Who is Ultron?

Scott Iwaniec

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Don’t we all want Christmas in July? Believe it or not it exists; it’s called Comic Con San Diego. Aside from the Superman/Batman announcement, marvel had their own cards to play.

Among their biggest news includes the title for the next Avengers movie: Age of Ultron. Who is Ultron you ask? Ultron in comics is an Artificial Intelligence (A.I) created accidently by Henry Pym AKA Ant-Man. Recently in Marvel Now, a 10-issue story arc concluded, also entitled Age of Ultron. What does this title reveal about the film?

Well Thanos, the purple guy in the Avengers post-credit scene will not be the villain. Second this reveals that Ant Man, planned to be a Phase 3 character will make his first appearance in this movie. Or at least, it did until Joss Wheedon disconfirmed this idea only moments into the panel. So who creates Ultron in the movie?

A common theory going around suggests Ultron results from a corrupted J.A.R.V.I.S system taking the physical form of one of Tony Starks many suits built in Iron Man 3. Yes they were all destroyed but there could be more beneath the house still. This would make sense because we seem to be in a story arc of Tony Stark’s arrogance slowly having to realize responsibility and maturity. Having him create the villain will be a huge step in this transformation. The conclusion of Iron Man 3 also opens up this possibility, since it seems he has retired from piloting the suit, but claims he will always be Iron Man.

Could he build a suit to function without him that goes mad? The possibilities are endless. My Question is this: what does this mean for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch? For those who don’t know, Wheedon controversially revealed before Comic Con that these two characters will play a prominent and villainous role in the upcoming film. With scarlet witch having extraordinary powers, how will she be deflated by Ultron now being the primary villain? Scarlet witch can have a movie all to herself with her role in shaping the current comic universe. Of course they don’t need to go straight from the book, but why use someone with such an incredible potential as a side character? Only time will tell.

For more talk about the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver’s roles, stay tuned for next week issue where I will help you to understand the controversy and confusion of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.