A former Marvel Studios artist has shared a cheeky piece of concept art where Avengers villain Ultron is wearing a surgical mask amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Back in 2015, Ultron was all the rage when he appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The character was received well but many found that the Avengers villain didn’t leave enough repercussions behind. Still, Tony Stark’s creation proved to be a worthy foe for the Avengers, even though he perished at the end of the film. Since the film’s release, Ultron has faded into obscurity, becoming just another villain that Marvel Studios has produced. However, amid the coronavirus outbreak, artist Charlie Wen has breathed brand new life into the Avengers villain.
As the coronavirus outbreak began to spread, thousands flocked to their local grocery and department stores to stock up on surgical masks, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper. Taking inspiration from society’s crazed antics, Charlie Wen, who co-founded Marvel Studios’ visual development department, decided to paint Ultron as the culprit behind the lack of supplies.
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That’s where all the #toiletpaper went!!! ????????? * In all seriousness, I hope all of you stay healthy during these arduous times. Stock up, but don’t go crazy like #ultron here. Leave some for your neighbors!?? * Couldn’t resist painting over an early design I had of Ultron from #avengersageofultron ?. I’ll share the unmasked version in the next post! * * * * #marvel #marvelstudios #conceptart #characterdesign #supervillain #corona #coronavirus #staysafe #stockup #ai #artificialintelligence #imcharliewen
One of the funniest things about about this artwork is that Ultron has stocked up on Kirkland toilet paper, exclusively found at Costco, where tons of fights broke out over the past week from customers in search of supplies. The caption from the Marvel Studios artist reminds us to help one another out and not be greedy like the Avengers villain was in hoarding supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.
What are your thoughts on this piece of art of the Marvel Studios villain? Let us know in the comments section!
Here is the official synopsis for 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.
Source: Charlie Wen