Avengers: Age of Ultron Release Date
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a sequel to a 2012 fantasy film The Avengers. The events of The Avengers unfolds in the universe of Marvel’s comic books and resonate with other popular films, such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Incredible Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man and others.
The sequel will be directed again by Joss Whedon, and we will be able to see our favorite actors playing the film’s characters – Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, etc.
The second film was officially announced in May 2012. In early June 2013, the filming preparations have started, and its release is scheduled in North America on 1st May 2015.
Joss Whedon was appointed the film’s director again. He is also known by Toy Story, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series and others. In one of his interviews, Whedon said that he wanted a sequel to be “...smaller. More personal. More painful. By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time.”
The following actors will play the characters of the second film: Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Dr. Bruce Banner / Hulk), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) among others.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios are responsible for the film’s production.
Ultron is a robot which was created by the scientist Hank Pym. As it usually happens, Ultron was created from the best of motives and was supposed to serve the common good, but something just went wrong one day. As a result, his motives changed to hostile. He managed to erase his creator’s memory and ran away. Ultron appears as a human-like robot, android, from the outside. As the graphic stories progressed, Ultron has opposed Avengers several times. Later, he found a way to rebuild himself using adamantium which turns out to be the firmest materials on the planet. Having the aim of destroying all the Avengers, Ultron has created the entire army of robots. He despises all living creatures regarding them as imperfect forms of life and fights them.
After the invasion of Loki’s army, Nick Fury, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., is in a great need for the Avengers who will be able to resist the villain. When Loki fails in obtaining the tesseract for Tanos, the latter directs all his anger to the Earth and destroys 9 countries on the planet. In order to save the humanity from destruction, the Avengers have to meet again. This time, they might get new allies.
Ultron is a Marvel Universe character. He was first mentioned in the Avengers #54 which was released in June 1968. In the 2009 list of the top 100 comic book villains of all times Ultron is 23rd.
The Avengers have a rallying cry – ”Avengers assemble!” It is interesting that nobody says this aloud in the first movie, but we can see it being used in the text messages sent by Captain America.
Edward Norton and Joaquin Phoenix could have played Hulk, but this role was given to Mark Ruffalo following the negotiations.
The secret government organization S.H.I.E.L.D. with Nick Fury at its head performs various activities on researching supernatural abilities and different artifacts. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series is aired on ABC channel, and it features the events taking place after the first part of The Avengers.
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