Yesterday we finally got our first look at Ultron in the much anticipated sequel “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”, and it did not disappoint.
Revealed the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive look at the sequel to the highest grossing superhero movie of all time, Ultron is shown standing between Iron Man and Captain America, both in new costumes. Ultron himself looks surprisingly similar to his comic book counterpart, which itself is a cause of celebration considering how vastly different some classic Marvel villains have been portrayed on screen.
In addition to the first look at Ultron, we also got a few words regarding the plot and Ultron himself, played by James Spader.
Captain America star Chris Evans speaks on Ultron’s voice, saying “A lot of times when Ultron starts talking, it’s beautiful,” claims Evans. “It’s really intelligent stuff. He’s out to do the things he wants to do because he’s disgusted with X, Y, and Z. You could probably sit down with Ultron and have a really intelligent conversation. He could blow your mind with his views.”
Ultron allegedly wants to bring about world peace in a unusual way: exterminating all humans.
“I know you’re ‘good’ people,” says Ultron to The Avengers, “I know you mean well…but you just didn’t think it through…There is only one path to peace…your extermination.”
EW confirms that while a lot of Ultron’s motives and details are the same as they are in the comics, his creator will be different. Rather than Hank Pym (otherwise known as Ant-Man) creating the highly-intelligent robot, Tony Stark will be responsible for Ultron’s creation. He will be developed as a part of Tony’s “Iron Legion”, a team of robots similar to Iron Man that will continue to fight crime in Iron Man’s absence. Ultron will also serve as a metaphorical surrogate son to Tony Stark, inheriting his personality traits.
Thor star Chris Hemsworth says “It’s not the good version that could’ve come from [Stark’s] intellect and personality,” he says. “It’s the bad son.”
While change will be very, very disappointing to many Ant-Man fans, as Ultron is a HUGE part of Hank Pym’s comic history, it does sound like an interesting change, and if anybody could make it work, it’s director Joss Whedon.
In addition to the news, EW released 8 new photos from the 2015 summer sequel, which also reveal that James Rhodes, played again by Don Cheadle, will be making an appearance in the film as well. No word if he will don the War Machine or Iron Patriot suit this time out.
“Avengers: Age Of Ultron” hits theaters May 1st, 2015.