Originally Posted by lozzy.94
Does anybody know how the rights work for the original Human Torch? I would imagine Marvel owns the character, but wouldn't Fox own the name?
I'd say you're probably right, which is why he was shown at the 1943 expo as "The Synthetic Man" instead of "The Human Torch."
As to the OP, I strongly believe that AoU will derive its roots from the Captain America films rather than the Iron Man ones, with "The Synthetic Man" and Arnim Zola featuring prominently in MCU Ultron's origins.
As to the theory that Coulson might be that synthezoid: interesting possibility, but what's the basis for that hypothesis?