Despite the Tony Stark-built AI being destroy in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ultron has been speculat to be coming back in the upcoming Armor Wars movie. However, this might be ideal for the MCU’s future. Don Cheadle’s solo endeavor as James “Rhodey” Rhodes, a.k.a. War Machine, was originally intend as a Disney+ series. Still, it is currently being rewritten as a feature-length film, suggesting certain important characters may be reprising their roles. There is also suspicion that Ultron, the antagonist from the Age of Ultron film Iron Man, who Robert Downey Jr. created, may also be making a comeback.
Since Ultron is a much more formidable foe in Marvel Comics than in the MCU, many people opposed the usage of Ultron in the second crossover event starring the Avengers. However, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness returned the concept of a functional Ultron system to the franchise while giving viewers a peek at a world where the Ultron program had been successful. The probable return of Ultron in Armor Wars offers the chance for the antagonist to be finally treated fairly in the MCU, but it may also be just what Marvel Studios needs to advance plotlines concerning the DODC, Reed Richards, and possibly Earth-616’s own Illuminati team.
How Is Ultron Possible To Return In Armor Wars?
The Department of Damage Control (DODC), despite being establish in Spider-Man: Homecoming, has appeared more frequently in Phase 4, particularly in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. The DODC have adopted a more evil role in recent projects, which could be pointing to them entirely turning against the mandate set forth by their founder, Tony Stark. The DODC was originally design to clean up the messes left behind by superhero activities. However, it’s plausible that the DODC discovered a dormant Ultron drone while clearing up after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which would allow the antagonist to make a comeback in further MCU productions.
A bad Ultron comeback for the MCU (But Maybe Also Good)
The Age of Ultron’s Ultron program didn’t go as planned; the AI turned against his designers and vowed to wipe out the Avengers, wiping out Sokovia in the process. If the DODC can bring back an Ultron drone, it may proceed with its original plan to destroy the Avengers or join forces with the DODC for its sinister objectives. It would make Armor Wars the ideal time for Ultron to make a comeback in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), given the upcoming movie is slated to focus on Rhodey handling misuse Stark technology in the wake of his passing in Avengers: Endgame: Ultron could easily be utilize for evil.
On the other side, it showed the Ultron program operating in the Multiverse of Madness, which employed several drones to safeguard humanity rather than destroy it. Given that it’s conceivable for someone as intelligent as Reed Richards to obtain Ultron technology and reprogramme it as a force for good, this could portend better things for Ultron in the future. Additionally, this would establish the foundation for the Illuminati team in the MCU proper, who would emulate their Earth-838 counterparts. It would likely support the decision to turn Armor Wars into a movie and might elevate it to the top of the MCU’s impending must-do list.