Comic Con wouldn’t be the same without someone mentioning something about Marvel’s gigantic upcoming sequel The Avengers 2. It feels like just yesterday people around the world were absolutely blown away by Joss Whedon‘s film and yet now we have Thor: The Dark World hitting this fall and Captain America: The Winter Soldier dropping into theaters early next year.
Now, we have confirmation on the sequel to The Avengers, which is being called The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I know very little about the Marvel universe, so I grabbed this comic synopsis from Wikipedia:
During the Age of Ultron storyline, Ultron has returned and conquers the world while slowly remolding it into his image. His Ultron Sentinels are guarding the streets looking for any fugitives. Hawkeye runs into the Ultron Sentinels as he was rescuing the Superior Spider-Man yet manages to destroy the Ultron Sentinels present. It is later revealed that Ultron is actually in the future and has been using Vision as a conduit to punish humanity. While one strike team travels into the future to fight Ultron, Wolverine and Invisible Woman go back in time to kill Pym before he can create Ultron in the first place. This results in a world where Tony Stark controls an army of robotic drones and that Morgan le Fay has conquered half of the world. Travelling back in time once more, Wolverine succeeds in stopping himself from killing Pym, and he, Pym and Susan Storm come up with a different plan. This plan results in a different outcome of the prior confrontation between the Avengers and the Intelligencia; a ‘back door’ installed into Ultron at his original creation allows Hank Pym and Iron Man to destroy the robot, instead, averting the events that led to the ‘Age of Ultron’.
There’s no word on if that has anything to do with Whedon’s actual plot for the sequel, but expect him to pick and choose plot points or characters freely.
I wasn’t too big into The Avengers, so I’ll be following the sequel with little excitement until we actually see some footage.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st, 2015.