See ULTRON Stand!

Let’s face facts fanboys and fangirls, if you polled audience goers about whether or not they needed to see who Marvel‘s the Avengers would face in their blockbuster sequel the majority probably wouldn’t care.

This film is destined to be a smash even without images via the interwebs. We all want a movie that lives up to what we get from the cinematic version of the House of Ideas, with, maybe a little more oomph. And I think it’s safe to say that the Teaser Trailer had plenty of worth in it. But I’d be lying if I failed to admit that I had some mixed feelings, especially in regard to the titular villain.

Here’s some concept art featuring the antagonist in in all his mechanical glory.

Utron Art

Ultimately this iteration of Ultron (James Spader) sounds downright menacing as he attacks Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in an assault that’s bound to rival or exceed what Loki (Tom Hiddleston) did with his Chitauri. But the voice I’ve had in my head for the last twenty years doesn’t fit what I’m hearing.

I’m on board with the visual upgrade and altered origin but I want him to be a bit more mechanical! And come on Marvel you could have released something cooler than this.

What say you dear readers? Am I off base here? Is it too early to judge? Or are you already on board?

Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!

Utlron in the 616

SOURCE: Marvel

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  • VirgilHawkins

    Really? JAMES SPADER does not live up to your expectations? I personally feel going with a more organic voice is a whole lot more impactful than a stereotypical robot voice. It definitely plays up the whole “pinnochio” vibe they were going for.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    “But the voice I’ve had in my head for the last twenty years doesn’t fit what I’m hearing.”

    You should get an MRI done.

  • John McCubbin

    I get where you’re coming from Harrison, as I have always thought of Ultron as more technical grit, but at the same time how often does the voice match the one we imagine. Take the great case many fanboys have when they read Batman, picturing Conroy and Hamill’s voices for Batman and the Joker. This doesn’t mean that Bale or Ledger are bad, far from it. Also when you have such a talent like James Spader you’re not going to mask his voice. Fair enough it worked with Vin Diesel in GotG, but Spader has a much more definitive tone that’s perfect for villainy. Also think of the non comic views, they may find our image a little too jarring. All in all I think Marvel have done good, and this is a case where the change works. Though I do see where you’re coming from, and I know you’re not alone.