A chemical supply company is using a new video game mechanic to fill a gap in the blockbuster movie Iron Man.
In the latest video game, players control Tony Stark, who is a billionaire inventor and billionaire CEO of Stark Industries, as he discovers a massive chemical leak at his workplace.
“The first part of this is an interesting story that you have to get through,” said the game’s lead designer, James Roberts, in an interview on ABC News.
“The problem is, it’s a pretty basic storyline.
It’s sort of the classic, classic story of the super-rich guy trying to get by in a world where there’s just no money, where everybody has a weapon that can help them survive.”
The game has a simple, straightforward plot: a rich, young Tony Stark gets his hands on a new chemical, and discovers it is lethal to humans.
Players have to find the key ingredient in the compound and use it to create an antidote to stop a deadly virus from spreading.
Afterward, Tony must take the antidote to the Avengers, and defeat Ultron, the evil villain who was created by the villainous Hydra organization.
It’s not the first time that a film’s lead actor has been asked to play a villain.
In 2010, Michael Fassbender’s son Liam Fassbeard played a villain in the Disney movie The Lion King, which also starred Mark Ruffalo.
The film earned an Oscar nomination for best animated feature, and went on to be a hit for Disney.