We know that next week we will be getting the entire cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron at Comic-Con all together on stage for the first time. Director Joss Whedon also has a little bit of footage from the movie that he will be debuting it Hall H next week. But before that, we get a little sneak peak (FINALLY) at what’s to come.
Entertainment Weekly has been known to be the first to unveil first looks of upcoming movies. Nothing has changed and it’s latest cover is a big doozy. They just unveiled it’s latest issue giving us our first look at (or at least one version) of James Spader’s incredibly villainous Ultron. Not only him, he is also standing alongside the co-leaders of the Avengers, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) a.k.a. Iron Man and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) a.k.a. Captain America.
Let’s start with the Avengers first. Iron Man is repping his newest suit, which is much similar to that his IM3 suit looked like in colors. Only major difference that I can see from that shot is there is a bit more red in the chest this time instead of the suit mainly being a tan color. As for Cap, the suit is the best yet in my mind. It’s a bit of a combo of his latest stealthy suit from The Winter Soldier, but bringing back the classic elements from his original suit. We see the red, white, and blue – the red and blue are a bit darker adding more of an edge (and one badass look) to Cap’s new look. Also, you can see Cap sporting the Avengers symbol (the ‘A’) on his shoulder, which is being said will be on all the Avengers new suits. Stark has taken it into his own hands to get new suits for everyone making them more team oriented – hens the symbol.
There has also been information released on Ultron origins (Hank Pym a.k.a. Ant-Man created him in the comics). What we all suspected about Tony Stark being responsible for creating him is true. With S.H.I.E.L.D. no longer around as Earth’s defense and first response against the unknown and other-worldly, it’s up to the Avengers. To help them out and give them a break, Stark develops Ultron, a sentient program, an artificial intelligence (AI) that will serve as an Avenger without actually suiting up himself – building off of what we saw in Iron Man 3 (and Stark’s Iron Legion of automated suits).
The self-aware AI (could possibly be an evolution of JARVIS), can locate threats and control Stark’s legion of drone suits to deal with them, until Ultron decides that humans are the greatest threat. Apparently Joss Whedon was smiling and rubbing his hands together while giving a bit more insight, “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.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron will open on May 1st, 2015. Directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Haley Atwell (rumored), Josh Brolin (rumored), Paul Bettany, James Spader, Thomas Kretschmann, and Samuel L. Jackson.