More Avengers: Age of Ultron Plot Details

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Thanks to Entertainment Weekly‘s recent magazine coverage of Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron, more and more information about the closely guarded plot has emerged. Joss Whedon spoke about the Big Bad and title character of the film, Ultron (James Spader), as well as those characters who will be fighting on his side. Spoilers ahead!

EW Avengers Age of Ultron cover featuring Ultron, Iron Man, and Captain AmericaFirst of all, who is Ultron? In the movie, Ultron was created as a force for protecting the world by Tony Stark. It was a way for Tony to give up his duties as Iron Man and let Ultron take over the whole saving the world business. But Ultron is an absolutist and sees humans as the greatest threat to this world, thus turning on his creator and everyone else. Joining “Team Ultron,” as Whedon calls it, are newcomers Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), her twin brother Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and the synthetic humanoid Vision (Paul Bettany). Here’s what Joss had to say about the bad guys for the sequel:

[Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Vision are] on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of a sudden they’re dealing with powers that they’re not used to.

With the Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody, and now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot [Ultron] who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it’s a darker, weirder, tougher world that they’re living in.

The details on Vision are still scant, and he’s the only one of the new characters that we haven’t seen any pictures of. As for whether or not he has a connection with JARVIS, Tony’s A.I., who is also voiced by Paul Bettany, all we have is Whedon saying, “It’s not coincidence.” That leads us to assume there is some connection there, though just how much we have yet to learn.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released May 1, 2015. What do you think about these latest details? Any theories? Sound off in the comments!