Be warned: if you’re the type who enjoys avoiding casting and potential story spoilers, you may not want to read this story. (Although, again, we must stress that it’s simply a rumor at this point!)
Unleash the Fanboy is reporting that a Disney source revealed the identity of the actor who will take on the role of Ultron: Paul Bettany, the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man films!
Obviously this would have a number of implications for the plot of Avengers: Age of Ultron and potential future Iron Man films. Last week we reported that Ant-Man, the original creator of Ultron in the Marvel Comic Universe, will not play a role in the creation of Ultron in the films. Instead, his creation is still up in the air…
Although, wouldn’t it make sense for the creator of the Iron Man suit and one of the tech world’s biggest geniuses to be the one who accidentally creates a robotic supervillain? And if he did, wouldn’t it make sense that he programmed the robot with J.A.R.V.I.S.’s voice, or one similar to that of his digital assistant?
And it isn’t the only information we have to support the idea! Recently, a leaked Avengers animated storyboard revealed an alternate scene in which J.A.R.V.I.S. takes on a darker side while interacting with Tony Stark immediately prior to his end-of-movie run-in with Lokie:
Again, this rumor is just that — a rumor. But coupled with the evidence above, it sure is a juicy one! We’ll keep you posted with any new updates on Ultron and Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is set to hit theaters on May 1st, 2015!