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The cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly has our first look at Ultron as he’ll appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In fact, there are multiple Ultrons, and the story confirms they were made by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) Check it out below.

Update: We’ve added a set of additional shots from EW.

Here’s the image via Entertainment Weekly.

EW Ultron

 

EW has also uploaded a set of new images, none of which show particularly groundbreaking things, but do offer a look at Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) for anyone who hadn’t seen them yet.

The attached article, which more or less just teases what’s in the magazine that’ll be out later this week, confirms some pretty big plot points regarding Age of Ultron. Here’s an excerpt:

For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.

The only problem? Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together.

“He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”

The article also says Ultron has the ability to upload himself to different places and recreate himself in multiple different forms. Some of these forms are bigger, stronger and faster than his first build.

Since the EW issue is a Comic-Con tease, I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing much more of Ultron, and probably James Spader, in Hall H next Saturday evening. Until now, we’ll keep an eye on the new EW for more information. What do you think of Ultron?

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