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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Ant-Man, Villains, AVENGERS 2 Title Revealed

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The Avengers sequel titled The Avengers Age of Ultron, Villains, and Ant-Man‘s Inclusion Revealed. The official title for The Avengers 2 will be The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and was announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. As was stated here: The Avengers (2012): Ending Explained, The Avengers 2 Plot Details, it was assumed that Thanos would be the main villain of The Avengers 2, especially when you keep the first ending credits scene for The Avengers in mind.

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It seems that assumption will not come to fruition, at least not in The Avengers 2. Joss Whedon is still directing the film regardless and Robert Downey Jr has already signed on to appear in the film.

The plot line of the comic book Age of Ultron:

For years, the Marvel Universe has lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its greatest desire: to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth. That day has arrived! The impossible has happened and Ultron rules the planet! And as the few super hero survivors that remain try desperately to stay alive, Luke Cage learns the staggering secret of Ultron’s victory. As a near-broken Captain America leads a ragtag counterattack, Wolverine makes a controversial and desperate decision – that creates an all-new Marvel Universe! But can even this rash act defeat Ultron? The event of the year has arrived!

On Ultron background:

the character is identified as Ultron-5, the living automaton…In Avengers 57 – 58 (Oct-Nov. 1968) in a flashback sequence it is revealed that Ultron is the creator of the “synthezoid” the Vision, whom it tries to use as a weapon to destroy the Avengers. The Vision, however, destroys Ultron with the aid of the Avengers, similar to Wonder Man, whose brain patterns he was given.

Further flashbacks reveal that he is the creation of Henry Pym, and based on Pym’s brain patterns. The robot gradually developed its own intelligence and rebelled, and almost immediately suffers from an Oedipus Complex, whereby it feels irrational hatred for his “father” Hank, and demonstrates an interest in Hank’s lover Janet van Dyne, the Wasp. Rebuilding itself, learning how to turn itself on, and upgrading five times, Ultron then hypnotizes Pym and brainwashes him into forgetting that the robot had ever existed.

The character’s next appearance is in Avengers #66 – 68 (July – Sept. 1969), where the character, now referring to itself as Ultron-6, uses the fictional alloy adamantium to upgrade his body to an almost indestructible state. Taking the name Ultimate Ultron, its plans to destroy humanity are again thwarted by the Avengers.

The incarnation of Ultron in Avengers: The Age of Ultron will not feature Hank Pym as his creator (damn). Joss Whedon had this to say about the storyline and its changes:

Well, because there was a book called ‘Age of Ultron’ quite recently, a lot of people have assumed that is what we’re doing, but that is not the case. We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. We’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside.

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.

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On Ultron’s abilities and attributes:

The visual appearance and powers of the character have varied, but common powers include superhuman levels of strength, speed, stamina, durability, and reflexes; flight at subsonic speeds; and various offensive weapons such as concussive blasts of energy fired from its optical sensors and hands, and an “encephalo-ray”, which places victims into a deathlike coma. The latter ray also allows Ultron to mesmerize and mind-control victims, or implant subliminal hypnotic commands within their minds to be enacted at a later time. Ultron also has the ability to convert electromagnetic radiation into electrical energy for use or storage. Ultron has a genius intellect, a capacity for creative intelligence and self-repair, superhuman cybernetic analytical capabilities, and the ability to process information and make calculations with superhuman speed and accuracy. The character is an expert roboticist and strategist.

Ultron’s outer armor is usually composed of primarily adamantium, which is almost completely impervious to damage. (The first use of the term “adamantium” in Marvel Comics was made in reference to Ultron in Avengers #66, published in July 1969). Most Ultron units are powered by a small internal nuclear furnace and incorporate a “program transmitter” which can beam part or all of Ultron’s memory/personality system into other computer systems or duplicate robotic bodies. Ultron can also control other machines remotely.

Leave your thoughts on The Avengers: Age of Ultron, its villains, and Ant-Man’s exclusion in the comments section below. For more The Avengers: Age of Ultron photos, videos, and information, visit our The Avengers Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, or “like” us on FacebookThe Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in US theaters through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on May 1, 2015.

Source: Deadline, Collider, Firstshowing, Wikipedia


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