It may not be out until May 2015, but EW is getting in early with a cover for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which gives us our first popular look at the titular villain himself – Ultron.
Along with that are a set of cool (if rather generic images), which include a good look at a hunky blond Aaron Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen and Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
The accompanying story also confirms a couple of things, including that there will multiple Ultrons, and that they are based on Tony Stark’s technology, which became corrupted and turned evil.
The magazine says, ‘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!’” [director, Joss] Whedon says, rubbing his hands together.’
Take a look at the pics above and below.