Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Rated NR - This Film Currently Has No Rating
Genre/s: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Adaptation, Superhero, Science Fiction
This film is to be released on May 1 , 2015 (US Release Date, Available for Worldwide Viewing)
Writer and Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Andy Serkis, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany and Samuel L. Jackson
Avengers disassemble? It looks like it. Welcome back to Dateline Movies, and a blessed new year to everyday. This year is abundant with exciting and thrilling films to watch. Trailers promoting these films are now live online or in television. One of these films is what made every comic fanboy going wild. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the trailers for Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as the first part of our Spotted! posts.
Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin) reassembles the Avengers, composing of SHIELD agents Captain America, played by Chris Evans (TMNT), Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, (Her), Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy), and the almighty Thunder-God Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, (Red Dawn), with a little help from War Machine played by Don Cheadle (House of Lies) and the Incredible Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo (13 Going on 30) in order to shut down Ultron, played by James Spader (The Blacklist) whose goal is to exterminate all life on Earth for peace.
Along the way, they encounter new characters such as the twins Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and the Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen (both appeared in the new Godzilla), who have a mysterious background to reveal, Ulysses Klaw, played by the very talented Andy Serkis, (Dawn of The Planet of The Apes), who is on the hunt for something very rare and very valuable, and the Vision, played by Paul Bettany (Priest), an enigmatic and mystifying AI.
Spotted!: Hidden Surprises and Trivia (Spoiler Alert!)
Source 1, Source 2, Source 3, Source 4
If so, this might be an exclusive take on this hero. In the comics, the Vision was built by Ultron, who would probably do the same here, in order to take down the Avengers and his creator in the comics, Hank Pym (who would appear in the upcoming Ant-Man film, played by Michael Douglas). However, in this movie, Iron Man will build Ultron, instead of Pym (or designs it based on Pym's ideas). He later turned against Ultron and became an Avenger. It is possible that JARVIS may have hacked into the Vision and used it for the advantage of the Avengers. There were several teasers showing what the Vision will look like. We hope to see him in action very soon. Here is one of those concept arts.
For more information about the Vision, click here.
In the comics, Ultron formed a somewhat similar team called "The Masters of Evil" under his Crimson Cowl persona. This particular version featured unknown villains, with the exception of Ulysses Klaw. Ultron is not, however, the first leader of the Masters of Evil with Baron Zemo (who might be played by Daniel Bruhl in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War) as its founder.
For more information about the Masters of Evil, click here and for Baron Zemo, click here.
In the comics, he was a scientist hellbent on obtaining the rare Vibranium, the same metal that made-up Captain America's shield. This metal can only be found exclusively on Wakanda, a fictional Marvel Universe country in Africa. Speaking of Wakanda, there was a scene featuring a Quinjet, one of the Avengers' means of transports, landing in a seemingly familiar area. As seen in the image below, it looks as if Black Panther might drop by to lend a hand or Ultron might grab some items to continue his conquest. Notice the near similarities of each location.
For more information about Loki's scepter, click here and for Heimdall, click here.
For more information about the show, click here, for the series' protagonist, click here and for the organization, click here.
Many have their own predictions of what Marvel has to offer, but here's my prediction based on what we've heard so far and to close this post. These are mainly guesses and Captain America: Civil War might use some of these elements. So be warned!
After Ultron's devastating attack, the Invincible Iron Man partakes and joins in the ranks of promoting and enforcing the so-called new government-mandated law, the "Superhuman Registration Act", a law which strictly observes and enforces the surrender of all super-humans' alter egos. A new SHIELD organization, which will be headed by Agent Phil Coulson, assists and gave their full support in Iron Man's campaign. And together with T'Challa, who is known as the hero Black Panther, volunteers to co-fund the project, as well as aiding in developing the Wakandan armory.
The First Avenger Captain America, who was still in shock due to Iron Man's final decision, decides to form and create a new collaboration of superheroes named the "Secret Avengers". This version of the Avengers operates underground and mostly comprises of "street heroes". Captain America recruits the help of the mystic Scarlet Witch and his brother Quicksilver, Scott Lang (now Goliath), the Incredible Hulk, Falcon, Hawkeye and the Winter Soldier.
Iron Man immediately activates the New Avengers Initiative upon learning of Captain America's undertaking. His so-called "New Avengers" includes the Black Widow, the Iron Patriot, the Vision, Black Panther, Skye (now Quake), Mighty Thor, Hank Pym (as Ant-Man) and the Iron-Spider (was Spider-Man), who later on defected to the Secret Avengers.
Iron Man, Shield Agent Coulson and Nick Fury have made a contingency plan if ever the the New Avengers would fail at their mission. Ultimately known as the "Thunderbolts Initiative", it includes recruiting villains to track down other heroes worldwide. This task-force is lead by Baron Zemo, a retired HYDRA officer. Joining Zemo in this task is the Abomination, Justin Hammer (now the Crimson Dynamo), Samuel Sterns (now the Leader), Brock Rumlow (now Crossbones), and Yellowjacket.
Possible cameo appearances by noteworthy Marvel characters include Maria Hill, Peggy Carter, Pepper Potts, "Thunderbolt" Ross, Hope Van Dyne, Jane Foster, President Ellis and of course, our man, Stan Lee.
Possible mentions include Betty Ross, Doctor Strange, Baron Von Strucker, Loki, Happy Hogan, Howard Stark, Erik Selvig, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Coulson's Team and the Inhumans.