You will find that one of the main purposes of this site is to give you behind the scenes access into the creative process that goes into filmmaking and the topic of this piece fits the bill perfectly.
One of the biggest buzzes about Avengers: Age of Ultron was the addition of the Vision to the team. This would be the first time that we see a live action version of the red-faced robot portrayed brilliantly by English actor and the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. himself, Paul Bettany. But he did have some help to pull it off. In fact, he had a lot of help. Spotlighted in the images from Make-Up Artist Magazine after the jump is the fantastic practical makeup effects provided by Animated Extra and as well as some additional images that give us a glimpse of the digital assist that the character received courtesy of Lola VFX.
For all you make up effects fans, all of the intricate details involved with bringing the Vision to life can be found over at Make-Up Artist Magazine.
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015.