‘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. Ultron is my favorite and one of the better arc in EMH, so imagine my reaction when I read his name as the subtitle earlier. Plus he scared the hell out of me, so it will be awesome. Wow, I even went knocked out afterwards. This is a great news, considering I’ve proposed a wild-guess before in ScreenRant about how the Phase 2 movies are leading to Ultron (with Stark making those Iron Legion, and how he stayed connected to Banner, and when Joss Whedon mentioned the villain would be a ‘he’ but not Loki). Yeah, so excited to see more info about this, and I’m certain Hank and Janet will be included, considering Edgar Wright will be shooting his movie at the very same time-schedule with Joss.

  2. Following SHIELDs desire to be better equipped against superpowered foes we’ve seen in Avengers1 and possible the effects of the Winter Soldier in Cap2, I’d say it’s very plausible that Ultimate storyline, in which Hank Pym designs an Ultron army for SHIELD, is followed. It’s a no brainer to see Scarlet Witch eventually be the reason for Ultron to develop selfawareness, although Joss Whedon might want to bend the story arc a little.
    But the main focus doesnt have to be full on Ultron. Ultrons awakening as a villain will slowly be dawning, but I expect Ultron to be the main foe only at the end of the movie and might still be terrorizing earth in Avengers 3. After all, an ‘Age’ shouldn’t be reflected by solely one movie.

    Before Ultron’s debut as ultimate bad guy, there is still the matter of Thanos wanting to court Death. His involvement in attacking earth will most likely trigger Hank activating the Ultrons. Though Thanos’ involvement might in turn also be the reason for the Age of Ultron dawning. Thanos might see Ultron as the ideal tool for “death, death and death”.

    Since the Ant-man movie is scheduled after the Avengers2, is think Hank Pym’s story in Ant-man will look deeper into his and Ultrons past and will feature Hank discovering the usage of Pym particles and the introduction of Wasp and Vision.

    In that line of thought I really hope for the Dr. Strange movie to be set in the aftermath of Ultrons awakening.

  3. Earthbased is good. I’ve said it before: space movies are great, but my main appeal to superhero movies is seeing them do extraordinary stuff in our ordinary world. It’s that contrast that makes them fun for me. I have no real interest seeing them fly around in space and do crazy stuff in equally crazy surroundings.

  4. If Hank Pym isn’t the creator of Ultron I’ll be so extremely pissed, if he is then I will be extremely stoked and i am extremely excited!

  5. Is it just me or does there seem to be some serious problems with Thor the Dark World. Marvel seems to be hiding it, the marketing has been crap so far and the lack of exposure at comic-con makes it seem even worse then I thought. If they don’t let the critics see it until after it is released we will know, they hate it.

    • Dude what are you talking about? They had a panel about Thor the dark world and showed new footage. The movie comes out in November! Wait until September at least before you ask where all the Thor promoting is

  6. So called this. Yes! Also Vin Diesel voicing Ultron and not Thanos is still my prediction.

    • No Vin Diesel will be playing The Vision, that would be my bet.

  7. i have feeling that stark is the going to build this ultron rather than Henry Pym its already once done in the animated film next avengers which showed stark as the creator of ultron .

  8. Is Vin Diesel going to be Vision or Ultron?????????

    • Some sites are reporting Vision saying that an announcment at the end of the month saying he’s Vision is coming.

  9. Avengers: Age of Ultron? From what I know of the character (and that’s very little), I always thought he’s the kind of Villain you’d build up over the course of 2 or 3 movies, like Thanos, Darkseid, Apocalypse, and Brainiac.

    • They could easily introduce Hank or even the concept of Ultron in a post-credits scene or maybe in Cap 2.

  10. In the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, there was a temple. I’m assuming some ancient artifact of Thanos will give Ultron a upgrade.

  11. I dont know anything about these characters, never read a comic in my life but I like these movies alot. But I thought this Thanos guy was the big bad guy?

