We're less than a month out from Avengers: Age of Ultron, and with so little time before the film's release, it's no wonder that Marvel's mighty marketing machine is kicking into high gear to promote the film.
Now, EW has a scoop on the origins of the most recently revealed Avenger, the Vision, who's character portrait debuted just today. Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!
In the EW article, it's revealed once and for all that it is indeed Ultron who creates the Vision from the remnants of Stark's J.A.R.V.I.S. AI. The article refers to Vision as "a son of Ultron, devised as a way to entrap his foes in the Avengers, and also to vent some of the percolating daddy issues that vexed the violently angry artificial intelligence program." Ultron creates Vision as a new form of life to replace humanity.
According to the article, Ultron himself is a hybrid creation of Iron Man (the AI) and "the robotic experiments of Hydra’s Baron Wolfgang von Strucker: (the body).
EW also goes on to detail the scene in which the Avengers learn the fate of J.A.R.V.I.S., when Ultron, initially in the body of one of Stark's robotic "Legionnaires", bursts into a victory party, explaining that he had to "kill the other guy" to take control. After the Avengers fight off the waves of Legionnaire bodies Ultron sends at them, "everyone is furious at Stark for building this program without knowing whether he could contain it. But he insists J.A.R.V.I.S. has been there to keep order in the computer system and keep other programs like Ultron in line."
But when Stark attempts to summon J.A.R.V.I.S., the only response is "eerie silence."
"Finally, he calls up a holographic visual of J.A.R.V.I.S. to see what the problem might be, and the Avengers are met with an incoherent image of violence that looks like a digital massacre. That was “the other guy” Ultron mentioned. He had to murder J.A.R.V.I.S. to escape.
Along with these answers, the article also confirms that Vision's density-altering powers are fully intact, along with the solar gem that powers his android form. Additionally, it's revealed that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch initially join up with Ultron to destroy Stark, as it's his weapons that have left them orphaned in their war-torn homeland.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1, and stars Paul Bettany as the Vision.