You knew Marvel could not leave San Diego Comic-Con without something pertaining to The Avengers right? At the end of the panel which featured Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, Joss Whedon came out on stage and announced the title for his follow-up to the second biggest movie of all time.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Not exactly what anyone was expecting huh? I think most thought that Thanos would be the big bad in the second Avengers film, but this tells me that he will most likely be held off until #3. Why would you have him be the villain in the second film where he doesn’t even have top billing?
The title does (possibly) reveal a few things about the upcoming Marvel cinematic universe. We know that Vin Diesel has been teasing his future work with Marvel and the fact that Ultron will be the villain in Avengers 2 almost guarantees that he will be cast as The Vision, who was created by Ultron. The villain also may be the segue into the Ant-Man movie with the robotic terror being a creation of Hank Pym himself.
Marvel certainly got a lot of people talking now about the next Avengers, but was it enough to trump the DC announcement of the Batman/Superman movie?
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