Ultron being a military creation makes a lot of sense in the current universe. Right now, the most powerful military in the world has to rely on an extra-governmental force to handle the most-significant threats to their safety.
The Iron Man movies show off just how badly they wanted the IM armor, how much significance they put on it, and how insufficient it was. So, what, are we supposed to believe they wouldn't do everything in their power to get themselves their own House Party protocol, with AI-controlled armor to replace their drones? Not a chance. They'll want a Jarvis, and they'll want their Jarvis to be able to control the robotic body.
Then we add in the Hulk movie (and CA), and we know how badly the military wants super soldiers.
So, realistically, the only possible thing from preventing them from creating Ultron is the question of whether or not they have that capacity. But creating a mad AI? Not surprising.
Jarvis was created to be Tony's other half, essentially. I remember them talking about the keyboard Tony uses to interface with his computer systems; how the language he and Jarvis use to communicate is unique to them. And there are a lot of moments in the movies that show off Jarvis' values and morality, because Tony clearly wanted him to be a whole being. A military creation probably isn't going to be created with that kind of eloquence or poetry, and its sentience probably isn't going to be created with the mission of making it a thinking, feeling person. It's going to be engineered specifically for combat (when Jarvis was something added on to Jarvis' systems).
I'll be interested to see what they do with Jarvis in that movie. I really wish he got more "screen time," for lack of a better word. I think he's this incredibly fascinating character (like EDI in Mass Effect), and we don't get enough of him.
While they certainly could do a Civil War in the near future, such an event would immensely benefit from them having the legal rights for Spider-Man, the FF and the X-Men. Right now the participants would be to few to really call it a war. Smiley: lol And Spider-Man (or Daredevil for that matter) could help with the secret identity conflict.
Is this even a realistic scenario at this point? I mean Marvel Studios buying the movie rights for those other characters.
I don't doubt it would have essentially nothing to do with identities, in this universe. But a similar conflict could easily be engineered. Imagine if the government passed a law describing supers as being military-grade weaponry, and gave the government discretion to overrode their personhood with regards to the law? You know, essentially exactly
how the military has been treating Banner this entire time?
Yeah, that could definitely cause a big conflict. Don't need an army of supers, just need a group of heroes large enough to split into two and still let them royally F- things up.
It wouldn't be a Civil War on par with the comic version, of course. No chance. But the movie universe just won't have nearly that level of characters, ever, for unsurprising reasons. Think about how underwhelming film 3 of X-Men was. So many characters, so few reasons to care about any of them... Edited, Oct 9th 2013 10:44am by idiggory