Avengers: Age of Ultron is almost a year away but there are plenty of theories about the origin of the malevolent machine. The director has already stated that the origin story for the movie will tie closely with the Avengers.
The Marvel origin of Ultron is still linked to the original Avengers. Ultron was created by scientist Henry (Hank) Pym, who was an original member of the Avengers. Pym was also the original Ant Man. When Pym created Ultron, he gave the robot his own personality that actually warped the creation against Pym. Pym will be featured in the Ant Man movie that comes out in the summer of 2015.
The problem this creates is that Pym’s character is introduced after the Ultron movie. This issue has forced the creative team behind the Avengers to get more creative. Ultron is not going to be created by Hank Pym in the Avengers movie. This leaves the question: who is going to create Ultron?
The logical answer would be that Ultron is created by Tony Stark. Stark has the mechanical knowledge and the resources to create the robot. In the whole of the Avengers plotline, this would make the most sense. Stark has experience with creating his mechanical suit of armor and was responsible for the army of Iron Man suits seen in Iron Man 3. Stark also has created a form of artificial intelligence with the automated butler Jarvis. The same systems that work for Jarvis could be applied to the operating systems of Ultron.
Why would Stark be called on to create the robot? There are a number of reasons that could play out in the film. However, the fall of SHIELD could become a chief reason that Ultron is needed. Ultron could be used to bolster the now weakened organization and could be used to assist the Avengers in case of another world threating menace such as Loki. The need for the creation of Ultron seems to be clear.
The brief trailer shown at a comic book convention to announce the title for the second Avengers movie reveals the head of Ultron. After careful examination it seems like the head of the robot is forged out of one of the helmets of Iron Man. This could be a foreshadowing of sorts to reveal a small tidbit of the upcoming plot from the movie.
Whatever the reasons it would seem that Ultron will be created by Tony Stark and the situation will spin out of control. Just as the whole team needed to work together to stop the threat posed by Loki. The rise of Ultron will, once again, require the teamwork of the Avengers to stop the threat. The Avengers will face off against the evil android in May of 2015.