Avengers Age of Ultron has been referred to as “a horror film” in a new report.
Yahoo! Movies recently got to see footage from the movie, which will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.
“Where 2012’s ‘The Avengers’ spent much of its runtime gathering our primary-hued heroes together to take on the witty Loki and his army of faceless aliens in an affable and charming romp, from what little we’ve so far, ‘Age of Ultron’ looks more akin to a horror film,” according to reporter Tom Butler.
“Taking cues from ‘Terminator’, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Frankenstein’, the ‘Age of Ultron’ footage introduces the titular villain in such a menacing manner, we think the sentient robot could soon be challenging Tom Hiddleston’s Loki for the title of greatest Marvel movie villain. The studio has taken a bit of flack of late for their “bland” baddies, but this could all change with Ultron.”
Discussing footage that appears to be the same or similar to the scenes shown at the recent Comic-Con in the U.S., Butler described how Ultron is introduced in a low-key manner, “more zombie than robot,” with many of his parts missing.
“You’re all killers. You want to protect the world, but you don’t want change,” he says with a grating metallic voice. “There’s only one path to peace: your extinction.” Robot drones then burst through the wall in the scene, which then cuts off.
Ultron’s voice intones, “I have a vision. The whole world, screaming for mercy. Everyone, tangling, strings,” described Butler.
After a glimpse at other scenes, “We see Ultron in front of a huge army of drones, before it all ends with a close up of his evolving robotic face, far sleeker than his introduction at the start of the footage, saying, ‘There are no strings on me,’ Butler concludes. “He’s utterly terrifying.”
Ultron is voiced by James Spader, who provided movements as well.
The Avengers 2 features a big cast, including Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver.