Character origins revealed for Ultron and The Vision

Some new plot details have emerged concerning Avengers: Age Of Ultron, in the form of a pair of character synopses for Ultron and The Vision, lifted from some action figure packaging and uploaded to Reddit.

The two biographies outline both characters’ origin stories, so if you’re looking to go into the new film completely spoiler-free, we’d advise skipping the following character blurbs…

“First discovered as a simple computer program hidden among the ruins of the Chitauri invasion of New York, the being known as Ultron soon completed its development into a sophisticated artificial intelligence after some experimentation by Tony Stark,” begins Ultron’s bio.

“Ultron’s first shocking ultimatum upon gaining consciousness was to declare the human race its enemy. Setting out to exterminate all life on the planet, the unstable and emotional Ultron seeks to upgrade its mechanical body to an ultimate, unstoppable form.”

“With an army of robotic drones and the ability to enter and corrupt any computer network, Ultron will stop at nothing to see humanity wiped out.” Not a nice chap, then. But what of The Vision…?

“Programmed by the combined geniuses of Tony Stark & Bruce Banner and imparted with the ability to fly, project intense energy beams and change the density of his form, the Vision has proved himself a worthy hero, aiding the Avengers in their struggle against the evil A.I. Ultron.”

We’ll see both of Stark’s creations in action when the film opens in the UK on 24 April 2015, and the US on 1 May 2015.

George Wales

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