Avengers sequel to be named The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Story by Jack Foley
MARVEL topped a memorable day at Comic-Con 2013 with the revelation that the sequel to Avengers Assemble will be called The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The announcement was made by director Joss Whedon at the end of a strong presentation by the studio, which also saw footage being unveiled from forthcoming titles Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
According to the comics, Ultron is an artificial intelligence created by the original Ant-Man, Dr. Henry Pym.
When Ultron attempts to destroy his creator, as well as the whole of humanity, he subsequently creates an android named The Vision, who initially attacks the Avengers but later becomes a member of the team.
Needless to say, the announcement – and appearance by Whedon – sent the crowd into a frenzy.
But equally memorable for fans was the start of proceedings, which saw Tom Hiddleston dressed in full Loki regalia bursting onto the stage and performing a sketch that teed up footage from Thor: The Dark World.
Marvel also brought out most of the Captain America cast, including Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, while showing the first footage involving screen legend Robert Redford.
And there was also a surprise appearance from the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista and Michael Rooker, as well as director James Gunn.
Fans were also treated to a montage of shots and scenes from Guardians (which already looks like it’s adopting a completely different tone from other movies in the comic book universe) even though shooting is only into its second week.