Avengers ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ written by Sean Gerber July 20, 2013 Joss Whedon just shocked San Diego Comic Con (again) by closing Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel with the official title to the sequel for last year’s “The Avengers.” On May 1, 2015, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be theaters. Whedon then unveiled some teaser footage that included a CGI rendering of Ultron. Seconds later, Marvel released the new logo above. This news comes as a huge shock and sparks so many questions. “Age of Ultron” was the latest Marvel crossover event that unfolded in the comics over the past few months, so the turnaround to film is very fast. How much the film will be influenced by the comic remains to be seen. There is also the question of where this leaves Thanos given the assumption that he would be the big baddie after that mid-credits teaser in the first film. Regardless of the questions, there is going to be plenty of excitement and sales for “Age of Ultron” are going to get an immediate boost. It’s another win for Marvel! UPDATE: Empire has spoken with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who said that while “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” has borrowed its title from the comic book event, the film is not related to that arc. That answers one question, now what about Thanos? ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Avengers: Age of Ultron 15 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. 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The last Marvel crossover I read was Avengers vs X-men in trade format and I thought that was utter crap. Like, really, really bad I couldn’t really finish it and basically skimmed the rest. Is this worth getting in trade form? Jeff Wonder if they bailed on Darkseid, errr, Thanos because of Justice League upcoming. Could be a heavy time travel story. Not sure how well it’d play with the masses. Adrian Marvel doesn’t have to bail on anything at this point. They’re holding as King of the Hill while DC is trying to catch up. Sean Gerber Exactly. Marvel isn’t going to move off of using a character to make way for a DC film, especially Darkseid in JL since there isn’t even a JL film. Adrian Indeed. I doubt Marvel would hesitate to use Thanos and still will where necessary in Phase Two, especially when their film comes out two years before Justice League supposedly is. pud333 I feel there is room for both Darkseid and Thanos. Considering how different in tone and look both universes are, it’ll be fine. Adrian It’s difficult to say. To those fans who follow the comics and whatnot it’s easier to distinguish between the two. To the casual audience, they may seem too similar in appearance as two bulky supervillains. Who knows? rongetzlucky You mean Warner Bros has to catch up, DC honestly has very little to nothing to do with anything when it comes to the movies…sad, but true. Clarkkent113 Isn’t Age of Ultron a really low-rated comic arc? I heard a lot of Marvel fans think it’s terrible. But I’m a DC guy (mostly), I don’t pay much attention to non-movie Marvel stuff. Sean Gerber The quality of the comic arc is a non-issue now that Feige has said the film has no relation to it beyond the borrowed title. Adrian Exactly. It was smart of him to point that out at the beginning. Clarkkent113 Sean, when do you think we can expect the next MMM podcast? I assume you guys will go heavy into all the major announcements at SDCC 🙂 Naes Seems cool. I guess that explains Henry Pym/Ant Man’s role. Maybe there will be time travel or an alternate dimension. I haven’t actually read the comic. Until Marvel Studios gives me reason to doubt them, I will assume that this will be of their usual high quality. stock Ultron was a bad-ass Avengers villain in the old days, with more than a few personal tie-ins to other lesser known characters. I have no idea how much or how well he’s been used lately, but let there be a Vision in this movie, and I will be suitably impressed. GodlessCowboy So glad that this is the direction Whedon has decided to go in. Since the first film came out I’ve always said that Ultron needs to be the next villain and not Thanos. Ultron is THE Avengers bad guy. His creation, rise and ultimate fall from grace within the Avengers world is almost Shakespearian in it’s gravitas. Dramatically I can’t think of a better storyline to pick for the Avengers sequel. An A.I. built for good by one of the Avengers but then turns against them and ultimately becomes their greatest enemy, that not only knows each Avengers weakness but also, thanks to his built-in ability, can upgrade his defences against any form of attack. This is the stuff of mythology. My only gripe is that it’s a shame that Pym and Ultron hadn’t been introduced earlier in the MCU. Had their characters and relationship been built upon in the previous movies, Ultron’s betrayal would have been so much more powerful.