Nerd Editorial: Ultron DOES have strings, and they’re pulled by Joss Whedon

So Joss Whedon finally came out and started talking about Ultron in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron film coming out in May. You can find a link to an interview here (http://geektyrant.com/news/joss-whedon-discusses-ultrons-powers-in-avengers-age-of-ultron) where Whedon talks about how he had to play with Ultrons powers to make sure that the general audience could understand Ultrons power. For those unaware, according to comic lore, Ultron was a supervillain created by Avengers member Hank Pym with the brain patterns of his creator. You could draw parallels to Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, merely with robots instead of body parts.

200120_press01Based on that interview, I like where Whedon is taking Ultron and the twins of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. I feel that there comes a point where when a machine devlops AI (Ultron, Brainiac, Skynet, pick your poison), there’s only so much you can do before they wipe out the globe (terminator, the Matrix, etc.). I’m not sure how much story writing you could about a group of Superheros when there is no world left to save. I digress though. I feel that “nerfing” Ultron will be best for business, and should Ultron find a way into another film in the future, they can supersize his powers then. For a first outing though, all I can say is ASSEMBLE!