Avengers 2 Art Reveals Ultron's New Origin Story

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A bunch of new Avengers: Age of Ulton promo art has been unveiled, and with it Ultron's new origin story. Plus, take a look at Vision in his full, caped beauty.

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Yahoo posted a bunch of promo art from the Avengers sequel, and with it this little biography about new big bad Ultron. For months, the MCU has been hinting that Tony Stark was the (new) creator of Ultron. But it looks like Ultron actually came from space. Here's the text from the above image:

"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 it's development into a sophisticated artificial intelligence after some experimentation by Tony Stark. 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."

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The Chitauri, again? Come on. Why can't Tony just create Ultron, or (dare I hope it) Hank Pym? Why does everything have to go back to this stupid alien race no one cares about? It's not like the Chitauri was some sort of spectacular race that incited awe and terror in the audience. They were simply cannon fodder, humanoid-like creatures that the Avengers could make go boom. Maybe we're just reading too much into this. However, it seems silly to build this expansive universe and keep returning to, "Oh yeah, that alien race that fell out of the sky, we got it from them." Grimace. Also, if Tony doesn't create this calamity, the plot loses a lot of the thematic power of Ultron being built solely around Stark's hubris.

However, the "unstable and emotional" aspect sounds rad. We are very excited about that personality being attached to James Spader's voice. Wunderbar. Also, these images of Vision and Ultron look incredible. So *makes scales with hands* we'll take it.

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And here is Thor atop a mountain of Ultron's robot soldiers. Very Terminatory.

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Y'know what would be cool as fuck?

An episode of Agent Carter tells the tale of the Synthetic Man created by Phineas Horton from CA:TFA and how he is being used in experiments by Howard Stark. The story unfolds that the synthetic man can be programed with a 'peacekeeping protocol' to create a hero to fill the void left by the death of Captain America. And with the help of a young genius Henry Pym, the program is written only to be though destroyed during a Hydra attack. The base where the experimental synthetic man and the peacekeeping protocol was buried under tons rubble.

Fast forward to an episode of Agents of SHIELD and the team is brought in to uncover the mystery of a signal coming from deep beneath NYC with a coded message from Howard Stark. The hidden base was found as crews were cleaning up from the alien attack. HYDRA is onto the message as well and its a race to get to the buried facility to see what is going on. The SHIELD agents win the battle and mange to unearth the long hidden lab along with the body of the synthetic man. And since Howard Stark was a part of the work done at the lab, Coulson calls Tony Stark to see if he would like to have a look at what was found.

Fast forward to Avengers: Age of Ultron where Tony and Bruce use the information they find on the old computers and decide to revive the peacekeeping program and apply it to the Ultron robots. And of course the Ultron program goes ape shit. And Ultron is kicking the Avengers asses. So Tony and Bruce, in a last ditch attempt to bring down Ultron, create the ultimate weapon to use against the robotic terror. Taking the remains of the synthetic man found in the buried lab they upgrade it and give it properties that Ultron can't fight against (like the ability to become intangible and alter its density)

And with the help of the Vision, the Avengers finally turn back the Ultron threat!

Yup. That would be cool.