Avengers 2: “Ultron won’t be as powerful,” says Whedon

Joss Whedon wants to “take away” some of the villains powers for Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Ultron on the variant cover of Marvel's Age Of Ultron: Book One
Ultron on the variant cover of Marvel’s Age Of Ultron: Book One

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Avengers: Age Of Ultron director Joss Whedon teased out a few differences between his take on the killer robot and the one that comic-book fans might be familiar with.

Namely, Whedon plans on toning down his varied powers which range from the standard super-strength and a durability well in excess of any other character, to a ray that allows him to hypnotically take control of his targets.

Just check out his official power grind on the Marvel wiki.

“I knew right away what I wanted to do with him,” said Whedon. “He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it. He’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy.

“He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we’ll take away some of those powers because, at some point, everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone who’s a witch.”

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