Marvel Reveals Official Avengers 2 Title and Details
Posted July 22, 2013 05:08 PM by Webmaster
Marvel Studios and filmmaker Joss Whedon took to Comic-Con to announce the title of the next Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers film -- Avengers 2: Age of Ultron -- and subsequently unveiled the antagonist of the sequel in a short teaser trailer that featured a glimpse at the helmet of fan-favorite villain Ultron. Other information about the 2015 summer release was revealed as well, including plot and character details.
Whedon discussed his take on Ultron, who will apparently be the result of Stark tech gone awry, rather than scientist Hank Pym (due to make his full screen debut in 2015 in Edgar Wright's Ant Man), and clarified that Avengers 2: Age of Ultron will not be an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' 2013 10-issue limited comicbook series.
Disney and Marvel Studios also revealed the sequel's title card:
I remember people going on about how Loki's defeat was according to his own design for something bigger in the sequels. I called bullshit on that because there is no way these movies would be that complex. Looks like I was right. I was fully expecting them to just move on to something new with the sequel. Not that I am complaining. I just think people were looking for something that just wasn't there.
A lot of people, including myself, think that they may be saving Thanos battling The Avengers for the third film... which would imply that either he wins or comes to a "draw" in Guardians of the Galaxy. Guess we'll at least find that part out next year ;-)
don't get me wrong, excited for it, and I know movies don't really go by comic book continuity very well, but I really hate how they're screwing with things even more than usual by having it be about Ultron when the creation of Ultron is probably the thing Hank Pym/Ant-Man is most known for.
@dmarvin I remember Feige and Joss saying that the Avengers exist now but they're nowhere NEARLY stable enough for a showdown with someone as powerful as Thanos. Ultron will probably be the spark that gets them there for Avengers 3. Plus, if they push him back to then, they can do a proper buildup to a story with the Infinity Gems/Gauntlet.
I dont' get it? Why tease Thanos at the end of Phase 1 and then go with Ultron for the next? Are they really treating the Mandarin character this way? I could probably deal with if they hadn't casted Ben Kingsley as Mandarin. Just a @#$%! waste of a great character.
Hello!? Have you guys not watched a marvel movie. In which one did they have only one villian? Maybe only 1 major villian with minor ones sprinkled in, So I wouldn't be surprised if we see both Thanos and Ultron.