In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel consultant and Geek God Joss Whedon discussed the changes that he’ll be making with regard to the Avengers sequel’s version of the rogue robot villain, Ultron. The discussion is very timely, as it has recently been reported that the robot won’t be in the upcoming Ant Man movie (which means the origin may change, and that he’s no longer a Hank Pym creation).
“I knew right away what I wanted to do with him,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. “He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy.
“He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we’ll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone who’s a witch.”
One thing worth pointing out is that people shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss Hank Pym’s role in Ultron’s creation. It makes sense to think that they’ll somehow just use Tony Stark in place of Pym, but for all we know, Ultron may appear out of the blue and they’ll just track his origins back to Pym.