AVENGERS Villain Ultron May Make His Long-Awaited Return In Upcoming Live-Action Movie Or TV Show

AVENGERS Villain Ultron May Make His Long-Awaited Return In Upcoming Live-Action Movie Or TV Show

It's been more than seven years since we last saw Ultron in live-action, but a new report suggests Marvel Studios may finally be looking to revisit the villainous android in an upcoming movie or TV show.

By JoshWilding - Nov 28, 2022 03:11 PM EST
Filed Under: Avengers
Source: The Cosmic Circus

Avengers: Age of Ultron saw Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to war with a rogue A.I. created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. While there were some key differences in how his story played out on the page, Ultron would eventually create The Vision and destroy Sokovia, leading to the events of Captain America: Civil War.

While The Vision is thought to have destroyed the final remnants of Ultron, we never saw him die, and it's long been theorised that he found a way to survive (potentially inside his "son"). 

Now, The Cosmic Circus is reporting that, "According to one of our sources, the Ultron A.I. was not destroyed in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and remnants of the Ultron A.I. are still active but 'dormant.'"

What does this mean for the MCU moving forward? They don't know, but we can probably hazard a guess when it comes to when and where Ultron might return. Armor Wars is one strong possibility considering the fact the villain has ties to Iron Man, while Vision Quest seems highly probable as it will deal with White Vision's place in the MCU as he looks to find himself. 

That would almost certainly involve exploring his past as the original vessel for Ultron, though the Wonder Man Disney+ series also seems likely given Simon Williams' own ties to the villain. 

Marvel Studios has never truly forgotten about Ultron, using him as a big bad in What If...? and in theme park rides such as "Avengers: Quantum Encounter." James Spader played the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, though Ross Marquand has since lent his voice to the android. 

We most recently saw Ultron in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when some of his drones apprehended Stephen Strange on behalf of The Illuminati.

Where would you like to see Ultron make his MCU return?

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smell - 11/28/2022, 3:15 PM
Wow, wow.

