July 16, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron details arise

At least Marvel's film arm is rolling right along with little bullsh**; next year's Age of Ultron looks sensational if the early buzz is accurate:

The most interesting information is the quotes and story details the EW cover story also provides about Ultron’s new origins. Hank Pym a.k.a. Ant-Man creates Ultron in the comics but we know Joss Whedon is changing that up for his film and what we suspected last year about Tony Stark being responsible is true. With S.H.I.E.L.D. no longer serving as Earth’s defense and first response against the unknown and other-worldly, it’s up to The Avengers. And to help them out and given them a break, Stark develops Ultron, a sentient program, an artificial intelligence that will help him to serve as an Avenger without actually suiting up himself – building off of what we saw in Iron Man 3 where we met an Iron Legion of automated suits in the final act.

This self-aware AI – perhaps an evolution of JARVIS from the Iron Man films and The Avengers 1 - can locate threats and control Stark’s legion of drone suits to deal with them… until Ultron decides that humans are the greatest threat.

The Entertainment Weekly cover is, well, awesome.

Also in the flick will be the Vision, played by Paul Bettany. And check it: Bettany "will have his real face like the Vision from the comics as well." Gotta love it. But since Ultron created Vizh in the comics, I wonder how the Android Avenger will come about in the flick. Maybe the same way? Sounds like it could work.

Posted by Hube at July 16, 2014 07:08 PM | TrackBack

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Can't wait for this movie! I always suspected that Stark would develop Ultron in the MCU, since Hank Pym hasn't been established yet.

Posted by: Carl at July 16, 2014 09:37 PM

This makes perfect sense for the film universe. I can see it also causing Tony Stark to stand down as Iron Man and allowing Rhodey to take the mantle.

Its nice to read a blog about this which doesn't get all whiney about Pym not creating Ultron.

Posted by: Andrew at July 17, 2014 06:07 AM

I've never been accused of being a "fanboy," Andrew. ;-)

Posted by: Hube at July 17, 2014 02:49 PM

Apparently Joss watches "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" because that show's backstory had Tony involved with developing Ultron.

I don't care that they changed Ultron's origins, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Hank or some allusion to him showed up in Age of Ultron--possibly the mid-credits tag. The Ant-Man movie will lead off the next phase of movies, after all.

Posted by: tops116 at July 18, 2014 02:36 AM

Hmm, I wasn't aware the cartoon had that Ultron origin. Thanks for the info, tops!

Posted by: Hube at July 18, 2014 12:32 PM

No problem, Hube.

Posted by: tops116 at July 19, 2014 02:49 AM