‘WandaVision’ Theory: Is This Character Actually Ultron?

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Here’s a wild WandaVision theory for you: Ultron isn’t dead.

In fact, the mean AI created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner may be right under our nose.

According to one Marvel fan on Twitter, a major supporting character may actually be the robotic menace in disguise.

(Potential spoiler warning in case this turns out to be true!)

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Which character may really be Ultron?

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According to Jay (@jayspatrol), Director Hayward may actually be Ultron in disguise. For those who don’t know, Director Tyler Hayward (Josh Stamberg) is the frosty acting director of S.W.O.R.D.

His brash way of doing things has seen him come into conflict with our lovable trio of Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park).

He’s the character who revealed that Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch was responsible for stealing Vision’s dead body. According to Jay’s wacky WandaVision theory, this makes Hayward suspect number one. Check it out:

However, their theory not only uses Hayward’s desire to retrieve Vision’s corpse as evidence. Additionally, Jay pulls from the animated show Avengers Assemble. In it, Ultron poses as a human to infiltrate the Avengers. However, he’s not just any human: he’s a Government agent who looks suspiciously similar to Hayward.

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Here’s an alternate WandaVision theory regarding Ultron

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While we think Jay’s theory certainly isn’t impossible, it’s worth remembering that another character has more than a few links to Ultron. The Vision himself (Paul Bettany) is made up of four personalities.

As stated in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Vision contains bits and pieces of Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, JARVIS, and Ultron.

Who’s to say that when Scarlet Witch resurrected him, she didn’t accidentally unlock an unwanted bit of Ultron in the process?

This is all speculation, but Ultron certainly hasn’t stayed dead for long in the comics.

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Who is Ultron?

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Despite being one of the Avengers’ greatest foes in the Marvel comics, Ultron’s time on the big screen was brief. He made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron where James Spader voiced him.

His “age” was comparatively short when looking at what a threat he is in the comic books. The MCU’s Ultron had a lot of personality, but was largely overshadowed by the Avengers. However, he’s also notable for murdering Pietro Maxmioff, Wanda’s brother (formally played by Aaron Taylor Johnson).

With Pietro back on the scene, it’s not out of the question to believe that Ultron may reappear once again to wreak havoc on Wanda and Vision’s domestic bliss.

That would certainly be an “Avengers level threat” that would require the help of Doctor Strange, and whoever else is available post-Avengers: Endgame.

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