There’s been a lot of hustle over the last couple of months on the Avengers sequel. We’ve heard how Iron Man needs a break, seen Captain America debut some swanky new threads and read up on new additions Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. What we haven’t seen however, is any news on the big bad himself, Ultron. Well I got your tidbits right here true believers.
Entertainment Weekly has a new cover, and it features good ol’ Steve Rogers and Iron Man front and center. And who is that behind them? None other than Ultron himself, and a small army of drones. Check it out!
That is a very faithful design right there, blending the comic book look with the more modern Stark technology. Captain America’s new suit looks like a fantastic blend of his WW2 outfit and more modern day materials, while Stark is wearing what appears to be his Mark 42 armour, only with more red highlights.
Speaking with EW, Robert Downey Jr. says the beginning of Age of Ultron sees Tony Stark in desperate need of some downtime:
“What you said about abdication is apt, but I think it’s also about recognizing limitations. The downside of self-sacrifice is that if you make it back, you’ve been out there on the spit and you’ve been turned a couple times and you feel a little burned and traumatized.”
According to EW, Tony Stark is indeed the creator of Ultron, as an operating system that can pilot the Iron Man armour for him and allow Stark some much needed rest. Naturally, things don’t go according to plan:
Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “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!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together. “He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”
Here’s some more pictures to whet your appetite. Expect a big reveal next week, when Kervyn and Nick hit a press event to see something special. Bastards.
Last Updated: July 17, 2014