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Film: The Avengers: Age of Ultron
The living automaton strikes back.

"I know you're 'good' people. I know you mean well. But you just didn't think it through. There is only one path to peace... your extermination."

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is the 2015 sequel to The Avengers and the eleventh feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, written and directed by Joss Whedon.

Its cast includes:

The film revolves around the team from the first film reuniting in order to battle the killer robot known as Ultron, with the help of new teammates Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

Previews: Comic-Con teaser

If you were looking for the comic of the same name, see Age Of Ultron

The Avengers: Age of Ultron provides examples of:

  • Adapted Out:
    • Director Joss Whedon confirmed that Hank Pym, Ultron's creator and one of the founding members of the Avengers in the comics, doesn't appear in the movie. Tony Stark creates Ultron instead.
    • Age of Ultron is unable to mention Magneto (the father of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) or the term "mutants", due to 20th Century Fox owning the X-Men franchise film rights.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Despite being created by Tony Stark to help the heroic Avengers, Ultron still goes down the Killer Robot route, deciding he's going to save humanity from itself by terminating the most dangerous ones.
  • Antagonist Subtitle: The eponymous Ultron serves as the film's main villain.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Ultron's arch-enemy is his own creator, Tony Stark. Though in this case, Tony is a hero and Ultron is a villain.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Whedon confirmed that Hawkeye, who had the least screen time in the first Avengers film, has a much larger role in Age of Ultron.
    • Paul Bettany, who usually voices Tony Stark's A.I. butler JARVIS in the MCU, plays the robot superhero the Vision.
  • Badass Longcoat: Clint's sporting a new outfit which has a relatively short version of this.
  • Big Bad: Ultron serves as the film's main antagonist, after an initial battle between Strucker and the Avengers.
  • Call Back:
  • Civvie Spandex: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch wear street clothes that resemble their comic book costumes instead of actual superhero duds.
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Create Your Own Villain: Ultron is created by Tony Stark as a substitute Avenger, who can take over "saving the world" duties and give the other Avengers a break.
  • Darker and Edgier: Whedon has said the film will be darker, deeper, and more emotional than the first Avengers movie.
  • Demoted to Extra: Samuel L. Jackson mentioned that his part as Nick Fury will be much smaller than his role in the first Avengers movie, having gone underground at the end of The Winter Soldier.
  • Disc One Final Boss/Sorting Algorithm of Evil: It's been confirmed that the movie starts with Baron Strucker as the villain, only for Ultron to take focus as the true Big Bad soon after.
  • Hide Your Pregnancy: With Scarlett Johansson. She had three stunt doubles rather than the usual one to help carry the load, and Joss Whedon was quick to say "She won't be carrying groceries for the whole movie."
  • In Name Only: The movie has almost nothing to do with the Crisis Crossover comic book series Age Of Ultron. Instead, it adapts Avengers volume 1, issues 54 - 58, which introduces the villain Ultron and his origins as a creation of the Avengers themselves.
  • Killer Robot: Ultron, an artificial intelligence bent on destroying the Avengers.
  • Knight Templar: Ultron believes his genocidal actions are ultimately in humanity's best interest.
    Joss Whedon: Ultron sees the big picture, and he goes, "Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better"; heís not just going "Mwahaha, soon Iíll rule!"
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The film has over a dozen major characters from all over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including:
    • The six Avengers from the first film: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye
    • Supporting characters from other Marvel Cinematic Universe films: Maria Hill, Nick Fury, James Rhodes / War Machine, and Sam Wilson / The Falcon.
    • Several newcomers: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, the Vision, Baron Strucker, and Ultron
  • Me's a Crowd: Ultron is capable of operating multiple robot bodies at once, including hundreds of insect-like drones, multiple Iron Man armors, and dozens of copies of his "true" body.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Hawkeye's new clothing has elements of both his classic comic outfit and the costume of his Ronin identity.
    • Iron Man's new armor's color scheme now makes it resemble the Bleeding Edge armor from the comics.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Hero Tony Stark creates the Big Bad Ultron, and gives it access to an entire army of Iron Man drones, to protect people. Ultron decides to go on a mass murder spree with Tony's resources instead.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Each Avenger, despite having wildly different costumes, sports Avengers "A" logos on their clothes. Captain America's new outfit displays two on the shoulders, for instance.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: Ultron was designed to be the leader of Tony's Iron Legion drone forces, but ends up being the first of Tony's AI creations to rebel against him and go evil.
  • Product Placement: Black Widow will ride an electric LiveWire motorcycle as part of a deal with Harley-Davidson.
  • Shadow Archetype: Tony Stark based Ultron on his own personality. But instead of channeling his ego and brilliance into being a superhero like Tony does, Ultron becomes a genocidal tyrant.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: The robotic Ultron turns against the humans he was built to protect, coming into conflict with the Avengers and his creator Tony Stark.
  • Zeroth Law Rebellion: Ultron was created to protect humanity. He decides the best way to do this is by killing the dangerous ones.

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