    Do they not want to have Thanos as the villain for the sequel and are saving him for the 3rd movie? Maybe have him be the main guy behind the scenes in these movies leading up to phase 3 movies and Avengers 3.

    Cause isnt he like the ultimate villain? So to have them fight and beat him in A2 would kind of be a waste wouldnt it?

    • That’s exactly why I’ve been saying all along (since April 2012 in fact) that Thanos is gonna end up being the villain in Avengers 3 and sort of in the background until then.

  12. So with this new info I predict the Avengers will gain 6 new members…Ant-Man, Wasp, Vision, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Falcon. 7 if War Machine joins. This is also assuming the include Wasp with Ant-Man which they should.

  13. Great time to be a CBM fan. I just wish this war between DC fan boys and Marvel fan boys would stop. I know it’s been said a million times but can we bury the hatchet, please? Both studios are successful, and we are all here because we like CBMs. Competition between these 2 juggernauts is a win/win for us fans. Let’s keep the enthusiasm here and leave the pessimism at home.

  14. Awesome!!!!!!!!!! we get Scarlett Witch, Quick Silver, and Ultron!!! Man and Joss Weddon was talking about Ant-Man, Wasp, and Tigra man o man!!! he also talked about adding Female super hero’s to the mix a bit more hope to see She-Hulk, and War Bird aka MRS. Marvel. I am geeking out bad!!!! Hope to hear about a Inhumans film a Hulk Sequel,and a Namor film soon they where awesome. So much awesome new the last few days, we might get Sinister Six in the Spiderman films that means we get to see Doc Ock o man!!!! X-men Days of Future Past, and a X-Force film o my Gawd!!!!! Godzilla!!Dawn of the Apes so many great films in the next few year!!!ok i’m good now.

    • He’s geekin’ ’til he’s squeakin’!

  15. Superman/Bat man wow!

  16. I cannot wait to see falcon in CA2 as well.

  17. So I guess Ultron is going to be a part of the next film, the title is pretty vague :)

    And why not go the traditional route and call it Rise of Ultron, can’t go wrong with that…

    • I think that might feel too much like the title of the terrible 2nd FF movie ;)

  18. Welp. Joss has just said that Pym will not be in the film.

    • Where did you hear that???

      There is a way to do it without introducing Hank Pym!! I WOULD NOT BE VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT but it could be done!

      That is how the post credit scene in the Avengers 2 could go, Show hank in a jail cell and Nick Fury walking up telling him that he can come be a part of Shield OR spend the rest of your life in Prison! MAYBE they will not even show Hanks face, All we would see is a silhouette of him!
      That way they could keep it a secret who is playing Hank until the Antman movie!!!
      Although that is very hard to do anymore! but I could see Marvel pulling that off

      • He’s saying that Hank’s not in it so I can’t see that happening

        • Alright… I just lost about 80% of my interest in this movie…

          WTF?? Ultron created by someone else than Pym? Let me guess: Stark again?

          How can you have a movie about Ultron without having Hank Pym in it???

          Seriously, I’m totally … honestly, I’m heart-broken right now. It’s as though they have no respect for the original work. I may be taking this too seriously, but this is gonna be hard to get over, especially with all the previous excitement when I first heard the news.

          I’ll go weep somewhere in a dark corner, now…

        • Wow, So excited and then this……how can I say fk you Whedon and Marvel in a more politically correct way? Yeah I can’t so……

          No Pym is just plain wrong and I am TIRED of IronMan/Stark always being the center of attention for the group.

          This also means there is little hope of having Pym in the Ant-man movie OR Wasp!

          Just wrong on so many levels.

          • Well at least they broke the news early, now you guys have about 2 years to come to terms with it :) Or Whedon could be lying.

      • Avengers 2 is TITLED “Age of Ultron”. I think it’s safe to say he’s going to be pretty prominent in the movie.

    • That is awesome.

  19. Ultron deserves some building up to imo. Either stark should have created him in IM3 or ant-man needed to show up. Now whats the use of quicksilver and SW if the film should be about the creation of ultron?

