Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Ultron! Hell to the yeah!
Entertainment Weekly gives us a few tidbits (and spoilers) about the upcoming movie that will probably make all the money ever!
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!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together.
“He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”
While I’m still a little miffed that Hank Pym is not the creator of Ultron, it seems like Whedon has come up with an elegant solution to work around that little omission from Marvel cannon.
Ultimately, as long as the movie contains this scene, I’ll be satisfied.