Back at San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that the big Avengers sequel baddie would be Ultron - hence, Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It wasn't long after that that it was revealed that Ultron's origin would be modified for the movie universe and Hank Pym, Ant Man, would not be Ultron's creators but instead Tony Stark.
This immediately got my gears turning with theories. The one that always made sense to me is this:
In Iron Man 3 we are introduced to an Iron Man suit that doesn't need Tony in it to operate - Tony can operate it remotely. Already established in the Iron Man movie universe is the artificial intelligence that serves as Tony's assistant known as JARVIS, who we already know can take control of the Iron Man suits. So perhaps Tony builds a suit specifically for JARVIS to inhabit? Perhaps JARVIS just decides to take control of a suit for other reasons? Or maybe JARVIS makes his own "suit" (ala Ultron form) to gain a physical presence to pursue his own goals?
These were my immediate thoughts on how Ultron would come about in the Avengers sequel, and according to UnleashTheFanboy.com, this just might be the case.
Well, that’s what we’ve theorized . . . but we couldn’t get anyone involved in the project to confirm it… not until our usually tight lipped friend at Disney decided to chime in.
When we asked if JARVIS, or a form of the AI software, would become Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron, our source said:
"That’s the plan so far from what I’ve heard. Obvious, isn’t it?"
And since Paul Bettany has portrayed JARVIS in every Marvel Studios film since the cinematic universe’s creation, we asked our source if the thespian would return for a proper physical role, instead of just the voiceover:
"He’s returning, but I’m not sure if they’re doing motion capture with him, or if they’ll use someone else. Since he’s only done voiceovers, the contract is new."
Unleash the Fanboy also has some interesting ideas about Paul Bettany portaying Ultron and Vision that I don't believe are completely out of the realm of possibilities and worth considering.
As always, take this as just a rumor until we hear it straight from the proverbial horse's mouth. But I know I'm not the only one who theorized this right out of the gate, and to me it seems like the logical origin for the Marvel Movie Universe version of Ultron. We'll just have to wait and see.