What don’t you know about “Avengers: Age of Ultron”? Are there surprises left? We’ll see, though with rumors and websites piecing together bits of plot — plus Marvel revealing future plans — it really just feels like ‘Age Of Ultron’ is meant to splinter the ‘Avengers’ and set the stage for Captain America Vs. Iron man in Marvel’s follow-up picture, “Captain America: Civil War.”
Further details have been unveiled in a recent ‘Age Of Ultron’ poster that reveals that Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgård, Anthony Mackie (aka the Falcon) will also be part of the movie. The official synopsis has most of the deets that you probably already know:
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015.
“To me, adventure film is the best way to put it. Then science fiction, action, western, war, woman’s picture, horror movie … I’m not kidding,” director Joss Whedon said in a recent Yahoo interview. “I don’t want to make ‘The Avengers’ again — I did that one time. With the ending it was important for me that we felt a progression. We didn’t just feel, ‘well, no problem, we cleaned that up!’ because that’s an episode of television. That’s not a film. This film, there’s more at stake and we take that seriously.”
Can it live up to those expectations? Find out when “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” hits theaters on May 1st — watch the new trailer below.