This week has seen an exciting development this week regarding The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We have been given a synopsis of the film which does lend itself to some tasty details. Check it out:
“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.”
The Stark Connection
It has been long since speculated that Tony Stark would be the one to create Ultron. In the comics, it was Hank Pym that created the villian, but Whedon told us from the beginning that he would be changing that origin. We know now that Tony at least has something to do with bringing Ultron into this world. The fact that it is a dormant program, however, leaves room for…
Like I just said, Ultron was originally created by Pym in the comics. This was set to be changed, but that doesn’t mean that it would eradicated completely. It seems rather coincidental the Ultron comes from a “dormant peacekeeping program”, while Hank Pym is being played by an older actor, Michael Douglas. It is far too early to say for certain, but there is definitely room for Hank Pym to remain a part in Ultron’s creation.
Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver
It’s important to note that these two characters are absent from the list of the Avengers. They have been featured heavily in set pictures and the first posters. We know that they are in Hydra’s control at the moment, but they will eventually fight alongside the Avengers. This is what it probably means by “uneasy alliances”. Early rumors said that the Avengers wouldn’t be sure if they could trust the twins. It’s likely that the Avengers will be forced to include them when the robot army comes forth.
It’s good to get a little bit more information on Age of Ultron. We are expecting the first trailer soon, only because of Marvel’s history with May releases. In previous years, movies released in May have had their first trailers released in late September or early October (Iron Man 3, Avengers, Cap 2). So be on the lookout for that. I’ll post immediately upon receiving it. When that will be, only time will tell.