Avengers: Age of Ultron concept artist Phil Saunders revealed an early design for the titular villain.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers sequel pit the team of heroes against the villainous Ultron, a robot who was initially an AI designed to protect Earth from extraterrestrial threats. However, Ultron eventually saw humans as the greatest threat to Earth and to exterminate them.
Now, concept artist Phil Saunders has taken to his official Instagram account to share an early design for Ultron’s head. As the Avengers artist explains in the caption, this design was crafted as they were still trying to figure out how the villain would give facial expressions from overlapping plates.
You can check out the alternate Ultron design in the post below.
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An alternate take on Ultron’s head from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Exploring how to get expressions from overlapping plates. #ageofultron #avengersageofultron #ultron #ironman #marvelstudios #marvel #mcu #conceptart #conceptartist #digitalart #digitalartist #digitalillustration
Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron:
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digitial HD.
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