Hello fellow CBM users! Most recently I gave my thoughts on Ultron origin in my last article, but with a little more thinking and a little bit more news that have came out, I decided to give my second theory.
Now, almost everyone on the internet knows the big baddie for Avengers 2 will indeed be Ultron. If in the comics, The Avengers have some sort of arch enemy, it is with out a doubt Ultron. For a couple reasons actually-
1. He has face the Avengers countless times.
2. He has really put The Avengers on the edge.
The above examples are nothing big and nothing any different than other Avenger enemies have done, but what makes Ultron so special is that he comes back with something new every time. Whether it's an upgrade on his armor or what ever the reason just so happens to be, Ultron always have something new up his sleeves. He's unpredictable, and that's why he's such a great villain choice.
When Ultron was first announced for the movie, many fans were excited. Many assumed that the introduction of Ant-Man, AKA Henry Pym, was going to come into play. That was QUICKLY denied by the director him self, (on the same day it was announced), and went on to say that he had crafted his own version of Ultron specifically for the film that differs from the comics.
After that statement, many fans turned their frowns upside down. They were not happy.
Many people had theories that Tony Stark would create Ultron for a couple reasons-
1. He's very tech based and is known for building armored suits, especially since in IM3 had remote controlled ones.
2. The way IM3 ended.
While those do make sense, I just don't see it happening. Not only did Joss Whedon know his story for Avengers 2 before even doing the first film, (had to be mid/late 2010, before IM3 was even in pre production so he couldn't have known the ending), but those plot ideas are really Tony Stark based.
Another Theory is that JARVIS becomes Ultron. That is a rumor as far as we know, but that rumor was supported by a deleted scene/animatic that showed a TAD BIT of evil JARVIS. Unfortunately, the video has been taken down for I think copyright issues. Anyways, thanks to TheManFromMars, he had an interesting theory that the evil JARVIS we saw could've been LOKI trying to manipulate Tony Stark.
Again, I don't see JARVIS becoming Ultron because that is too Tony Stark based and Joss Whedon has stated that Ultron will be based around The Avengers and with JARVIS becoming Ultron, that's based around him for the most part.
Now, it's time to move on to my theory.
“We’re crafting our own version of it where his origin comes more directly from The Avengers we already know about. It’s a little bit darker than the other film because Ultron is in the house. There’s a science fiction theme that wasn't there in the other one. Ultron is definitely something that evolves, so we’re going to get together a couple of different iterations. Nothing can be translated exactly as it was from the comics; particularly Ultron.” -Joss Whedon
3 things caught my attention in that statement. Firstly, like I wrote above, Ultron will be built around The Avengers. IMO, that definitely rules out that Jarvis becomes Ultron or Tony Stark creates him.
Secondly, Joss stated Ultron is something that evolves. That is the key part in that statement and I will get to that in a bit.
Thirdly, Joss stated that nothing can be translated exactly from the comics. I've wrote MANY times that Source of Material should be used for creative ideas and NOT full adaptions.
Anyways, back to my theory.
"There's a very strong connection in the narrative between the events of the end of "Avengers" that drive this film -- and there's a very strong hand off to "Avengers 2" at the end of this movie. And Kevin Feige's whole thing is that this is the biggest bridge of all of Phase 2 movies; it really is. It does involve the most amount of Avengers of any of the films in Phase 2, and it has sort of a, you know, there's a very big shift in the universe at the end of this movie."- Joe and Anthony Russel
Finally, my theory at last has come. I believe, that Robert Redford character,Alexander Pierce, will indeed be, Ultron.
Now I know, some of you think I'm a joke, but hear me out! In the comic con footage of Captain America 2, Robert Redford character stated in the trailer,
"To build a better world sometimes means tearing the old one down"
If you know anything about Ultron, you'll know that he is always destined to create the perfect world. In his vision of course. Which is ironic because as he tries to build a better world, he destroys it more and more.
Anyways, after doing some more digging, I found another statement by Redford,
"I think a career requires a certain amount of reinvention. If you get caught in one track I think that can be dangerous. Success has a dark side to it. you want to be careful if you’ve had success at something, that you not try and follow it by just duplicating it. That’s why I’m doing this Captain America thing. I like the idea of playing a villain…I did that just because it’s a different thing for me to do.”.
Many assumed that he would be a Red Skull in disguise, but I think this is a clear pathway to him becoming Ultron.
Now I'll go back to what Joss stated, he said Ultron is something that EVOLVES.
What if in The Winter Solider, this is his first step to a better world. What if all the rouge SHIELD agents and government agents were just Ultron androids in disguise. What if by the time of Avengers 2, he will not only have evolved into a bigger, better Ultron, but he's not trying to create a better world. He's put his focus on something else...on something more. He's trying to kill our Earth's mightiest heroes!
I have this scenario in my head that in The Winter Solider, after Cap'n and maybe Widow, fury, and Falcon realize that SHIELD has gone rouge, and they shut them down not realizing that they just destroyed the first prototype of Ultron. The big reveal will come at the end, when the audience figures out who Redford character really was. Ultron turns his attention away from building a better world. He wants to kill every hero out there. After all, Ultron saw destroying the world as a good thing. The first step to a better world. He saw his actions as blessings in disguises and didn't realize they would have repercussions. But after the heroes foiled his plans, he must kill everyone one of them to make sure something like this would happen never again.
With Joss Whedon teasing death for the sequel, and even openly stated that an Avenger might be killed off, is this what Marvel has planned for Avengers: Age of Ultron?
I sure think so, but we won't know for sure until Captain America The winter Solder and Avengers 2 is released.
What do you think of my theory, is it bad? Is it good? Am I on to something? Let me know in the comments below!
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