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.
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.
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 Smulders’ presence in the pilot
'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?
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.
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.'
He's mean, gold and green, and he rocks the metal horns better than a crowd of Sabbath fans. You know and love him as Loki, from 'The Avengers.'
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.
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.'
Recently, Hugh Jackman spoke about wanting a huge crossover film that would bring the X-Men and Spider-Man into the world of 'The Avengers.' And today at Comic-Con 2013, Andrew Garfield expressed a similar thought.