At San Diego Comic Con 2013, Joss Whedon announced that the Avengers sequel would be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron. Unlike the phase one Marvel superheroes, many people don’t know who Ultron is or how he may fit into this upcoming chapter of the story. IGN has put together a good video giving newbies a primer on the character, also giving some insight in how Ultron may be featured in the upcoming Avengers sequel. Watch the video embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
I feel for movie makers sometimes. It’s totally understandable that they’d want to keep certain juicy plot details under wraps, and it’s surely annoying to have to fend off prying fans who’d rather know everything right now. I don’t, however, feel bad enough for them to refrain from passing along some juicy hints when we get them.
Earlier this year, an anonymous source slipped that Dinobots would play a prominent role in Transformers 4. Nothing’s officially been confirmed, but star Mark Wahlberg‘s recent reaction when asked about the fan-favorite characters seems like a small hint.
Meanwhile, over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a casting call lends some credence to the popular theory that Tony Stark, not Hank Pym, will be the creator of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hit the jump to get the latest dirt on both rumors.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
This weekend’s big reveal that the Avengers sequel would be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron immediately got comics geeks wondering what that meant for Ant-Man. In the books, Ultron is created by Hank Pym a.k.a. Ant-Man — but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man isn’t due out until after Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters.
Whedon clarified soon afterward that they’d be “doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron,” which would not involve Hank Pym. But don’t worry, Wright has asserted that he’ll still crop up when Ant-Man hits later that same year. Hit the jump to get the latest info.
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Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now looks pretty clear. The Iron Man, Thor and Captain America sequels will lead directly into Avengers: Age of Ultron, while Guardians of the Galaxy will feature Thanos and look ahead to Phase Three.
One offshoot that’s a little less clear is on television. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes place in the same universe as the films. We know this because the plot of the show features Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) returning from the dead to lead members of S.H.I.E.L.D. in investigating other superheroes. Coulson was a major part of Phase One and The Avengers but, according to Joss Whedon, that probably won’t be the case this time around. Read his quote below. Read More »
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Joss Whedon took the stage at Hall H today to intro a brief teaser clip for a new film. The footage featured animated close-ups of metal being pounded into shape as we hear clips of dialogue from The Avengers. But as the metal object revolves and the camera pulls back the head of Ultron is revealed.
Smash cut to title: The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read More »