In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the titular villain will be a creation of Tony Stark as he builds the ultimate A.I. drone who can lead a planetary police force known as the Iron Legion. This is all part of a plan to allow him and his fellow superheroes to keep the world safer than ever before, but as you might expect, something goes wrong!

Just like in the comics where it was Ant-Man who created Ultron, in order to give the robot some humanity, Stark programmes him with an element of his own personality. Unfortunately, Ultron – voiced by The Blacklist’s James Spader – inherits only Iron Man’s bad traits and none of his good ones. As Thor star Chris Hemsworth describes it, “It’s not the good version that could’ve come from [Stark’s] intellect and personality. It’s the bad son.”

One of the opening scenes of the movie will feature the team in Avengers Tower celebrating Stark’s creation and schmoozing with the city’s powerbrokers in a post-S.H.I.E.L.D. world in a bid to show them that they are more than just superpowered vigilantes and that they can be trusted to help protect the world.

However, all hell breaks loose when the Legionnaires suddenly activate and try to kill Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

They quickly deal with the androids, but it’s then that Ultron (who appears in an early form here; he has the ability to constantly upgrade himself in order to become truly unstoppable) makes his intentions clear. To bring peace to Earth, he will eradicate its most destructive inhabitants: the human race.

“I know you’re ‘good’ people. I know you mean well… but you just didn’t think it through… There is only one path to peace… your extermination,” says Ultron in what is sure to be a spine tingling moment.

It sounds like he’ll find allies in Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch at first, and as for The Vision (who will be played by Paul Bettany, the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man movies), Joss Whedon reveals that the character will be a, “synthetic, superpowered human desigened by Ultron to show he has the power to create life, too.”

There are some very interesting details here, a lot of which matches the comic books very closely. However, just as Whedon provided an original take on The Avengers’ battle with Loki in the first movie, you can be sure he’ll do the same again in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Be sure to click here for the first stills from the movie.