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'The Avengers 2': Joss Whedon Reveals How Ultron Differs From the Comics

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by Britt Hayes August 21, 2013 02:38 PM
Marvel
Ever since the title 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' was revealed by Marvel and Joss Whedon at Comic-Con 2013 last month, there's been a lot of talk of how this epic villain will be handled for his big-screen translation. Now it seems we've gotten some (vague) answers from Whedon himself, who opened up about the difference between comic book Ultron and movie Ultron.

Edgar Wright Explains Why Ultron Was Never a Part of the 'Ant-Man' Movie

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by Jacob Hall August 20, 2013 11:20 AM
Marvel
In Marvel comics canon, the villainous robot Ultron is the creation of scientist/superhero Hank Pym (AKA, Ant-Man). So many fans raised an eyebrow when it was revealed that 'Avengers: Age of Ultron would see the team facing down the villain months before Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' arrived in theaters (and, that Ant-Man wouldn't be a part of 'Avengers 2'). However, there's a very simple reason why Ultron is making his first cinematic appearance in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and not 'Ant-Man' -- Wright never intended for Pym's nemesis to be in the film in the first place.

How 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Will Tie In to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Film By Film

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 20, 2013 08:05 AM
ABC
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has easily proven the most anticipated new series of 2013, with much of its promise owing to possible connections and cameos of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The recent reveal of Cobie Smulderspresence in the pilot

Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Loki Appearance Possible, Says Tom Hiddleston

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 06, 2013 10:27 PM
ABC / Marvel
'Avengers' fans the world over were recently saddened to learn that Tom Hiddleston's fan-favorite fiend Loki wouldn't make an appearance in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' after 'Thor: The Dark World,' but that doesn't mean the "Asgardian Mussolini" couldn't put in appearance in Marvel's upcoming 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series on ABC! So, what does Hiddleston have to say about the prospect of Loki popping up for some small-screen mischief?

'Avengers 2': Loki Confirms No Involvement, Teases New Characters

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by Britt Hayes August 05, 2013 02:06 PM
Marvel Studios
We all know that Tom Hiddleston's Loki sadly won't be making an appearance in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' and he made it officially official in recent statements and his departure is making room for additional characters, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' Will Have a "Huge Part" for Black Widow, More Hawkeye

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by Eric Walkuski July 26, 2013 09:41 AM
Marvel Studios
Those of you who thought 'The Avengers' gave Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) the short shrift will be pleased to know that director Joss Whedon has some big things planned for the two assassins in 'The Avengers 2.'

'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' to Incorporate Decades of Comics, Could Still Include Loki?

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by Nick Romano July 24, 2013 09:08 AM
Marvel
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.

'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' Won't Feature Agent Coulson, Says Joss Whedon

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by Jacob Hall July 23, 2013 08:43 AM
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.'