Apparently, Joss Whedon Wanted Avengers: Age Of Ultron To Include Vision's Penis
WandaVision could have been much different if Joss Whedon's original vision for Vision's MCU debut had happened.
With now streaming on Disney+, fans are seeing a side of Vision (Paul Bettany) they hadn't been introduced to before--one that happens to be a fumbling sitcom husband who stumbles through multiple decades of TV styles. Now, however, we're learning that a different take on Vision almost made it to the big screen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. What was so different? We'll let Bettany explain.
"I know that Joss Whedon apparently really, really wanted the rendition of him, when Vision first is born, before he was clothed, he was like, 'He's gotta have a penis,'" the actor recalled during an appearance on . "And everyone--[Marvel Studios boss] Kevin [Feige] and [producer] Louis [D'Esposito], I mean everybody--was like, 'I don't know Joss, I mean… I'm not sure.'"
According to Bettany, Whedon countered with, "'He has to have a penis! I want to see some drawings of penises.'"
And thus, the drawings were commissioned. That's right, concept art of Vision with a penis was created and might still exist somewhere. "Actually, somewhere is a rendition of Vision's birth with these penises," the actor said. "And they put them all up on the wall and then they went in and they sat down and Joss went, 'Yeah, I'm 100% wrong. I don't need to see any of these."
At the very least, we can be glad that version of Vision's birth doesn't exist as a deleted scene. After all, do you really want to see Vision walking around with his junk out while the Avengers and Ultron tear apart Sokovia? Yeah, neither do we.
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