In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a lot of hullabaloo on the interwebs right now regarding a certain Mr. Ultron, the “misanthropic” baddie seen threatening to murder all of humanity while imitating James Spader during the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. We see him in several forms during the clip, but his final iconic metal look was only teased until a convincing piece of concept art began making its rounds around the web today. Check it out below and see if you think it’s legit, and compare it to the shots of Ultron in our 75 trailer screengrabs below the image.
If anything, this concept art makes Ultron look like the bastard son of a discarded Iron Man suit and a T-800 endoskeleton from The Terminator. That is to say, it looks AWESOME. You might remember a quick shot of Ultron’s hand being coated in a fiery gooey substance, which many have speculated to be vibranium, that indestructible metal from the Marvel Universe, hence Ultron being able to crack Captain America’s shield.
This all might be thanks to the metallurgical skills of a guy named Ulysses Klaw, who is the #1 speculation of who Andy Serkis might be playing, mostly based on that Amish-looking beard he has in the teaser. In the comics, Klaw is obsessed with finding vibranium, and will eventually become a main villain of Black Panther.
Marvel?s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the big screen on May 1, 2015.