The living automaton strikes back.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 rogue automaton 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.
- 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 heroes, Ultron still goes down the Killer Robot route.
- Antagonist Subtitle: The eponymous Ultron serves as the film's main 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.
- 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:
- 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, likely due to his 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.
- Killer Robot: Ultron, an artificial intelligence bent on destroying the Avengers.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: On top of the returning six Avengers from the first film (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye) this one features the additions of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to the team, Vision playing some sort of role and two villains (Baron Strucker and Ultron). On top of that, Maria Hill, Rhodey and Nick Fury are all expected to have small appearances. For people keeping score, that's eleven characters with major roles in the plot and at least three more with some sort of supporting role.
- 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, but without the "stored inside his body" thing, from what little we know.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: Captain America's new outfit displays Avengers "A" logos on the shoulders. Reportedly, so will everyone else's.
- Product Placement: Black Widow will ride an electric LiveWire motorcycle as part of a deal with Harley-Davidson.