COMIC-CON 2013: Ultron Will Get A New Origin Story in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Hank Pym, also known as Ant-Man, will no longer be the creator of Ultron in this version of the story.
Hank Pym is no longer the creator of Ultron in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Hank Pym is no longer the creator of Ultron in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel shook the fanboy world yesterday afternoon when writer/director Joss Whedon announced Marvel's The Avengers sequel would officially be titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron. He has now revealed some information about the story.

Ultron will get an entirely new origin story in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In the Marvel comic books, Ultron is considered to be one of the greatest creations of scientist Henry Pym, a.k.a Ant-Man. The sentient robot is dedicated to eradicating the human race once and for all. The robot's violent tendencies are said to spring from both Pym's intellect and mental instability. The character is the subject of a recent 10-issue limited series that envisions a future where Ultron has layed earth to ruins and has forced all of the superheroes underground.

In The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hank is no longer the creator of Ultron.

"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."


It has been speculated that Tony Stark might be the creator of Ultron. Joss Whedon continued to explain.

"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."


When asked about the scale of the movie, the director had this to say.

"It's very much a global Avengers film. A lot of the movie has to do with their place not just in America, but the world. Part of the fun for me, definitely this time around, is writing Hawkeye. He did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly for most of the movie so now it's nice to actually have the character there and see him interact with the other guys."

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.


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  1. Brizzy

    @therealGoku THAT I agree on. It sucked balls deep.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  2. Superman81

    I dont like this but I know movies are using comic book stories to fuel their scripts but in the end the movieverse is going to be seperate from the comics. WE will always have the comics but movies are telling their own story. I hate the idea of Stark making Ultron though.

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  3. Sean

    Sounds good to me.

    @Zak-Lee-Ferguson I thought his role as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters was a better role for him then his role as Hawkeye in The avengers movie.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. The Real Goku

    @Brizzy wtf are you talking about?? Lol the main element of bane was taken away which is the venom and he wasn't originally tied to the league of assassins. But the end result was decent. Iron man 3 was horrible IMO

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  5. Brizzy

    @therealGoku Really? I presume that you know how Iron Man 3 butchered the Mandarin, then you'd understand where I'm coming from. Nolan's Bane was still the super-intelligent juggernaut from the comics, was born and raised in a hellish prison, had ties to Ra's Al Ghul and Talia Al Ghul, deduced Batman's identity and even broke his back.. IMO that's as faithful as he could get.
    Don't pretend like you know a damn thing about his origins.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  6. Bane5000

    @Zak-Lee-Ferguson ...I think Rennner is ok for the role of Hawkeye, but they can get someone better...I always thought Jensen Ackles would be an awesome Hawkeye, I think he'd be perfect for Cyclops as well

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  7. Brizzy

    And also, ditch hawkeye. It seems like you can't do the character justice, so just leave him the f*ck alone instead of sh*tting all over him.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  8. Brizzy

    Is this for real? I mean for real real? What the actual f*ck are they doing, do they even care anymore?

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  9. Bane5000

    U know they're gonna go with Tony Stark as the creator of Ultron...he already did make a sentient armor in IM3, that will probably be the basis for Ultron.

    Does anyone else think this is the role Vin Diesel had the meeting for?...Maybe hes gonna be voicing Ultron?

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  10. aoshi

    @Joshua-Hollaway they don't even have to make an Ant Man movie before this, it's a perfect way to introduce Hank Pym and have the solo movie come later.

    1 year agoby @aoshiFlag

  11. Gandoff

    Well, we all thought they would not be this stupid. But to change the origin of a key Avenger's Villain, only leads me to believe that they are forcing things more and more due to Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.s success leading to Avengers.

    1 year agoby @gandoffFlag

  12. Joshua Hollaway

    WoW..This is stupid..would it have been so hard to make an Ant-Man movie before AV2? I mean seriously..yoou squeezed a sequel to every other movie..but you can't make an Ant-man movie, just so you can make the origin the way it should be? First IM3, now this. SMH

    1 year agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  13. Zak Lee Ferguson

    But we dont want Hawkeye, i'm sorry but Renner is a boring wooden jowled actor....what an interesting feature, to see The Avengers hide out, and jot down ideas!

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  14. The Real Goku

    Tony Stark creator of Ultron.....???? -____- way to f*ck it up lol. I'm sure the movie will still be entertaining but this sounds weird. But I suppose if Nolan can pull off his version of bane this can be done too

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  15. the Narrator

    Stark might make it, something I really hope doesn't happen though could work, or S.H.I.E.L.D. might make it with a combination of the materials and knowledge they've gained from the tesseract and chitauri. I'm not saying Whedon can't make this work... I'm saying I don't want him to. Hank Pym is a fantastically flawed character and it's his brilliant and off kilter mind that creates the tragic mech-God that is Ultron. Why change that for a simple story-line that you could have waited a few films on? Sounds pretty lazy to me, and if Stark is truly it's creator, then it'll be past lazy - it'll be catering purely to the new fans of IM, and once again the Avengers will be Iron Man and friends.

    1 year agoby @narratorFlag

  16. Hideki Ryuga

    So its all about Tony Stark
    how disappoint

    1 year agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  17. moviemouse

    I heard Tony stark might be the creator of ultron

    1 year agoby @moviemouseFlag