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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Promotional Art Reveals The Vision and Ultron’s Backstory

Note: this post may contain major spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. You have been duly warned.

Christmas may have come and gone, but this new crop of Avengers: Age of Ultron promotional art is the gift that keeps on giving. Earlier today, a reddit user shared some new Avengers artwork that offers, among other things, insight into the backgrounds of both the Vision and Ultron in the form of character biographies. Be warned though — if you’re trying to go into this film unspoiled, you may not want to proceed any further.


avengers-ultron-bioThe Ultron biography confirms a long-standing theory that Tony Stark, not Hank Pym (aka Ant-Man) would be responsible for creating the James Spader-voiced murderbot, but also clues us in that the original computer program emerged from the wreckage of the Chitauri invasion of New York. Whether or not Tony will model the machine after his brainwave patterns remains to be seen, but this is bound to be a father-robot son relationship that is fraught with tension.

The Vision’s biography, however, reveals that the famous phasing Avenger won’t be Ultron’s attempt at trying to create life, but rather the product of Science Bros extraordinaire, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. There may still be attempts at Ultron trying to stoke a robot uprising, but part of me is bummed that Marvel seems to be severing a connection to one of my favorite Avengers stories of all time, “Even an Android Can Cry”.

As if this weren’t enough, the reddit user also revealed a pair of images showing the Vision phasing through a wall emblazoned with the Avengers logo and Black Widow rocking her new combat-ready power suit.


Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1, 2015.

What do you think of these revamped origins for two of the Avengers’ most enduring characters? Let us know in the comments below.

[HT: reddit]


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  1. ScarletVision says:

    Just happy to see more hero movies. I don’t mind the adaptions as I believe they add to the rich tapestry of storytelling that is the marvel universe. As a child of the late 70s- early 80s, I could only dream that one day my favorite characters would be portrayed on the silver screen in such a manner. With Avengers 2 and Guardians 2, I’m extremely happy with the latest crop of movies.

  2. Alex says:

    I wish they would just stick with how the story was in the comics.  Quit changing stuff for the movies.

    • MJB says:

      Yeah! I’m an old man and a reactionary purist, too!

    • Stan Lee says:

      You’re not entitled to anything. Things aren’t better or worse just because they’re different. Nobody owes you an exact adaptation. Vote with your wallet or STFU

  3. So…Blackwidow is now Mockingbird??

    • John says:

      No… Mockingbird is currently on the tv show Agents of SHIELD.

    • Clueless Neophyte says:

      I was thinking the same thing, Holly.  Wondering what’s up there.  Why not keep Black Widow as herself, & maybe also introduce Mockingbird as a new* character, instead of creating a kind of hybrid character?

      * New to the films, not to the Marvel media universe, as she’s already ass-kickingly appearing on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”