It looks as though ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will give the titular villain a more cosmic twist… as Ultron is revealed to be more out-of-this-world than we thought.
Although Ultron is built by Hank Pym in the Marvel comic books, we’ve known for some time that this won’t be the case on the big screen. But with hints that Tony Stark was in some way responsible for the mechanical menace, we all assumed that it was he who created the artificial intelligence… developing it from an abandoned wartime A.I.
But with some new promo art giving us a glimpse into Ultron’s origins, it looks as though that might not be entirely accurate…
According to some new Marvel promotional art uncovered by ComicBookMovie.com, it looks as though Ultron’s origin is a lot further afield…
“First discovered as a simple computer program hidden among the ruins of the Chitauri invasion of New York, the being known as Ultron soon completed its development into a sophisticated artificial intelligence after some experimentation by Ton Stark,” it reads.
Of course, this new info casts a rather more cosmic light on Ultron’s origins… and while we’d previously heard that Ultron was developed from an A.I. program, we had no idea that it tied in quite so neatly to the events of the first Avengers film.
“Ultron’s first shocking ultimatum upon gaining consciousness was to declare the human race its enemy. Setting out to exterminate all life on the planet, the unstable and emotional Ultron seeks to upgrade its mechanical body to an ultimate, unstoppable form. With an army of robotic drones and the ability to enter and corrupt any computer network, Ultron will stop at nothing to see humanity wiped out.”
And that’s not all… it looks as though we may have been wrong about The Vision too.
“Programmed by the combined geniuses of Tony Stark & Bruce Banner and imparted with the ability to fly, project intense energy beams and change the density of his form, the Vision has proved himself a worthy hero, aiding the Avengers in their struggle against the evil A.I. Ultron.”
Obviously, this comes as a bit of a surprise. After all, many of us had assumed that The Vision would at least follow the comic book origins, being created by Ultron himself. But it looks as though Banner and Stark are responsible for the creation of a superhero.
But will The Vision be able to help them defeat Ultron? And more importantly, will he survive the events of the ‘Avengers’ sequel? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
What do you think of Ultron and The Vision’s origins? Would you prefer them to be more like the comic books? Let us know what you think in the comments below…