Much ado about Vision around the internet today. Does it have anything to do with ‘Avengers 2,’ the centerpiece of Marvel Studios’ Phase 2, coming out May 1st 2015?
2015 is a long way away and the success of ‘Avengers 2′ looks to depend partially on a series of other properties performing well. Then again, I was probably speculating the same thing about ‘Avengers’ a few years ago, so… that’s how seriously we should take all this.
Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson was a fan favorite against heavy odds considering he became the connective tissue to Marvel’s Phase 1 series of films. Not based on a pre-existing comic book character, Coulson developed a relationship with the core Avengers (barring Hulk, the ones with their own pre-Whedon franchises) and through them the audience, providing a crucial rally point though fatal heroics. Fans latched on to that (my auto-corrected “theyre” aside).
One popular fan theory for Coulson’s resurrection is as the character Vision. For those that don’t want to read the Marvel Wiki and can stand a broader definition of the character: think the Marvel superhero version of Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation but he has emotions sometimes and can absorb people’s brainwaves. Artificial being superhero: that’s as brief as I can get without getting into Ultron, Henry Pym and The Scarlet Witch, who all don’t exist in the film universe (yet). Coulson could be used for something like “Project Vision” that brings him back as this new member of The Avengers.
Or that’s what user bhsfx of the RPF’s Sculpture and Makeup Effects forum thought:
That is a damn pretty sculpt. This only means that fans would love to see Clark Gregg back in ‘Avengers 2,’ but we still don’t know anything much about ‘Avengers 2.’ We’ve speculated a lot, because it’s fun. And maybe someone’s paying attention…probably not, see “fun.”
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel updated his Facebook profile picture to be Vision, sparking rumors that he was in some sort of talks with Marvel about the role.
He switched it back pretty quickly, but this is the internet, where Vin Diesel can’t hide:
But by that logic:
I’m pretty sure they how to find me. I’m suuuuuper cheap.