Joss Whedon Says He’s Depowering Ultron Slightly For The Avengers Sequel


avengers age of ultron bannerJoss Whedon surprised fans when he strolled out onto the Comic-Con stage to announce that The Avengers sequel would be subtitled Age of Ultron. Fans were deflated somewhat when the next day the director revealed that Hank Pym wouldn’t be involved with the villainous A.I.’s creation. Since then it has been pretty quiet on the Ultron front. Today EW have teased a section of their extensive chat with the director coming up in the latest issue of their magazine hitting later this week. Whedon says that he loves Ultron, but he’s going to have to scale his powers back a little.

Ultron‘s abilities have changed and evolved with each upgrade over the course of his comic book history, but he usually has super-human strength, speed, stamina, flight, mind control, coma ray, and genius intellect. He’s a pretty formidable opponent. Whedon says he has to scale down his power levels a little so everyone doesn’t become “magic

I knew right away what I wanted to do with him. 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 [a new character, Scarlet Witch] who’s a witch. As a character I love [Ultron] because he’s so pissed off.

This makes sense on a storytelling level when it comes to the films. Hulk and Thor are strong in their movies, but they have bee scaled back from their comic book counterparts. Could you imagine Thor with the Odinforce in a movie? There would be very few villains that could even attempt to challenge him. Whedon is definitely riling fans up with his Ultron comments, but I think everyone still trusts him for the most part. What do you think about Ultron’s power set getting scaled back for Avengers: Age of Ultron?

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Source : EW