New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Promo Art Reveals Origins of Ultron and the Vision
A new “Avengers: Age of Ultron” promotional art reveals images and biographies of the character Ultron and the Vision in Marvel’s upcoming "Avengers" sequel. Read on for further details.
A Reddit user has uploaded new pieces of promotional art containing images and biographies of the characters Ultron and the Vision in Marvel’s upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” revealing both the charcters origins. Ultron is revealed to come from a simple program in the Chitauri’s computer systems gaining sentience after being experimented upon by Tony Stark while the Vision, rather than be created by Ultron in the comics, will be created by both Stark and Bruce Banner to match Ultron’s unique electronic and digital capabilities. This may also be the reason for the Vision’s color scheme that contains a combination of Hulk’s green and Iron Man’s red and gold. Check out the promotional arts here and here.
So far, Marvel has revealed very little information about the newest addition to the superhero line-up. His small appearance in the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” poster premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2014. Moreover, it seems that Marvel and Disney are determined to play the character close to their chest. In fact, when a leaked marketing art showcasing the Vision surfaced a few weeks ago, Disney and Marvel had it quickly removed.
The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will follow the events of the original film. With S.H.I.E.L.D.’s abolition on “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Stark creates Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark’s Iron Legion. However, things go awry as his plan quickly backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth. The superhero team will confront newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, as well as the Vision.
The original cast will be suiting up to reprise their respective roles: Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Kretschmann and Stellan Skarsgård reprise their roles from previous MCU films as Maria Hill, Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Peggy Carter, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker and Erik Selvig. Claudia Kim was cast as a scientist and friend of Tony Stark, while Andy Serkis is playing an undisclosed role in the film. James Spader plays central villain Ultron. "Avengers" co-creator Stan Lee is set to make a cameo appearance.
Paul Bettany, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. (Tony Stark’s AI butler) in previous films, will now play the synthezoid Vision, an android who is able to control his density, which enables him to phase through walls, fly or have a diamond-hard near invulnerability. The Vision will be joined by Magneto’s twins, Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff/Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen respectively.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in North America in 2D and IMAX 3D.
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