Joss Whedon's announcement at San Diego Comic-Con that his 'Avengers 2' takes its official title from the 'Age of Ultron' comics sent an explosion of excitement throughout the buzzing Hall H, but apparently this plan was in the works for months prior. As Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige reiterated a point Whedon made, the movie won't follow the classic storyline and Ultron origin, instead utilizing plot points from various 'Avengers' adventures.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
In the early days of the Marvel movie universe, Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson was the glue tying all of the films together. It all culminated with 'The Avengers,' where his links to each team member helped drive the story and connect each hero together. However, with the Marvel movies now sustaining themselves, he's become a luxury, not a requirement: everyone's favorite government official will not be in 'The Avengers 2,' now titled 'Age of Ultron.'
The immediate reaction following the Comic-Con 2013 reveal of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' was excitement...followed shortly thereafter by lots and lots of questions. In his only interview after Marvel's Comic-Con panel, Joss Whedon answers your questions about 'Avengers 2' and explains what he has in store for Ultron and the sequel.
If you weren't able to attend Comic-Con 2013 this weekend (or if you were there and didn't make it to Hall H on Saturday), you can now view the entire Marvel panel online and catch everything you missed, including 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' and the announcement of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
At Comic-Con 2013, Joss Whedon appeared on stage at the Marvel to show a quick teaser trailer that revealed the title of 'Avengers 2' - 'Age of Ultron.' The Comic-Con crowd went nuts but for those who are unfamiliar with the "Age of Ultron" crossover event in the Marvel comic books, we present a quick primer on the upcoming supervillain in 'Avengers 2.' Who is Ultron? Let's find out!
One of the big mysteries in the Marvel universe right now is how Vin Diesel fits into it. A few weeks ago, the 'Fast and Furious 7' actor let the world know that he was taking a meeting with Marvel Studios, but did not care to elaborate - thus spawning dozens of conspiracy theories. Vin has once again been kind enough to share a little about his connection with Marvel - and might have revealed which character he'll be playing in the near future.
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