AVENGERS 2 Story Details May Reveal the First 20 Minutes of the Film

     June 10, 2014


We still have a little under a year to go before the highly anticipated Marvel sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, but before we’ve seen a frame of footage, it appears that plenty of plot details from the pic have already landed online.  Thus far, we really don’t know much about writer/director Joss Whedon’s follow-up.  The villain is Ultron (played by James Spader), he presumably does bad things, the Avengers must assemble, and Hydra will likely play some role in the film.  However, a new report that has been corroborated by a couple of other outlets purportedly reveals the events that occur in the first 20 minutes of the movie.

Though much of what is revealed here will likely be spoiled by the marketing campaign for the film (we saw plenty of the third act from The Avengers in the trailers), if you want to remain completely fresh, turn back now.  This is your official SPOILER WARNING.  Read the Avengers 2 spoilers at your own risk after the jump.

One last time: if you don’t want to read potential Avengers 2 spoilers, beware the Hulk and turn back now.


Okay, so the folks over at Latino Review have posted what is supposedly a full rundown of what happens in the first 20 minutes of Avengers: Age of Ultron.  This is by no way confirmed, but other outlets have corroborated the validity of the report so it could very well be straight from Whedon’s script.

The film apparently picks up directly after the mid-credits tag from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as the Avengers are already assembled and are targeting the Hydra outpost headed up by Baron von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann), who wields Loki’s staff and is flanked by Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).  The trio take on the invading Avengers.  This is the opening action set piece of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

avengers-2-age-of-ultron-robert-downey-jr-mark-ruffaloIn a true Whedon-esque moment, after the Avengers reign supreme they head back to Avengers Tower (previously Stark Tower) and have a party.  Yes, we will apparently see Thor, Cap, etc. getting down and celebrating their victory.  Start prepping your tumblr posts and gifs accordingly.  Also popping up in the party scene will be Rhodey (Don Cheadle), who makes his brief appearance in the film here.

One major development that we see at this party is that Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow “have a thing for each other,” but are having trouble navigating their burgeoning relationship because Banner is afraid of “hulking out” should they decide to get intimate.  This might explain what Rufflo meant when he said Hulk has “a bigger, more complex role” in the follow-up.  Moreover, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is apparently no longer dating Natalie Portman’s Jane, which seems like a pretty major shift from the end of The Dark World.

And that’s it from the report.  Again, none of this is confirmed but it doesn’t seem too far-fetched.  However, it’s important to keep in mind that filmmaking is a fluid process, so the script may have changed or the film may evolve even further in the post-production process.  We’ll no doubt learn more about the pic next month at Comic-Con, so be sure to check back here for our full rundown of the Marvel panel.

If this is how Age of Ultron opens, what do you folks think?  Are you game for a Hulk/Black Widow romance?  Does the Avengers Dance Party scene make the wait for next year even longer now?  Sound off in the comments below.  Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.


  • JustCurious

    “Moreover, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is apparently no longer dating Natalie Portman’s Jane, which seems like a pretty major shift from the end of The Dark World.”

    Good… these two had zero chemistry and its probably the most forced relationship in these series. Really more of a distraction. Although the bit about the hulk and black widow dating seems bizarre…

    • Guest

      There were a couple of moments between them in Avengers that make this coupling not totally out of left field.

    • LEM

      He has more chemistry with the hammer.

    • the king of comedy

      Portman is a amazing actress but somehow she is awful in these thor movies, when Thor became Thor for the first time and Portma said “Oh… My….. God” her delivery was so chessy, anyways I actually liked her character and there were moments were she was great, and if she is no longer in this universe I`m also going to miss her wacky sidekicks.

    • Jesse!

      yea what kills me is, they bother to have that 2nd end credits scene on Thor 2 of him coming all the way back to make out with Jane, and now they’re splitsville?

      • boop

        I would imagine – if it’s true – that it works out like this. We discover in some off-hand comment that Thor and Jane just “didn’t work out.” Kind of cheap, but whatever. In a story-telling sense, however, it sets up Thor’s desire to return to his home world in Thor 3 and confront Loki one last time in the grandmother of all Shakespearean throw-downs. It also paves the way for a Thor-Sif romance.

  • Caesar

    So Black Widow has romantic vibes with Cap America, Bruce Banner, and Hawkeye? Umm, ok.

    • Mezmero

      Hawkeye has Scarlet Witch now. Black Widow was always like that but in this one I guess she’s with Banner.

    • RedMercury


      • Sweet Pea

        Would you make that joke if it was a male character? Sexism isn’t cool, even in jest.

      • LEM

        Everything is cool in “jest”.