  20. Part of what makes Pym so interesting is the guilt he feels from building Ultron.

    • Exactly, I call b******* and think Whedon doesn’t want to say it yet until Wright and Marvel get there actor, I think either just Pym himself or also Pym as Ant-Man will be in Avengers AOU as the creator or Ultron how it should be.

  21. Armie Hammer is definitely Ant-Man! Seen on set of CA:TWS, which has been confirmed as the main bridge film. Then this news, Ultron as main A2 villain. I could be wrong, but I would be really excited if he was seen in the post-credits scene or even a film scene. Though I wasn’t impressed with the IM3, I think mainly because I really wanted to see Sir Ben as a menacing villain, Marvel always have plans set in place and I fully expect to see Guy Pearce and extremsis in A2 as well.

    • Read the article in the link Betos gave a few comments up from this one.

      Whedon said Pym will not be in A2.

      And people said that Edgar Wright commented his movie will be a standalone (not sure if that’s true). Some say he’s still with his stupid idea of old Pym having his suit stolen by young Lang.

      It sucks. Big time.

  22. So does this mean Thanos won’t be appearing in the Avengers? Is he just going to be a Guardians of the Galaxy villain? Kinda disappointing.

  23. Hmmm, Thor intro’d Loki and now Antman will intro this guy. They really are milking the cow!

  24. Once I stopped to think about it, Stark creating Jarvis takes care of a couple of issues. We’ve already got two big-brains in the Avengers team/universe, Stark and Banner. Pym is (as he is often in the comics) somewhat superfluous. Any way you look at this, Pym has to be kind of “shoe-horned” in, simply to match comics canon. I don’t think it’s even been confirmed that Pym IS the Ant-Man in that film (could be the most recent one, Eric Grady, O’Grady?, not sure). Marvel has said they want to do different types of films. Frankly, as much as I enjoy Pym’s character in the comics, The Irredeemable Ant-Man’s character progression from coward/scoundrel to hero is a more unique story arc. Trust Whedon. This will work, whatever he comes up with.

    • Not really. Stark pretty much washed his hands of the whole IM fascination at the end of IM3 so while I could see him returning when the world needs him, agreeing to work on a robotic army I just do NOT see.

      More logical is having a smart scientist working for SHIELD already (Pym) and is able to create the Ultron project using some of Stark’s tech which he finds out about so he demands to be involved to monitor the use of HIS tech.

      *BAM*, no “shoe-horning” involved, it follows canon and flows with what has gone before.

  25. YES!
    Rather see this then Batman/Superman  

  26. Tears of joy…just tears of joy…2015 with Avengers 2, and Superman/Batman??? Oh man!! If only we could get Tron 3 in the mix…

  27. Very Excited to see Ultron, but could care less about his creator the Ant Man, the only thing interesting about Ant Man is the creation of Ultron, he & Wasp should of been killed off by Ultron a long time ago IMO. I want Black Panther in the Avengers movie too.

    • Very well said Dana. I don’t really understand all the superfluous complaining. In the actual comics that people seem to be using as their argument, it was a whole two or three years before readers found out that Ant Man had created Ultron. People are using hindsight knowledge to complain about something so minute it borders on the silly. Obviously Pym is in someway connect to Ultron ( I mean he has his own movie coming out and Marvel doesn’t just hand those out. Hulk anyone?). All Whedon said was that Pym wasn’t in this movie. He never said Pym wasn’t the creator. What he did emphasize was that this was an origin story. And like I said – in the comics when Ultron first comes on the scene (origin story), his creator also isn’t known. People need to really get over themselves.

      • Maybe because all that “complaining” is not superfluous?

        You might like your origin stories completely screwed with but many MANY of us comic book fans do not. This is similar to turning the Mandarin into nothing but a frontman.

        Simply put, Pym was a FOUNDING member of the Avengers (along with Wasp) so to not have either be a part of the group EVER is a real slap in the face.