dave Bowling Comments

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In a recent set interview, Joss Whedon has let slim a few extra details about next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Once again, Whedon claims Avengers: Age of Ultron is bigger in every way than the first Avengers film. Awesome.

“The cast is bigger. The scope is bigger. We have more to work with. Not that we’re trying to spend more. In fact, we’re trying to avoid bloat wherever possible. But with this, we’re on a broader canvas. We’re in more countries. We have a bigger world to work with, and a bigger world for them just to be in. Once they exist as a team, we have to deal with what everybody thinks about that, and what that means to the world. So it’s not as simple as it was.”

King Joss also cryptically confirms that Ultron will create The Vision. Rumours were that his origin would be altered for the movies but it seems Vision’s origin will parallel its comic book roots. Whedon stated:

“Before I took the first job, I said, well, I don’t know if I’m right for this or if I want it or you want me, but in the second one, the villain has to be Ultron, and he has to create the Vision, and then, that has to be Bettany. It took me three years before I could tell Paul that I’d had that conversation, but after that, I stopped. I was like, that would be cool if you have Ultron, and you have Vision and Paul played him.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens 1 May 2014.


Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...