Potential spoilers surrounding Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron are the buzz this week. One of the biggest questions is the origin of Ultron since Hank Pym (Ant-Man, and Ultron’s creator) is confirmed not to appear in this latest installment in the Marvel Comics Avengers franchise.
Fans have been speculating that JARVIS, Tony Stark’s personal A.I. creation and valet would be the likely candidate for Ultron in this new origin story for the movie. With the animatics that were just released last week adding fuel to the fire, a source at Disney offered a bit of insight by saying,
“That’s the plan so far from what I’ve heard. Obvious, isn’t it?”
The unnamed source then went on to say of Paul Bettany’s (the voice of JARVIS) return and possibly dual role casting,
“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.”
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated for a summer 2015 release.