Avengers Team Gets A Big Shake-Up

Marvel’s Kevin Feige has confirmed that by the end of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the team of ‘Avengers’ that we started with will not be the same ones that we end the film with.

Speaking with Buzzfeed from the set of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Feige essentially confirms that the third “Avengers” film will sport a whole new team of heroes:

“The Avengers films, ideally, in the grand plan are always big, giant linchpins. It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, twelve-issue mega-event.

Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was. I envision the same thing occurring after this movie, because the [Avengers] roster is altered by the finale of this film.”

Much of this will lead into the third “Captain America” film with Marvel’s famed ‘Civil War’ storyline coming into play. Chris Evans spoke about his character and where he stands in the wake of ‘Winter Soldier’ and where he starts off in ‘Ultron’:

“He’s still looking for a home, probably a metaphorical home. He’s always felt comfortable as a soldier. And he likes structure. He works well taking orders.

But when that dynamic turned on him, he’s now left to depend upon his team, the Avengers. There really is no one above them telling them what to do. They’re kind of having to operate independently.

So there’s a lot of leaning on one another, but there really isn’t a kind of clear chain of command. And I think Cap looks for that. I think he’s looking to understand where he belongs, not just as a soldier, as Captain America, but as Steve Rogers, as a person.”

Meanwhile actor Chris Hemsworth says the main aim with Thor in ‘Ultron’ is just to get him to “lighten up a bit”:

“Whereas the first [Avengers] was [about] the journey of the team, I think, this time, you have six or seven things going on, which I was really impressed by. I like where Thor has been taken in this. He sort of sees a whole other side to what’s going on in the conflict, and another potential threat. And he kind of segues a bit and has his own little sort of journey.

It gave us room to kind of make him a little more grounded and human and have him in some civilian clothes and mixing it up at a party. I want to do those scenes more. It’s what I loved about the first [Thor film]. There was an innocence and naivete to him, which as he matured into the king of the second [Thor film] – or the rightful king – we sort of lost a little bit of that. That was that story.”