      • Sweet Pea

        Nope. “Everything” isn’t “cool” in “”jest”".

      • rubens_roxx

        says the man/woman with a Fat Albert avatar. making fun of fat people isn’t cool. hehe of course it is!!!

      • Sweet Pea

        How did you know I’m a man/woman??!! Anyway, transgenderness aside… You obviously never saw Fat Albert, Cosby would never make fun of fat people.

      • kw

        Chill out. D*ckwad.

      • Sweet Pea

        I am chilled. You’re the one using profanity. W*nkstain. Oops now I am too, maybe I do need to chill?

      • rubens_roxx

        he’d lift thor’s hammer if there was a check involved.

      • Sweet Pea

        Racist. You crossed a line there.

      • rubens_roxx

        what line? is there some secret racist line???

      • rubens_roxx

        what line? is there some secret racist line???

      • Sweet Pea

        Exactly what a racist would say. Check and mate.

    • bidi

      maybe that’s the thing that causes in-fighting with the group. they need to conflict somehow. it would be boring to watch them sing kumbaya for two and a half hours

      • LEM

        If I cared about the relationships between the characters I’d watch the Avengers porn movie.

      • Edstone1

        Like you haven”t allready…:)

      • Dave

        There is one already? Damn! Why didn’t I know about this. Maybe I’m not *as* perverted as I think I’m after all. Doesn’t matter, I’m gonna go look for it….

      • Andrew Sanders

        There’s an Avengers porn movie????

  • Mischief Maker

    Exciting stuff, but I would take all this with a salt mine’s worth of salt grains. Maybe Thor needed someone stronger who could take a constant hammering. Or maybe it was an ultimatum: “It’s me or your pet Frost Monster.” We all know how that would go. Whatever happened to that thing anyway?

  • kokoloko

    so black widow wearing an arrow necklace is just her wearing an arrow necklace?

    • LEM

      Does the arrow point down? It may just be directions.

  • TigerFIST

    Sounds cool to me. I’m happy Thor and foster aren’t dating anymore if true. Their relationship was never that great. Felt both films suffered from it. Would like a Thor film to be only on asgard. Like the opening battle. I’m down!

    • MJ

      You really need to get out more, my friend….

      • TigerFIST

        Why did you say that?

      • MJ

        Just joking. You sounded so serious about worrying about Thor’s girlfriend. Just my lame sense of humor. Sorry!

      • Sweet Pea

        You should have had the courage to take that joke all the way. Bottled it.

      • MJ

        Good point!

      • MJ

        Good point!

      • LEM

        If anyone knows about jesting it’d be sweet pea.

      • Sweet Pea

        Or you, you too are obviously funny AND witty. A charming combo. Why didn’t you use the quotation marks on “jesting” this time tho?? :(

  • Reina

    Hell yes to the Avengers dance party, no to the Hulk/Black Widow romance

  • yrulaughing418

    some strange symmetry there

    Thor’s presence in Avengers 1 negates the first Thor movie’s ending (the bridge between Earth and Asgard being destroyed)

    and Thor’s appearance in Avengers 2 sounds like it will negate Thor: The Dark World’s ending (Thor and Jane still being together)

    • ryanobrien

      In The Avengers Loki says that Odin used dark magic to send Thor to Earth to get him.

      • Mischief Maker

        I heard “dark Energy”. Still a magic maguffin, but with all the hoopla in science circles about dark matter, well, we did convert matter into energy and bombs. Sounds a lot trickier to convert matter into an energy bridge or transporter that won’t blow up the passenger.

        I did think all the grandeur of the first film was gone in the second film over a villian with unclear goals or purpose. Loki was the true villian in the first film and had a clear goal. Destroy everyone who stands in his way to the throne.

        There was personal conflict in the characters. The second film sacrificed people for action. If not for the Loki-Thor bit in the third act, there was no real emotional risk by anyone. They went towards action over emotionial relationships. That is always the key to getting people involved. Character versus action. Iron Man, TFA, IH, TWS, and Thor all proved it.

    • The Hood

      help with the first comment.. The bi-frost has been destroyed (as seen in Thor 1) yes, that is very true. In the Avengers, after Thor kidnaps Loki from the quinjet, Loki asks him, “How much magic did the All Father conjure up to send you here”. I wondered the same thing until I went to see the movie again to look for things I missed.

      Also, his appearance in Avengers 2 has nothing to do with the relationship he and Jane have. He IS an Avenger and guardian of the 9 realms, which Earth falls into to.

