If you stuck around in theaters this weekend (and we're sure you did), you saw the 'Thor 2' post-credits scene and might have a few questions. (For the purposes of this article, we'll focus on the more interesting mid-credits scene and not on the sillier sequence at the very end.) So, who was that guy? And what is he talking about?
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
As Joss Whedon gets closer to finishing the script for 'The Avengers 2' (officially titled 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron), the supporting cast of previous Marvel films are wondering whether they'll get a chance in the ring. For one, Cobie Smulders' Agent Maria Hill seems like a lock, and now the actress has stated that Marvel knows she'll return once again.
Since the end of 'Avengers,' fans have been teased with the notion that Thanos is the evil mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While he won't serve as the main protagonist in 'Avengers 2' (instead deferring to Ultron), multiple Marvel sources have said that Thanos is a big part of next summer's 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' With that cast announced and the film wrapped, we have to wonder - who exactly is playing Thanos?
'Avengers 2' is coming! And, if you're reading this, chances are strong that you are one of the many people who made 'The Avengers' one of the biggest hits of all time and you're as excited as we are for the sequel, 'Age of Ultron.' Although we've already got a nice 'Iron Man' movie to tide us over and have a few others on the way, there's nothing quite like seeing all of the Avengers together in one movie, kicking ass and saving the world as modern cinema's biggest and craziest superhero team.
We still have three additional Marvel movies to go before we get to the next big Marvel superhero team-up, but you can whet your appetite for more epic superhero action by going over everything we know about 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' at the moment.
Just the other day, we learned that 'The Avengers 2' was officially adding Elizabeth Olsen to the cast as Scarlet Witch. Now what about her brother? Well, after months of teasing his involvement, it looks like Olsen's 'Godzilla' co-star, Aaron Johnson, is officially on board as well, playing her on-screen sibling Quicksilver.
When James Spader was officially cast as Ultron in 'Avengers 2,' Marvel announced the occasion in grand style on their own style. But, before they could get to announcing who would play Scarlet Witch in 'Avengers 2,' Samuel L. Jackson has beaten them to the punch and announced that Elizabeth Olsen has joined the cast.
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One of the big questions we had when it was revealed James Spader was joining 'Avengers 2' as the villainous robot Ultron, was whether Spader would simply be providing the voice or if he would actually be performing on set in a motion-capture suit. Today, courtesy Spader himself, we have the answer.
'The Avengers 2' teaser debuted at the 2013 Comic-Con in grand fashion. At the very end of Marvel's panel, an unannounced Joss Whedon came on stage to show a brief video. No one had any idea what it was for or what it would be announcing. It turned out, it was an announcement teaser for 'The Avengers 2,' which, was revealed as being subtitled 'Age of Ultron.' The crowd went nuts.
But, if you weren't at Comic-Con, you never had a chance to see the 'Avengers 2' trailer. Until now.