The oral history of Avengers: Age of Ultron is now cemented in MCU fans’ minds. It was an okay movie that missed out on being more because the studio meddled with Joss Whedon’s movie and eventually led to his exit from the franchise. It has been three years since the release of the movie and the wounds are barely healing over the missed opportunity though this latest development may halt that.
New concept art for the movie shows the type of movie Avengers: Age of Ultron could have been if MegaUltron had been included like it was originally planned out.
Design artist Phil Saunders who’s worked in past MCU projects designing some of Iron Man’s suits posted concept art on his site of MegaUltron, detailing how his creation came about and how he would have been involved in the plot of Age of Ultron until the idea was ultimately scrapped.
During the development of Age of Ultron, an early storyline involved a climax in which Ultron would compose all of his thousands of bots into one gigantic version of Ultron called MegaUltron. The art shows various versions of the sketch from the early draft that’s mostly scribbles to the final sketch that shows in detail how MegaUltron and his bigger self made of thousands of bots would have looked while battling Hulk and Iron Man.
MegaUltron looks impressive and menacing.
It would have been very interesting to see how Earth’s mightiest heroes fared against MegaUltron but the idea was scrapped due to the number of robots Ultron had to build to make his monstrous self possible.
The plot of Age of Ultron ended up going with was Ultron forging himself a body made of Vibranium while having a decent sized bot army to take on the Avengers in Sokovia. It’s not as menacing but it is something more plausible while also serving as an easier battle for some of the less skilled Avengers to be a part of.