Marvel Comics tells us that Ultron was created by Hank Pym aka Ant-Man, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe will tell us a different story. With the Edgar Wright-directed Ant-Man film scheduled to open in theaters in November 2015, six months after the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the cybernetic threat’s origins will have to be explained. It’s being speculated that Tony Stark will be behind Ultron’s creation, which makes a lot of sense. So far this has been unconfirmed, but what if Ultron was already there, staring us in the face?
Now this is purely a rumor – a very big rumor at that – but Unleash The Fan Boy is reporting that J.A.R.V.I.S. (voiced by Paul Bettany), Tony Stark’s AI for the Iron Man armors, will portray Ultron in the highly anticipated Avengers sequel.
The site attributes the news to their own unnamed sources at Disney, but there’s been no official statements from the studio or filmmakers. J.A.R.V.I.S. has always been at Tony Stark’s side to provide strategies and support during battle. But since The Avengers sequel is an origins story for Ultron, and director Joss Whedon is mixing it up a bit, there is some – and I use that word very lightly – validity to this claim.
Should this be true, that means Bettany’s contract would have to be reworked a bit since he has been only providing voiceovers. Plus, the character will most likely need motion-capture work done, so in addition to the voice, Bettany could “suit up” and become Ultron.