Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures have released the official synopsis for the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Sadly there’s nothing really new revealed in the description for the highly anticipated sequel, but it reveals what Disney is willing to give away about the film at this point:
“Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.
In other Marvel news, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” directors Anthony and Joe Russo were on hand at Amoeba Music in Hollywood this week to sign copies of the disc release of that film.
There they told Coming Soon what they consider a “tongue-in-cheek surprise”. In the film a yellow Penske truck is a part of two key moments involving Nick Fury and later Agent Sitwell.
Turns out, they’re the same truck driven by the same man: “The man who drives that truck is very highly trained. He thinks on his own terms. He’s got a plan and a very specific skill set” which has already led to speculation that they’re referring to Frank Castle. Could we see a The Punisher one-shot in the near future? Or, more likely, is this an in-joke by the Russo brothers?