Avengers: Age of Ultron (2013) - Ultron Concepts 1

Early development concepts for Ultron Prime in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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One of my first concepts for Ultron, trying to capture the classic chrome robot with Jack O'Lantern head design. This one really got some traction and the idea of "holes" through the body remains in Charlie Wen's final design.

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Another early concept, playing with mechanical anatomy and musculature.

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I liked the idea of floating plates on a bed of energy that could reconfigure...

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...an idea I had played around with in this image, which director Jos Whedon really responded to, being able to get a lot of expression out of the shifting plates.

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My favorite of the designs I had developed. Ryan Meinerding designed the head in the previous round, and we all all took a crack at developing a body to match the jewel-like precision of his panelling.