The villainous Ultron could be coming to back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe — just not in the way you might think.
As the titular villain of 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Blacklist‘s James Spader made his mark on the MCU as Tony Stark’s rogue AI that wanted to wipe out the human race.
Now, the return of the franchise’s Damage Control team seems to be resurrecting Ultron. We first saw Damage Control in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming. The government clean-up crew were seen repairing the after-effects of Loki’s alien attacks in The Avengers.
Mr. Stark himself tasked Damage Control with fixing the various messes left behind by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Imagine sitting down to watch the Avengers kick butt, only to have your living room torn apart when a dead Chitauri crashes through your window — enter Damage Control.
Marvel has just dropped a trailer for VR game Avengers: Damage Control, and it looks like that mechanical menace is back for more. The trailer plays out as Black Panther‘s Shuri gives you some tech to tackle a
new familiar foe. Doctor Strange warns that “a powerful threat has resurfaced” as the shot pans to reveals a glowing device jammed full of cables.
Spader’s brilliant vocals can then be heard saying, “You fail to see the big picture” as he takes out a Wakandan airbase.
Teaming up with ILMxLAB, Avengers: Damage Control sees you take control of new Avengers recruits in some snazzy Iron Man suits. There’s some serious talent as Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lily, and Paul Rudd are reprise their roles as their MCU counterparts.
Damage Control also confirms Spider-Man, Hulk, Falcon, and Black Panther will be part of the Avengers ensemble, although there’s no word on whether the likes of Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo are lending their voices to the parts.
Interestingly, the return of Spader as Ultron could tease what’s to come in Phase 4 and beyond. With Josh Brolin’s Thanos officially toppled in Avengers: Endgame, it’s unclear who the franchise’s next big bad is. While some were left disappointed with Ultron’s arc, Kevin Feige could redeem the character and put him back in action on the silver screen after Damage Control.
If you want to find out what’s going on, you’ll have to book tickets to Avengers: Damage Control ahead of its launch. Sorry though guys, this one is only available in the USA and Canada.
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