You didn’t think we’d forgotten about Avengers in the midst of all this Star Wars madness, did you? With the film’s international rollout kicking off in just a couple of days, Marvel has released a new behind-the-scenes Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette that delves into the dilemma that kicks the whole plot into gear: Tony Stark’s creation of the titular robot Ultron.
Stark builds Ultron as a prototype, a way to possibly never have to get back in the Iron Man suit himself again. The seeds of this storyline were planted in Iron Man 3, where we saw Tony tinkering with the idea of drone suits, but Ultron is different in that delves into the arena of Artificial Intelligence. Of course, as with all brushes with A.I., the robot has ideas of his own, thus setting off a series of events for which only one remedy is available: the re-assembly of The Avengers.
Check out the new Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette below, via Marvel. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, James Spader, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chris Hemsworth. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in domestic theaters on May 1st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron:
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.
For our “future Marvel stuff” coverage from the Avengers: Age of Ultron press day, peruse the links below.
- BLACK WIDOW Movie: Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Feige Have Discussed Series of Films
- Chris Hemsworth Reveals the 3 Marvel Movies Left on His Contract
- Can Hulk Survive in Space? Mark Ruffalo Weighs In
- AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Director Joss Whedon Talks Easter Eggs, First Cut
- Mark Ruffalo Reveals Universal Owns the Rights to Standalone HULK Movies
- Scarlett Johansson Teases “Psychological Twists” in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
- Spider-Man Is Not in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Says Kevin Feige
- Joss Whedon Says He’s Taking a Break From Marvel
- Marvel’s Kevin Feige Reveals When His Contract Ends
- SPIDER-MAN: Kevin Feige Confirms Peter Parker, Talks High School Spidey