Avengers: Age of Ultron Origin Stories for Ultron and Vision Revealed
We've known for a while that Ultron will be made by Tony Stark in Avengers: Age of Ultron, rather than by Hank Pym, as it happened in Marvel Comics. But now, thanks to pictures of the new action figures that showed up on Reddit this morning, we have detailed origin stories for both Ultron and competing A.I. Vision. And, as it turns out, Vision also has a different progenitor in the movie than in the comics.
Mild spoiler alert!
"First discovered as a simple computer program hidden among the ruins of the Chitauri invasion of New York, the being known as Ultron soon completed its development into a sophisticated artificial intelligence after some experimentation by Tony Stark. Ultron's first shocking ultimatum upon gaining consciousness was to declare the human race its enemy. Setting out to exterminate all life on the planet, the unstable and emotional Ultron seeks to upgrade its mechanical body to an ultimate, unstoppable form. With an army of robotic drones and the ability to enter and corrupt any computer network, Ultron will stop at nothing to see humanity wiped out."
We knew most of this already, but the only significant reveal is that Tony used Chitauri technology to create Ultron, which makes his plan more ill-advised to begin with. This is fitting, as it underscores the arrogance of the character and uses him as a stand-in for humanity's carelessness with technology.
"Programmed by the combined geniuses of Tony Stark & Bruce Banner and imparted with the ability to fly, project intense energy beams and change the density of his form, the Vision has proved himself a worthy hero, aiding the Avengers in their struggle against the evil A.I. Ultron."
This is a much more significant departure; in the comics, Vision was created by Ultron himself, but now he's been created by Tony and Bruce as a means to combat Ultron.
Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out on May 1, 2015.