In other news water wet.
SonOfAGif - 11/28/2022, 3:15 PM
It would make sense for Vision Quest with him seeking out or discovering Ultron still exists and Vision trying to understand why Ultron went rogue and why he wanted to dominate humanity. But Ultron would manipulate White Vision with the goal to take over his body.
Deklipz - 11/28/2022, 4:45 PM
@SonOfAGif - I wouldn’t mind this. Kind of a twisted mentor/mentee journey told completely within White Visions mind. He could find and connect to the ultron AI and go on a quest to sort out what happened. Ultron convinces him that he was wronged and manipulates vision into giving him control whil on the outside whoever is trying to locate vision gets there at the last minute only to find Ultron/vision coming online. Good stuff.
SonOfAGif - 11/28/2022, 6:06 PM
@Deklipz - It would make for an interesting twist if Ultron also uploads an emergency backup within White Vision during their battle and leaves the door open for him to return again the moment Vision gets plugged into something or near something that Ultron can upload itself onto.
StSteven - 11/28/2022, 6:47 PM
@SonOfAGif @Deklipz - I am totally down for this idea and it would make perfect sense for "Vision Quest" just based on the implications of the title alone. OF COURSE White Vision now having OG Vision's memories would want to figure out who he is, and OF COURSE that would involve Ultron, which would obviously open the door to Ultron coming back in some form. I would imagine that it would ultimately involve a struggle between Vision and Ultron for control of Vision's body so that Ultron could be "reborn" in the body he originally built for himself, with Vision winning and thinking that he eradicated Ultron BUT we see in a post-credits scene that Ultron is still functional (and shows up on someone's laptop or Echo or something - like how cool would it be to have a stinger with Kevin Bacon asking Alexa what the weather is going to be and have it reply in Spader's voice?). Add in Vision resurrecting Wanda who in turn brings back the boys.. Maybe they end it with the whole family going off to live in the suburbs for real this time (well, for now anyway) and you've got one hell of a show in my opinion.
SonOfAGif - 11/28/2022, 9:01 PM
@StSteven - It could work well. I think even having Ultron sort of pull the strings behind the scenes for future movies and eventually building a new body at Pym Technologies would be a fun call back to the comics. We could get a more comic accurate looking Ultron and he kills Hank Pym and steals Pym Particles. And with him having access to the media after his demise he discovers what The Avengers did in Endgame and wants to use Kang's Time Chair to go back in time and accomplish his mission in Age of Ultron. That could be a fun Marvel Special Presentation movie with a different Avengers team battling Ultron through the Quantum Realm preventing him from reaching 2015 to assist his past self in killing the original Avengers.
StSteven - 11/28/2022, 10:38 PM
@SonOfAGif - Those are some excellent ideas and I will take them a step further: so what if (pun intended) during the course of "Vision Quest" Vision is exploring Ultron's memories and we see through flashbacks that Ultron WAS in fact originally conceived by Hank Pym and Howard Stark back in the 70's or whenever, but after they developed the original AI it was shelved by SHIELD (made dormant) for being too potentially dangerous
and was one of the reasons that Pym left SHIELD. Flash forward, and you have a scene from AoU where Tony mentions to Bruce that "This is something my old man developed back in the day. Might help us jumpstart this Ultron project." BAM! That's all you need to finally restore peace to the CBM universe regarding this plot point once and for all. But what do I know? I guess a boy can dream...
SonOfAGif - 11/29/2022, 12:13 AM
@StSteven - That would be an interesting way to tie it to Pym. Or they could tie it to him as well with White Vision digging deeper into Ultron's mainframe and discovering that most of Ultron's hate came from the SHIELD files of Hank Pym and his discoveries of specific politicians, scientists, Hydra operatives, and SHIELD agents. Ultron learned a lot about humanity through Hank Pym and he saw that Hank became a bitter old man because of the truths he discovered and being turned away and betrayed by his colleagues. Ultron wanted to become the opposite. Reset humanity and start new. Ultron saw that the corruption of mankind ran deeper than the internet and hate groups like Hydra and others. So to defeat them all before they continued to grow. He wanted to make mankind extinct.
StSteven - 11/29/2022, 2:05 PM
@SonOfAGif - Oooo, yeah that's good. Then it can be truly said that Pym "created" Ultron in the sense that it was Pym's files and consequential attitude that resulted in Ultron becoming "evil" and wanting/trying to make mankind extinct in "AoU". AND, if they do bring back Ultron in another project, it could ultimately be Pym who has to stop him as his "real" father (assuming that they don't kill off his character any time soon).

Why the hell are we not in a writers room somewhere working on this for Marvel? I've got some PTO I can burn 😊.
Matchesz - 11/28/2022, 3:16 PM
I can already see it, they’re going to make him a good guy and double down on the omelet jokes
Razorface1 - 11/28/2022, 3:54 PM
@Matchesz - You mean like Loki or Abomination? I can see that.
SonOfAGif - 11/28/2022, 3:55 PM
@Matchesz - I don't think they can. Ultron was just naturally bad. His algorithm and mainframe was driven by destruction. From a continuity standpoint, Vision was the only good in him because the rest wasn't uploaded. Jarvis filled in the rest.
Origame - 11/29/2022, 10:19 AM
@SonOfAGif - not really. What is good or bad when it comes to a machine? It's the classic rogue ai story. He was programmed to protect the earth. Well, what is the greatest threat to earth from his perspective? Humans.
SonOfAGif - 11/29/2022, 11:15 AM
@Origame - That's an interesting question. Because Ultron believed it was good but it point the finger at The Avengers and others for being bad. So it understood the concept but saw itself far more superior to mankind that it couldn't have possibly been the bad one.
Origame - 11/29/2022, 11:31 AM
@SonOfAGif - thats part of it too. He wanted the slate wiped clean and replaced with his robots.
SonOfAGif - 11/29/2022, 12:28 PM
@Origame - And the irony was he was no different than Hydra and any other hate group or rich individual he hated so much.
TheWalkingCuban - 11/28/2022, 3:16 PM
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