After months of teasing peeks, blurry images, and one tantalising trailer glimpse, the mysterious new Avenger has finally been unveiled.
The Vision, played by Paul Bettany, officially takes his place in the heroic lineup as one of a series of new Avengers: Age of Ultron-themed Entertainment Weekly covers released Wednesday.
Created from Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. artificial-intelligence system (also voiced by Bettany) by the rogue Utron, Vision eventually turns against his master and becomes one of the most stalwart of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Marvel has been withholding the Vision’s reveal for months, obscuring his face in the official posters, and leaving fans to scour the toy aisles for clues to his appearance before briefly showing him blinking online at the end of the second trailer.
Until today, many fans weren’t expecting to see the colorful Avenger until the sequel hit theaters on May 1.
On the EW cover, the inhuman hero (described in the comics as a “synthezoid” — a singular android fueled by “synthesized energy”) shares cover space with Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). The other covers feature the trios of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), as well as a solo cover with big, bad Ultron (voiced by James Spader).