Just mere /ultron-revealed-in-avengers-age-of-ultron-ew-magazine-cover/minutes ago, EW teased its upcoming Comic-Con 2014 issue with a first look at Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Captain America, flanked by Marvel's latest villain Ultron. This magazine cover is now accompanied by the photos that will be included inside the issue, offering our first official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Here, we see twin miracles Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, after already being introudced to them via set photos earlier in the year. Not only do we get a peek at Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen in costume, we also get our first look at returning cast members Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), best pals Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans (Thor and Captain America), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and Don Cheadle (Iron Patriot). We also get a nice shot of the Science Bros. hard at work (Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo). There is also a neat photo of all the Avengers costumes lined up in the closet, and we get to see director Joss Whedon working with Elizabeth Olsen on the set.
Avengers: Age of Ultron begins with our core group of superheroes tired from their previous solo adventures, and they now live in a world where S.H.I.E.L.D. has been destroyed. A new menace looms in the shadows, one that could destroy the earth with its bare hands. Meet Ultron, the latest big, bad Marvel villain.
Tony Stark has created Ultron so that he can take a much needed break, along with the rest of the Avengers. Ultron is a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark's Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers. But there is no human emotion hiding inside of him, which causes some problems. After taking inventory, he realizes that his world would be much better if he eradicated the human race.
Ultron is not just a robot, but also a program capable of uploading himself and disappearing not just into the clouds but also The Cloud, and he can rebuild himself, taking on stronger physical forms each time he is seemingly defeated. Will the Avengers be able to defeat him in Avengers: Age of Ultron?