With Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON set to be released globally in May (us lucky UK folks get the film in late April), the studio has released some new promo art for its AVENGERS ASSEMBLE sequel. Whilst there’s a lot of stuff that we’ve seen before, we do get a bit more information on the origins of Vision and the villainous Ultron.
In case you’ve misplaced your ‘readers’, the blurb on Vision’s origins reads:
“Programmed by the combined geniuses of Tony Stark & Bruce Banner and imparted with the ability to fly, project intense energy beams and change the density of his form, the Vision has proved himself a worthy hero, aiding the Avengers in their struggle against the evil A.I. Ultron.”
As for Ultron’s story, that reads:
“First discovered as a simple computer program hidden amongst the ruins of the Chitauri invasion of New York, the being known as Ultron soon completed its development into a sophisticated artificial intelligence after some experimentation by Tony Stark. Ultron’s first shocking ultimatum upon gaining consciousness was to declare the human race its enemy. Setting out to exterminate all life on the planet, the unstable and emotional Ultron seeks to upgrade its mechanical body to an ultimate, unstoppable form. With an army of robotic drones and the ability to enter and corrupt any computer network, Ultron will stop at nothing to see humanity wiped out.”
After the above shots were released, ever further new images surfaced online, as below:
The official word on AGE OF ULTRON itself reads:
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
To be directed by Joss Whedon, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renny, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgard, Thomas Kretschmann, and James Spader.
Whilst global audiences will receive the film on May 1st, the UK sees AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON released on April 24th.
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