AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON First Official Photos

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EW gave us our first official look at the guaranteed-blockbuster! On the front cover of the newest issue is our first look at Ultron (James Spader) along with a batch of new photos from the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In fact, it’s badass Ultron and his robot minions, and the story confirms they were made by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) instead of Hank Pym (who won’t be appearing until after Age of Ultron‘s release).

The lead Ultron seems most differentiated from his bots due to a red glow emanating from within, while the others glow a light blue.

Oh, and Iron Man’s new armor along with Captain America’s new red-highlighted uniform.

You can also check out some pretty big plot points on the film, including the reason for Ultron’s creation:

For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.

The only problem? Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together.

“He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”

F*cking Stark.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

Until then, check out the leaked pics below giving us our first official look at Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, as well as it shows us our first glimpse at Don Cheadle as James Rhodes in the film, and the Science Bros – Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, back together again.

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