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post #1 of 52
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That's the official title and here's an interview with writer/director Joss Whedon:

Marvel Studios and writer/director Joss Whedon took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H this year and wowed the audience with the announcement of the title for The Avengers sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Though the film is still two years away from release, Whedon has already decided to share some details on the film's plot, inspirations, and characters.

"A lot of people, because we called it Age of Ultron and there was a book called Age of Ultron recently, assumed that was the storyline we were doing which is not the case. We're doing our own version of the origin story of Ultron. The other thing is in the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed he was going to be in the mix, but he's not because we're basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the way side. Ultron was their chief villain when I read the book. He has been THE Avengers villain for so long, I was amazed anybody was surprised it was going to be him in a movie. But we're sort of crafting our own version of it, where his origin comes more from The Avengers that we already know about it."

Whedon also admitted to knowing that this would be the sequel for the film since before he made the first "Avengers" movie.

"Since before I even took the job of making the first one, I thought 'Well I don't know if I want to make this movie, but the second one should have Ultron in it!'"

When asked how the film would be different from the first movie, Whedon elaborated more than he has in the past.

"It's a little bit darker than the other film, because Ultron is in the house there's a science fiction element that I think is a little bit stronger than the other film. Getting the team together was so rousing, but seriously, keeping the team together is a completely different problem."

Ultron goes through several different iterations in the source material and Whedon says that will be reflected in the film.

"Ultron is definitely somebody who evolves so we're going to get a couple of iterations, it's going to be cool."

When asked by a fan if The Avengers would do some globehopping in the sequel, Whedon gave an interesting reply for the film's story.

"It's very much a global Avengers film, a lot of the movie has to do with their place not only in America but in the world."

While still writing the film, Whedon appears to be having the most fun writing one of the returning characters instead of one of the new ones.

"Part of the fun for me, definitely, this time around is writing Hawkeye, because he did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and sort of had to walk around scowley for most of the movie last time. So now it's nice to actually have the character there and really see him interact with the other guys."

Whedon also confirmed the time table to begin production on the sequel.

"End of February, beginning of March. We'll be shooting in London, London will be the base for Avengers 2."

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I'm bloody excited as I love the first film and how Marvel has handled the development of the franchise.
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I'm bloody excited as I love the first film and how Marvel has handled the development of the franchise.
Yeah, but the TITLE....rolleyes.gif
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Yeah, but the TITLE....rolleyes.gif

Doesn't tickle your fancy, oink? I like it. Even though it kind of suggests something on going. I guess the character's evolution and homage to the comics is the influence.
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I guess the character's evolution and homage to the comics is the influence.
My guess too.
Nonetheless, it sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon episode.
post #5 of 52
I like the Marvel movies - IronMan1-3, Thor, and Avengers.

But why are the Bad guys so lame!
First we get Loki in Avengers and now a Robot.
post #6 of 52
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I like the Marvel movies - IronMan1-3, Thor, and Avengers.

But why are the Bad guys so lame!
First we get Loki in Avengers and now a Robot.

I liked Loki as a bad guy. He was different. More a puppet master and manipulator.

This robot is supposed to be pretty bad ass. Made of adamantium I think and able to adapt to the Avengers. I could be wrong though.
Edited by Dbuudo07 - 7/25/13 at 2:31pm
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I liked Loki as a bad guy. He was different.
And funny, not letting utter defeat diminish his sense of humor: "I'll take that drink now."
post #8 of 52
Still bummed about Comic Con, would have liked to see this myself, but hey ho. I am looking forward to the new Iron Man though. Can't really I am anything but impressed with Whedon's work and can't wait to see what he is going to come up with next. I'm glad Robert Downey Jr has signed on for more work, it wouldn't be the same without him.
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I am looking forward to the new Iron Man though.
What new Iron Man?
post #10 of 52
Apparently Hank Pym doesn't make an appearance in the movie and Ant-Man comes out after Age of Ultron, which will be confusing to say the least.
post #11 of 52
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Hank Pym might make an appearance in Captain America 2.
post #12 of 52
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I liked Loki as a bad guy. He was different. More a puppet master and manipulator.

This robot is supposed to be pretty bad ass. Made of adamantium I think and able to adapt to the Avengers. I could be wrong though.

Loki was just okay to me. Too whiny and had zero physical presence. And the only reason he lasted so long is because his brother could not bear to see him killed. Compared to the Joker, Bain, Rha's a Gul, Magneto, Sebasian Shaw the chief villians in IronMan/Advengers seem out classed. I just don't see how a robot would make an engaging villian in such a huge movie.

Why not use Galactus/Silver Surfer as villians for Avengers2?
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Why not use Galactus/Silver Surfer as villians for Avengers2?
Already been done:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486576/?ref_=sr_2
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Already been done:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486576/?ref_=sr_2

A black cloud does not count as Galactus
post #15 of 52
Can't say I've heard of Ultron. Would rather see the Sentinels, personally.
post #16 of 52
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Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

Loki was just okay to me. Too whiny and had zero physical presence. And the only reason he lasted so long is because his brother could not bear to see him killed. Compared to the Joker, Bain, Rha's a Gul, Magneto, Sebasian Shaw the chief villians in IronMan/Advengers seem out classed. I just don't see how a robot would make an engaging villian in such a huge movie.

Why not use Galactus/Silver Surfer as villians for Avengers2?

We'll agree to disagree on this one. Bain wasn't anything special to me.

I'm watching the animated series to get an idea of who Ultron is. I'll report back when I get a better idea.
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So what happened with Thanos?
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So what happened with Thanos?

I thought the same thing at first. After some reading and pondering, it makes for a stronger villain when you realize how dangerous they are by watching them orchestrate a masterful plan. Can't wait to see how all of this plays out.
post #19 of 52
Bring it on ill be there. Can't wait !!
post #20 of 52
Cool thanks
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You're getting your Marvel movie rights confused. It happens. tongue.gif
DOH!
Stupid me...biggrin.gif
post #22 of 52
I am really, really looking forward to The Avengers 2. As many of you already know, I have long been a Whedon-head and have come to the conclusion that the Lord Joss can do no wrong.smile.gif More seriously, it seems to me that Whedon's overall track record is spectacular, so I will be surprised if I don't end up loving Chapter 2 of The Avengers saga as much as I loved Chapter 1.
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Weird.
post #25 of 52
Yeah, I saw this too. It's still marinating so I don't have an opinion yet especially since Whedon is saying there are going to be some changes. Taking the wait and see approach with this one too.
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The bad news I learned from all of that is that The Avengers 2 isn't scheduled to be released until 2015. Say it ain't so, Joss! smile.gif
post #27 of 52
Two things in this world that continue to puzzle me are that with everything in this world getting faster and cheaper, why do cars keep getting more expensive and why does it still take two years to make a movie. rolleyes.gif
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Weird.
It is.
OTOH, Spader has an ability to create some really creepy characters.
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The bad news I learned from all of that is that The Avengers 2 isn't scheduled to be released until 2015. Say it ain't so, Joss! smile.gif
I wish it wasn't too....frown.gif
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It is.
OTOH, Spader has an ability to create some really creepy characters.

Spader really is pretty good and in a film directed by Joss Whedon, I would be surprised if he didn't do a terrific job.
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