‘The Avengers 2′ is Titled ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 21st, 2013 at 9:17 pm,

avengers age ultron title The Avengers 2 is Titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel showcased footage from their upcoming Phase 2 movies Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy at the studio’s 2013 Comic-Con panel. However, it was all buildup to the final reveal: the official title for writer-director Joss Whedon’s sequel to The Avengers, which is… wait for it… The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Whedon took the stage in Hall H at the conclusion of Marvel’s Comic-Con panel, in order to introduce a brief teaser for the second Avengers movie, which is also the final installment in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The preview included material from the first Avengers film, spliced together with new footage (showing a man approaching an unidentified temple) and the reveal of CGI images that form Ultron’s face – followed by the official logo, which is featured as the header image for this article.

[UPDATE: Whedon has revealed that Ultron will get a new origin story in the Avengers sequel.]

avengers 2 age ultron The Avengers 2 is Titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Ultron, for those not familiar, is a Marvel villain who was introduced back in the 1960s. The character – originally identified as Ultron-5, the living automaton – is the creation of Henry Pym (a.k.a. Ant-Man), a robot who developed self-awareness and intelligence, but then formed an intense hatred for its “father” and evolved into a supervillain.

The Avengers – in printed form – have fought multiple upgraded versions of the dangerous robot, over the decades since the character’s inception in the comic books. As far as his general qualities are concerned: Ultron customarily possesses super-human intelligence and data-processing capabilities, among other “powers” that make him a formidable opponent for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Ant Man with his ant friends The Avengers 2 is Titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron, so it seems, will therefore be Hank Pym’s introduction to the MCU, before the character gets his own standalone feature in 2015 with Ant-Man: the first installment in Marvel’s Phase 3. Whedon using the character in his Avengers sequel script would also set the stage for the filmmaker to include Janet van Dyne/Wasp in the film, given her connections to Pym (she previously came close to making the cut in the first Avengers movie).

Similarly, assuming that Ultron’s origins are not significantly changed or altered for Whedon’s film, this means that Avengers: Age of Ultron should be the third Earth-based adventure in Phase 2, after Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That appears to be the case, given the previously-established importance of the Captain America sequel in the overarching story in Phase 2 (according to the previous reports on that subject) – and thus, the expectation is that Cap’s new adventure will place down the immediate groundwork for an Avengers reunion.


Iron Man 3 releases on DVD and Blu-ray on September 24th, 2013.

Meanwhile, Thor: The Dark World opens in theaters on November 8th, 2013, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6th, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017.

Source: Marvel

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  1. wait…I’m a little confused here, why tease Thanos in the first movie and then bring in Ultron as the heavyweight from the 2nd movie before ant man is even introduced?

    wouldn’t it have made more sense to bring in Thanos via some reference or brief appearance in Thor 2 then make him a major player in Guardians thus setting up the big brawl for it all in Avengers 2? then they could make phase three all about Ultron rather than just tossing him in the ring, they can’t possibly give him the build up he deserves before A2.

    and how can there be an Ultron before Henry Pym gets a movie in which he creates him?

    somebody please to me explain how this makes any sense whatsoever…

    • As of now I agree. Thor 2 and Guardians should have led to Thanos in A2. Then Ant-Man introduces Ultron in his movie after A2 etc…Then for A3 its Ultron and he maybe releases some other villains as well to cause havoc while doing his plans, like Abomination and Leader. They can still do that last part for A2, but with the post credut scene in Avengers and the slate of movies coming you would expect Thanos in A2. Weird. I have trust in Whedon though so I hope he pulls through.

  2. The only things I hope they fix in this Marvel Universe of films is Bring in the Leader for the Hulk Sequel. and Mandarin I was thinking that the Asian man at the beginning of Ironman 3 that Tony did not speak too if I am correct, could be the real Mandarin. T o bring in the powerful Mandarin and Fin Fang Foom since wild creature do live in the realm of Thor could be possible to bring them both in.

    • @X-Fan – I agree 100%. The Leader is such a great villain & they supposedly have him in SHIELD custody. (According to the prequel comic; Fury’s Big Day)It would be great to get Doc Samson, She-hulk, or Rulk (played by Ross).

  3. Avengers 3, The Spawning of Paste Pot Pete!!

  4. Well well…..this is a big nut to crack. Where’s Mjolnir when you need it? Oh, that’s right, it’s in Thor’s hand.

    Too bad.

    Anyways, this title had really thrown me for a loop. Age of Ultron….it almost didn’t make a whole lot of sense. I mean, they put Thanos at the end of The Avengers, and then they slap him aside for Ultron, who hadn’t even been hinted at prior to this save for Selvig’s comment in Thor, and it was for Pym at that? It didn’t seem to make sense. Then I got to thinking, maybe it DID make sense.

    Let me present my hypotheses before you go slapping me around with comic-book facts (and facts they are).

    At the end of Iron Man 3, Stark has basically backed away from suiting up and fighting, or so it seems. The main things that grabbed my attention were that the Arc Reactor was removed from his chest, and that as far as I can tell, the actual dead body of Killian/Mandarin wasn’t shown. That instantly brought three theories to my mind: One, he used Extremis to recover from the surgery that removed the shrapnel from his chest, two, he is now vulnerable to mind control (remember how it was the Arc Reactor that kept Loki from taking control of him in the Avengers?), and three, the Mandarin could still be alive.

    Recall, if you will, that Loki was essentially being the pawn of Thanos, as he seemed to covet and wish to acquire the Tesseract-but what if that wasn’t Thanos sole purpose in attacking Earth? What if there was something else he sought (i.e. death for Mistress Death), and what if Loki wasn’t his only pawn? What if there was another pawn-on Earth? Also, remember that they have already stated that the Avengers 2 will not have a happy ending, and that it will be more about them saving each other?

    So, simplified, my guesses at what happens is somewhere along this line: Though Pym doesn’t sound like he will be in the movie, maybe he has been the pawn for Thanos via the same sort of mind control that Selvig and Hawkeye were placed under and has been working on building an Ultron army, but there are certain parts he can not complete on his own, so Thanos, or another pawn, goes and also subjugates Stark to the mind control, and thus is forced to complete work on the Ultron army, and perhaps he still has a few armors or has built one or two just in case they were needed, and maybe they were in conjunction with his possible use of Extremis, thus an Extremis-powered Iron Man Armor. Banner could also be coerced into compliance somehow, like if he doesn’t, Stark will die, or maybe even the same mind control, I don’t know. That would be enough for the Avengers to be banded together again, to stop/save their teammates and stop an army of Ultrons under the control of Thanos via a “main” Ultron. Maybe they’ll be able to save their friends, but maybe they won’t be able to stop the Ultrons/Thanos from waging war against Earth? That wouldn’t be a happy ending, save their friends but not the world. All they could do was “avenge” it.

    Also, maybe the “Mandarin”, aka Andrich Killian, will have some of the Ultrons under his control, along with a new set of Extremis soldiers, or maybe they’re also pawns of Thanos.

    This could explain the whole “Age of Ultron” title, and still include Thanos in a background role. Of course, that’s a h&*l of a lot to put into a movie.

    Anyway, they’re just my ideas. Any way it goes, I’m still watching the MCU and DC movies!

  5. in the avengers which i just recently watched they kept on talking about phase 2 when the avengers project was scraped and i think that is ultron and tony stark is working on it with shield.