With Guardians of the Galaxy finishing its late summer run in theaters and Captain America: The Winter Soldier now on home video, all focus on the Marvel movie front going forward is on the studio’s next – and biggest – release, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Principal photography on the sequel to the third top-grossing film of all-timewrapped a month ago and now it’s time for post-production and marketing leading up to its May 2015 release.
Marvel Studios hasn’t been shy about who the villain(s) of The Avengers 2 are and the same goes for a few of the new potential heroes joining the cast. It was over a year ago when Joss Whedon took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 to unveil the Age of Ultron subtitle of the film and it was a few months before that where he teased the introduction of at least two new important Marvel Comics characters joining the fray.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron, released by Disney and Marvel Studios:
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
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