Back at San Diego Comic-Con, Joss Whedon appeared on stage in Hall H to reveal that the title of his next film featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would be ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Immediately afterwards, the director cleared up some misconceptions right off the bat. First, his film has nothing to do with Brian Michael Bendis’ recent ‘Age of Ultron’ story. Then, we learned that we’d be seeing multiple incarnations of the villain in the film because he evolves. Finally, (and arguably the biggest news about this movie to date) Whedon stated that Hank Pym, the Avenger known as Ant-Man, would not be the creator of Ultron. Historically, he was the one to do it, but apparently not in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, if not Pym, then who?
Feature Film Casting has recently posted a new casting call for the sequel to ‘The Avengers’. While they do sometimes get some information wrong by using public information and theories, they do end up revealing legit information a lot of the time. Basically, it’s up to you if you want to believe this or not, but in the description of the movie, they list the Man in the Iron (Man) Mask as the one behind the vengeful robot:
“In ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Loki is gone and the new villain will be the evil robot Ultron, who has the ability to keep upgrading his own strength, making him extremely fearsome. Tony Stark/Iron Man becomes the unwitting creator of Ultron. The brother-and-sister team of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch become the seventh and eighth members of The Avengers. Quicksilver has extreme speed, while Scarlet Witch can cast spells and has telekinesis ability. Black Widow and Hawkeye will be key figures in the film.”
True or not, it does make a lot of sense that Iron Man creates Joss Whedon’s Ultron. As I noted when the title was announced, Stark was already experimenting with sentient armors in ‘Iron Man 3’. It’s not completely far fetched that he would be trying to upgrade his current J.A.R.V.I.S. artificial intelligence and then he accidentally creates Ultron. Plus, from what I read about the teaser shown at Comic-Con, it starts with an Iron Man helmet that is gradually being transformed into the villain’s face. That alone is compelling enough evidence to peg this one on Tony.
Despite all that information, the true identity of Ultron’s creator in this new origin is still up in the air. However, until we get some official word, we can still speculate away about who to label as the robot’s parent. So, who do you think will give birth to one of the Avengers’ greatest enemies? Share your theories in the comments below.
‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Movie