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.
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."
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.
And here is Thor atop a mountain of Ultron's robot soldiers. Very Terminatory.
For more images head over to Yahoo.