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For months, Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch have been touted as the two big new superhero additions to the Avengers lineup in the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron - but that's really only because Marvel has been keeping one of its key new characters under wraps. As fans know, Paul Bettany is making his debut as the android known as Vision in the upcoming blockbuster, but the character has been kept hidden from all promotional materials. Well, up until today, as the final Age of Ultron trailer has finally revealed him... and he looks amazing.
In classic Marvel Studios style, the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer saved a big surprise for its post-credits moment, and used the final seconds of the preview to reveal what you see above: a close-up of Paul Bettany's Vision, quite possibly being awoken for the first time. And while it's true that we're still not seeing the character in his entirety, it's still incredibly hard not to be stoked after this preview.
The great highlight of this Vision preview, of course, is the ridiculously tiny mechanisms in his eyes that spin and move as he wakes up. It quickly paints the picture that this guy definitely isn't human... and that's exactly what it should do. In the comics, Vision is an android who is actually created by Ultron as the ultimate vision of humanity (hence the name). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, the character comes with a slight twist, as he will be internally programmed with Jarvis - Tony Stark's digital butler that Paul Bettany voiced in all of the Iron Man movies as well as the first Avengers.
But while Vision's eyes are the obvious scene-stealer here, fans should also pay close attention to the character's skin - which looks crazy cool. Unlike Ultron and Hulk, who are being brought to life thanks to the magic of performance capture, Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron was created by having Paul Bettany spend many, many hours in a makeup chair, so what you're seeing is largely practical. There are obviously some digital touch-ups, but what's real in the design is rather mind-blowing. Get a closer look below:
Given that the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that dropped today has been touted as the final trailer, I wonder if this may actually be the most we see of Vision in the movie's advertising between now and the film's release in a little less than two months. Will clips, TV spots, stills or new posters reveal more, or is this the only taste we're going to get? Only time will tell. For now, just enjoy the gloriousness that is this amazing last big preview:
The Avengers: Age of Ultron flies into theaters on May 1st.