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After “Thor 2,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” our superheroes are pretty much in retirement mode.
Thor has given up his right as the leader of Asgard, Captain America has gone off in a search of his friend Bucky, and Tony Stark rid of all his Iron Man suits.
According to EW, the Avengers team now wants someone — or something — else to take the lead when it comes to fighting off villains.
Enter Ultron, a drone that was originally built by Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) in the comics back in 1968. This time; however, he’ll be built by Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) as a means of protection gone awry.
“The ‘Avengers’ sequel begins with Stark’s latest plan to fix the world: Ultron will be an all-seeing, all-knowing captain of the Iron Legion, a planetary force of robotic beat cops that resemble blue-and-white versions of the Iron Man suit but have no human core … If it all works out, the superheroes can just sit back. It does not work out.
“In a bid to give his creation a dose of humanity, Stark programs Ultron (James Spader) with elements of his own personality—which proves to be Mistake No. 1 … It seems our new robot overlord is an absolutist with all of Stark’s cynicism but none of his kindness.”
As you could imagine, eventually, Ultron will go rogue and announce a plan to “bring peace” to Earth by ridding of the entire human race.
How J.A.R.V.I.S., who has been voiced by Paul Bettany up until this point, will appear in the film:
Bettany, who has been voicing Stark’s A.I. system J.A.R.V.I.S. up until this point on screen, will finally appear in human form in the “Avengers” sequel.
However, Bettany was cast as The Vision, described by EW as a “synthetic, superpowered human designed by Ultron.”
What does this mean for Jarvis? Fans can probably put two and two together and imagine that J.A.R.V.I.S. will be transformed into The Vision.
It is thought that: We’re thinking Ultron will manipulate the A.I. system into working against the Avengers team by offering him the gift of life — something Stark didn’t do for his beloved J.A.R.V.I.S. (Vision is used in a similar way in the comics.)
The movie rocked, but there really hasn’t been a great story in comic book form that has come out yet, until this one.
Tony Stark is an older man. He is in his late seventies and it would seem that the damage to his nervous system has finally caught up with him. Tony has trouble keeping a steady hand and at times can thinking clearly and quickly enough either.
Tony is looking for the next generation of Iron Man because he just can’t do it any more. It would seem that Tony has come to terms with being old and deciding how and who should carry on the Iron Man legacy. It’s an exploration of Stark and his triumphs as well as his demons.
It was good to see Layton back on an Iron Man story.
Do you notice any similarities?
Courtship of Eddie’s father, The Leader, Nick Fury, Stark Enterprises, Tony Stark, A-Bomb, Stan Lee, Louis Jude Ferrigno, Dr. Samson…
The theater was filled more than Iron Man, but it wasn’t summer vacation yet..
In an obvious shout-out to the hardcore comic book fans, ComicBookMovie has learned that the indestructible disc of Captain America can be seen in Tony Stark’s lab!
Entertainment Weekly caught up with both Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau after the box office figures for Iron Man started coming in. They asked both about Iron Man 2, coming to theaters on April 30, 2010.
Here’s a clip from the Downey Jr. interview, which you can read in full here:
When you were brainstorming with Jon Favreau, what were the elements that you wanted to bring to the next Iron Man movie?
There’s this idea of Terrence [Howard] putting on a suit and coming back as War Machine, who is pretty iconic in the Iron Man and Marvel universe. Just seeing where it can all go, but grounding it in a very modern mythology. I see it as greatest dysfunctional family story ever told…. In The New York Post a couple days ago, [there was a cartoon] of Iron Man suited up, and he’s telling the governor even his super-powers can’t get him out of the budget problem. That was what Jon was hoping for and excited to see the most, the idea that Tony Stark and Iron Man can become part of the cultural fabric. When we heard posters were being defaced to promote political or social ideas, he just got such a hoot out of that.