It’s been far too long a wait for this.
The Avengers was in 2012. And in the past two years, details have been oh so painfully slim regarding news of the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
But those days of slim sequel news are at an end. Look below, and glimpse the glory that is Ultron, the menacing robot megalomaniac that will be trying to murder your favorite superheroes next summer.
Ultron, if you weren’t aware, is a long-time villain of The Avengers- a robot that housed all the unpleasant parts of Ant-Man’s psyche, and really, really wants to rule all of Earth.
Ant-Man, however, is not in Avengers: Age of Ultron. But the same magazine sporting that super neat-o cover has details on just how he’ll come about.
Iron Man 3 ended with Tony Stark wanting to be Iron Man, but also not really wanting to be Iron Man. In the next Avengers film, he’ll develop the Iron Legion, a worldwide peace corps of flying Iron Man-like suits that can patrol the entire globe and usher in world peace (hint: they’re also the blue bots in the magazine cover background).
But things go awry, and the peace force realizes that the surest way to world peace is to kill all humans. No more human conflict, right?
In theory it sounds great (not really), but in practice it means Ultron and the Avengers will have to go mano-a-mano for about two hours and change. The Entertainment Weekly article this stuff all stems from also happens to include some details about the film’s first big Ultron fight sequence, which will see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes having a cocktail party, only to be interrupted by a flying robot army.
The army is easily dispatched (in the comics, Ultron’s biggest advantage was his ability to continually upgrade himself), and it ends with this angry robot tirade.
“I know you’re ‘good’ people. I know you mean well… but you just didn’t think it through… There is only one path to peace… your extermination.”
Imagine that, but more robot-like.
Expect so much more Avengers: Age of Ultron news when Comic-Con rolls in at the end of July. Oh, and for more details (and photos, although there’s nothing really as interesting as the cover at the top of the article), check it out over at Entertainment Weekly.
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