At the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con today, Marvel saved their biggest surprise for last, as just about as their panel was set to end, Joss Whedon took the stage to reveal something very special to those in attendance. “I don’t really have anything, but I have one thing to add,” said the director, before dimming the lights. Then, a title sequence appeared for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is the official title for the sequel to The Avengers.
For those out of the loop on all things Marvel, you can check out the official Wikipedia page for Age of Ultron to get more information on the direction that the studio is heading in. In summary, Age of Ultron was a 10-issue “limited series comic book crossover storyline.” It focused on the return of the villain Ultron and his “conquest of the Earth.”
Ultron is, of course, a very famous comic book villain who first appeared in the 60’s. To be honest, I’m not the biggest Marvel buff and don’t know too much about the character but thankfully, IGN has a quick summary of the super-villain:
The Avengers have found that they can only temporarily stop Ultron. Able to exist within computers and other technology, Ultron always comes back; more difficult to defeat than the last time. His lack of humanity and disrespect for life makes him all the more intimidating — Ultron is the kind of foe who can rarely be reasoned with and trying to find his sympathetic or compassionate side is a fool’s errand.
Again, I’m not exactly a comic book fan and don’t know a whole lot about Ultron, which means that I can’t comment much further on this reveal. What I can tell you, however, is that Ultron is the creation of Henry Pym aka Ant-Man, so that’s obviously how he’ll tie into the film.
As you can imagine, news on Avengers: Age of Ultron is basically non-existent right now as it was just announced. When we hear more though, we’ll be sure to let you know!