Ever since the title of Joss Whedon’s next Marvel movie was announced, we all wondered what the titular villain of ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would be like. Clearly it’s quite the juicy role if someone like James Spader would sign on to play the mechanical menace, but rumors have been going around saying that Ultron will differ from his comic book counterpart. Apparently, Tony Stark will have something to do with the creation of the latest threat to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes instead of Hank Pym. Some might even say that it’s a variation of Iron Man’s JARVIS technology, but no one knows for sure. Well, actually the director might know and even though he won’t give everything away, Whedon has recently shared some info about the angry A.I. coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year.

In a recent interview with Empire about the Avengers’ next adventure, Whedon touched on a few topics that fans have been wondering about since first hearing about the follow up to ‘The Avengers’, such as the addition of new characters like the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver and the measures he’s taking to give his sequel a fresh aesthetic. But amidst all that, he’s found discussing the team’s next foes and shares that his audience is sure to be surprised by the big bad:

“I’m having a blast with Ultron. He’s not a creature of logic – he’s a robot who’s genuinely disturbed. We’re finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is.”

To be honest, I never thought that I’d find Ultron “endearing”, but then again, I thought the same thing about Loki, who has been shown as a sympathetic character through Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of the trickster as well as comics like ‘Young Avengers’ and ‘Loki: Agent of Asgard’.

What do you think about the latest description of the villain in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’? Do you think that the mad machine will come off as endearing as Tom Hiddleton’s Loki? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.