You read that right.
We finally know what he looks like and where the hell he came from and it’s exactly what as thought:
Tony has f*cked up.
Yup, that’s right. Tony Stark is officially the creator of Ultron, but before we get into that, let’s get back to the issue at hand. Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly unleashed their newest Comic-Con cover issue. The Avengers’ mainstays Steve Rogers/Captain America and Tony Stark/Iron Man are both featured on the cover (with brand, spanking, new costume designs), along with one other person:
The malevolent Ultron (if you can even call him a person that is).
Here’s a photo of the cover below:
If fans of Marvel movies and comics alike were worried that King/overlord/his awesomeness Joss Whedon would deviate from the Ultron’s original character designs, they have nothing to be worried about anymore. As one can see, his design is not only intact, but he looks legitimately scary too (and badass. Don’t forget badass). Combine such a design with the raw talent and menace that James Spader is bringing to this role and The Avengers may just have their hands full with this one.
As for the costume upgrades, it would be wise to notice that both heroes are looking extra sharp (and colorful). Rogers retained some traces of his Stealth Suit from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The suit also adds a lot more red and blue, though the colors are somewhat dark. He is also sporting a telling “A”—A is for Avengers, just so you know—on his arm, which likely means that The Avengers are no longer answering to S.H.I.E.L.D, especially since S.H.I.E.L.D. is no more.
As for Stark, he has improved on his Mark 42 design from Iron Man 3. The suit has received some much needed red, while still hanging on to the gold (although it looks like it is a bit on the tan side on the cover).
And now that we have discussed Entertainment Weekly’s wonderful cover, let’s get to the good stuff: Ultron’s origins.
So, as many a fan speculated (including myself and AJ. Sh*t, we almost made a bet on this!), Tony Stark will in fact be the
brilliant idiot creator behind the nefarious Ultron. Where that leaves Hank Pym in the upcoming Antman is a mystery, but as far as it concerns Stark and everyone else, they are about to get f*cked.
Moving on, the story goes like this:
Because of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s unfortunate demise, not only has the US left with virtually no intelligence sector whatsoever, but the world has been rendered defenseless against the unearthly. In an effort to fill the gap, The Avengers decide to step up to the plate and their first course of action comes from Tony Stark himself. Stark takes it upon himself to develop Ultron, (an uber smart and sentient AI), in an effort to allow him to play his role as an Avenger without physically being involved—i.e. stepping into the suit. He also hopes that it will give him and the other Avengers a much needed break. There’s no news yet on whether this AI will be revealed as an upgraded JARVIS of some sort. But we do know one thing, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and Joss Whedon:
Stark attempts to give this A.I. a human side by injecting much of his own personality into him.
Tell me, Tony.
Why did you think that would be a good idea?
Do you know who think that’s a good idea?
NO ONE thinks that is a good idea!
Moving on, this A.I.—as it is becoming increasingly self-aware—maintains a certain number of responsibilities for Stark and company, like locating threats and commanding Stark’s army of Iron Men to dispose of them.
But, as you know, things get HELLA complicated when this A.I.—Ultron—decides that humans themselves are in fact the greatest threat.
Joss Whedon had this to say—GLEEFULLY, I might add—about the matter:
“Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’ He’s on a mission. He wants to save us.”
Well, there you have it folks. It looks like the Earth is in for it in The Avengers: Age of Ultron …and it is all Tony’s fault.
But you know, hopefully it’ll all work out.
And by work out, I mean someone’s probably going to die.
Other than that, check out some more cool ass photos from the set below. There are some familiar faces, some not so familiar faces, and some phenomenal set designs—including The Avengers Tower. Take a look for yourself:
Source: Screen Rant, Screen Crush
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