July 16, 2014

Behold ULTRON, The Avengers' Latest Nemesis!

Guardians Of The Galaxy hits theaters in just over two weeks, and after that it's a loooooooong wait until Marvel returns with Avengers: Age Of Ultron.  Today we get our first look at the eponymous villain courtesy of this upcoming Entertainment Weekly cover.  We can also see Ultron's army of drones, the latest incarnation of the Iron Man armor and Captain America's newly modified costume.  EW also managed the feed this image into their Obvious Pun Generator, giving us the weird Mr. Roboto joke shoved off into the corner.

If you click over to the article you'll also get some extremely mild spoilers as to Ultron's origins and character motivations, but it's all basic first act stuff.  (UPDATE: There are also 8 photos, including a look at Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver plus the Avengers partying after a hard day's work!  I should have noticed it earlier, but EW's layout is nonsensical at best.)  Ultron's character design sticks pretty close to the comics, so new real surprises there.  All we need now is to hear James Spader's dulcet tones emanating from his mechanical maw.  By my count, this leaves Paul Bettany's The Vision as the only major known character yet to be revealed.  Hopefully they stick with his super colorful getup which, in case you're unfamiliar, looks like this:

Expect Marvel to unleash the first footage of the film at next week's San Diego Comic Con.  If they're feeling  particularly magnanimous, the rest of us might get to see it too.

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