When they announced the title for Avengers 2 was, Avengers: Age of Ultron, of course we all assumed the story they’d be adapting would be, “Age of Ultron.” I mean, duh, right? Wrong, says Marvel Studios president, Kevin Fiege. They just like the title, thought it sounded cool, and would make for a good sequel name. Soo… no Ultron? That’s pretty weird.
Now Feature Film Casting (a legit casting news source, but an iffier source when it comes to plot details) has posted this scoop about the role of Tony Stark in Age of Ultron,
In “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Loki is gone and the new villain will be the evil robot Ultron, who has the ability to keep upgrading his own strength, making him extremely fearsome. Tony Stark/Iron Man becomes the unwitting creator of Ultron. The brother-and-sister team of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch become the seventh and eighth members of The Avengers. Quicksilver has extreme speed, while Scarlet Witch can cast spells and has telekinesis ability. Black Widow and Hawkeye will be key figures in the film.
Most of this isn’t really news, as we knew Loki won’t be involved, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are appearing, and Hawkeye and Black Widow will get to do more. But what of that bit where Tony Stark is, “the unwitting creator of Ultron”? That’s brand-fuckin’-new. And if I recall, kind of the complete opposite of how things went in the comic. Wasn’t Tony against the whole Ultron thing? That was all Hank Pym’s deal (someone we’re expected to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe very soon).
To be safe, take this with a huge grain of salt, because it could just be someone connecting dots where things aren’t meant to connect. Then again, the MCU has developed their characters in slightly different ways than their comic book counterparts, and all those autonomous suits in Iron Man 3 were very Ultron-y. What do you think? Will Stark be Ultron’s creator?