How Ultron Could Succeed Thanos as The Next Evil Mastermind of The MCU

Marvel Studios is making final preparations to jumpstart its push towards its fourth phase, an era which will usher in the onset of a new age of superheroes. Iron Man, Captain America and Thor are old news now. As much as we adored them, it was time for them to let go of their pedestals. Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and the likes will be the future of the MCU – the World’s most profitable franchise. A new breed of heroes needs a new breed of supervillains. The shoes that were once filled by Thanos are now left empty. Who is might enough to fill that void? If this theory is to be trusted, it is now a new villain that will succeed Thanos but an existing one. Presenting – How Ultron could succeed Thanos as the next Evil Mastermind of the MCU!!

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Introduced into the MCU in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the super evil android Artificial Intelligence was originally constructed from a framework found within the Mind Stone in Loki’s Sceptre! When Iron Man and Bruce Banner theorized that this framework is actually a cosmic blueprint within the Mind Stone and could be used as a weapon against future threats to the world, the rest of the Avengers opposed Tony, claiming that he has no idea of the forces he is trying to meddle with. Tony and Bruce derived the A.I from out of the Infinity Stone and created the Ultron A.I anyway.

After the Artificial Intelligence found its way to the internet, it realized that its prime directive to save the world can only be accomplished by eradicating the sole thing that is destroying it – Humanity. The events of Age of Ultron involved the Avengers trying to stop Ultron from achieving its objectives. The villain never managed to succeed but it does not mean he couldn’t do so in the future.

At the end of the Age of Ultron movie, we see Ultron piloting a Quinjet and trying to get away. After the Hulk took control of that ship, Ultron was finally thought to be destroyed after the Scarlet Witch used her powers to crumple up his body and Vision used the mind stone to completely erase him from reality at the end. But here’s the catch – Remember Ultron is no more than an A.I. So he is not truly killable. As long as there is a data connection to an isolated data source, he can make as much copies of himself as he wants.  Since the Quinjet has a computer system sophisticated enough to handle an A.I, we know this is a plausible theory.

And this brings us to the other bread crumb in this theory. Remember Ultron is not the only artificial creation created from scratch. Another superhero that is yet to make his official debut in the MCU is also a completely artificially created specimen. The one we are talking about is Adam Warlock. While Warlock represents the perfect organic creation, Ultron represents the best of robotic creation. That is a plot element that could very well be explored by the MCU in its future phases.

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The Last Solo Marvel movie to be released under the Disney banner is Captain Marvel. The movie has been declared a Huge Box Office Success.  The official film synopsis for the movie reads:

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

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Avengers: Endgame was released on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been already released and it states:

“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”

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