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Official Plot Details for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Official Plot Details for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’


Today we’ve gotten the first official plot details on Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated Marvel sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. There isn’t much information in the plot summery that most people couldn’t surmise from the titular villain or other casting announcements, but at least it’s now official. The Avengers in 2012 ended up being one of the best blockbusters in years upon its release and became the third highest grossing film of all time, so it is probably safe to assume that the sequel could be even better and be a strong contender for biggest movie off all time when it kicks off summer next year, given the immense talent behind the film.

Ultron has been one of the biggest threats in Marvel comics since his creation in 1968 and given that James Spader is pretty incredible in just about everything he is in, the human hating robot has the potential to be Marvel Studios’ best villains yet. Besides Spader, the first film already established the team, so now the sequel can delve right into the meat of the story. Whedon has stated on several occasions that one of his biggest goals when writing and directing the film was to make it different from the original. So with all that, so far all signs point that Marvel Studios has another winner on their hands.

The official synopsis, provided by Collider, can be read below:

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.