Ever since the news hit that the second Avengers film would carry the title Age of Ultron, speculation has be rampant as to how exactly Joss Whedon plans on putting it all together. He’s already admitted to a divergence from the original Ultron origin story, so people are naturally wondering how the metal menace is going to make his first appearance and thus become the primary villain. One site, Unleash the Fanboy, thinks they know the answer. By using some leaked animated storyboards from the original Avengers, one in particular of an alternate scene, they theorize that it will be Tony Stark’s A.I. creation, J.A.R.V.I.S. that will be taking on the role of Ultron. Check out the storyboard below:
Combined with the rumors that Tony Stark will be involved in Ultron’s creation, the numbers seem to add up. Furthermore, the folks at Unleash the Fanboy claim an inside source with Disney who had this to say about the possibility of J.A.R.V.I.S. as Ultron:
That’s the plan so far from what I’ve heard. Obvious, isn’t it?
And as far as Paul Bettany’s further involvement in the new Avengers flick is concerned, the “source” had this to say:
He’s returning, but I’m not sure if they’re doing motion capture with him, or if they’ll use someone else. Since he’s only done voiceovers, the contract is new.
You can head over to Unleash the Fanboy to read more about what they had to say regarding their J.A.R.V.I.S. is Ultron theory.
Thanks to Unleash the Fanboy for the rumor.