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.'”