Joss Whedon Discusses Ultron’s Abilities in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ultron may be an all-powerful villain in the comics, but Joss Whedon told fans that he wouldn’t be invincible like the source material. Whedon says there will be some limits to his abilities in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In an interview with Empire, Joss Whedon was asked which powers he chose for Ultron and which of them didn’t make it to the screen.
The powers in comic books – they’re always like, ‘And then I can reverse the polarity of your ions!’ – well, we have to ground things a lot more. With Ultron, we have to make him slightly less omnipotent because he’d win. Bottom line. Also, having weaknesses and needs and foibles and alliances and actually caring what people think of him, all these things, are what make him a character and not just a tidal wave. A movie about a tidal wave can be great, but it’s different than a conflict between one side and the other.
The director also adds how Ultron will be portrayed in the film.
When Ultron speaks, he has a point. He is really not on top of the fact that the point he’s making has nothing to do with the fact that he’s banoonoos. And that he hates the Avengers for bringing him into this world, and he can’t really articulate that or even understand how much he hates humanity. He thinks he’s all that. That guy is very fun to write. He combines all the iconic stuff. The powers he has are slightly different – he can control certain things, he’s not just firing repulsors.
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