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Ultron is coming in 2015 when Joss Whedon’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” battles its way to the big screen and, likely, collect the five or so billion dollars it’s owed on its way to becoming the biggest movie in the known universe. Possibly bigger than “Avatar.” Then again, it’s entirely possible I’m overselling the movie.
In any case, check out your official-ish first look at “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America with their new BFF Ultron and his army of Ultron robots.
We also get much more on the film’s plot, including Tony Stark’s role in the creation of Ultron (who was originally created by Ant-Man in the comics):
For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.
The only problem? 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.”
Stark, Rogers, Thor, and their Avengers ally re-assemble in 2015.
EW has added stills from the movie: