With yesterday bringing a first impressive look at Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s titular villain, EW now has some word on what we can expect to see from Ultron in Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers Assemble sequel.
Cap himself, Chris Evans, explained to the outlet, “A lot of times when Ultron starts talking, it’s beautiful. It’s really intelligent stuff. He’s out to do the things he wants to do because he’s disgusted with X, Y, and Z. You could probably sit down with Ultron and have a really intelligent conversation. He could blow your mind with his views.”
More interestingly, the character of Ultron is said to be all about bringing world peace. The only problem that he sees is that the human race is the biggest stumbling block in attaining bliss and happiness. The magazine even quotes some of Ultron’s dialogue from the movie, with him saying to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, “I know you’re good people. I know you mean well… but you just didn’t think it through. There is only one path to peace… your extermination.”
Whereas the comic book version of Ultron is as a result of Hank Pym’s work that went wrong, it’s now been confirmed that this movie version of the villain will indeed be a piece of Tony Stark’s work that went array. Ultron will start off the movie as part of Stark’s ‘Iron Legion,’ a group a Iron Man-lite robots who now do Stark’s crime-fighting work for him. The crazed ‘bot will also have parts of Stark’s personality and will act as some form of surrogate son to Tony.Chris Hemsworth, the movie’s Thor, added, “It’s not the good version that could’ve come from Stark’s intellect and personality, it’s the bad one.”
None of the above is particularly ground-breaking, but it’s pretty cool to at least get some solid details on the film finally.
Currently shooting over here in the UK, Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes, Aaron Taylor Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Von Strucker, and James Spader as Ultron. There’s also apparently a role for Andy Serkis, and rumours suggest that Anthony Mackie, who appeared as The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has been spotted on the movie’s set.
Directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for a global 1st May, 2015 release, whilst us UK folk will get the sequel on 24th April, 2015.