      Whedon could end the relationship between Jane and Thor with a single sentence without it having an affect on the plot. Although, as a reader of comics since grade 3 and a lover of these movies, I know all too well that nothing is ever over. People die and come back all the time and sometimes die multiple times.

  • Chachi

    When trying to picture them all partying at Avengers Tower all I can picture is the celebratory party that Team America had after they leveled Paris.

    • Gypsy

      Wish there was a “like” button because now I can’t get that mental image out of my head.

  • MJ

    Sheesh, all they got is the tired old Hydra and their “new Nazi’s” again, with this silly Scarlet Witch character? And bringing in the weak-ass Cheadle..huh?

    The last movie had gravitas to it with Earth’ existence in doubt. This sounds like a step back. I gotta say, I am disappointed.

    • bidi

      you’re disappointed by a very-far-from-confirmed description about the opening 20 minutes of a film we’ve seen zero footage for? as if the first 20 min is the climax or something? i just don’t get it. help me understand your reasoning

      • MJ

        Well, I will say that my comments are of course based on this report being accurate.

        The Hydra thing and the Nazi’s are all used up at this point in terms of fresh storytelling — that is my opinion.

      • Canastrophy

        I wish I could say the same thing about IRL Nazis… look at the voting polls worldwide, that right wing shift… scary.

      • Canastrophy

        I wish I could say the same thing about IRL Nazis… look at the voting polls worldwide, that right wing shift… scary.

    • Kazie

      I heard something about the black panther showing up in the next avengers and hes supposed to be played by wesely snipes

    • ShpotSb

      Dude, the whole Hudra thing is only the intro, Ultron is the big bad. Its going be like Avengers vs Skynet.

  • Drake

    Seems very speculative…

  • TheDarkNut

    They are not going to spend 20 minutes of screentime at some post Chitauri rave at Starks house.


    avengers party sounds funn

    • The Hood

      I heard that it is the team back at Stark tower all taking turns trying to lift Thors Hammer. Iron mans tries and his arm pops off, Captain america tries and he only budges it. Sounds cool

      • bidi

        that would actually be a fun little scene. except Cap could never budge that thing. Hulk didn’t even budge it

      • Bob

        Its not strength that lifts Thors hammer.

      • bidi

        i suppose. but wouldn’t Cap be more worthy of the power of Thor? regardless, i’m on board with the scene. it sounds fun, and i can easily picture everyone shit talking each other and Stark trying to cheat to lift it

      • bidi

        i suppose. but wouldn’t Cap be more worthy of the power of Thor? regardless, i’m on board with the scene. it sounds fun, and i can easily picture everyone shit talking each other and Stark trying to cheat to lift it

      • Sweet Pea

        I assume “lift Thors Hammer” is a euphemism… Your party sounds a little too weird I think homes.. Sicko

      • Klappstuhl

        If they do, there needs to be a follow-up scene with Thor throat-grabbed and pinned to a wall by Ultron. A little kid lifts the hammer, handing it to Thor, who hits Ultron.
        *CLONK* “I thank thee, child!”

      • Klappstuhl

        If they do, there needs to be a follow-up scene with Thor throat-grabbed and pinned to a wall by Ultron. A little kid lifts the hammer, handing it to Thor, who hits Ultron.
        *CLONK* “I thank thee, child!”

  • Lovecraftlives

    Don’t believe this shit people. This is coming form Latino Review who have come up with bullshit after bullshit time and time again! Wait for the trailer or other info to come.

    • Strong Enough

      Their marvel reporting is spot on. They were first with the daredevil and ant man scoop

  • fechu1922

    Go Banner!, what a catch. Doctors need love too, ok?. Can’t be science all the time.

  • pro346

    sounds like a typical mcu movie too much hero not enough villain……just needs a bland uninteresting score for it to stick to the formula

  • eternalozzie

    I know all i’m going to be thinking through this entire movie is this isn’t the real ultron without Hank Pym and who is this generic clown dressed like Quicksilver … Evan Peters was epic as Quicksilver in X-men DOFP.

  • Strong Enough

    the fact that the Hulk is going to be crushin on Scarlett is ….. bizarre

  • TedSallis

    I’m betting they misread Thor not dating Jane when they see Thor clearly macking on ladies other than her. I am guessing that the Asgardian thunder god definition of “Being True” might be a bit different than the average person.

  • Faptain America

    It actually sounds plausible. They take out Von Strucker and the Maximoff twins. They go party. But while they’re partying, something causes the genesis of Ultron right there in Avengers Tower, under their noses. Maybe it’s something they did inadvertently.
    Ultron rises. Quicksilver and Witch arrive to help. Major character dies by second act. Cue third act smash up.

    Also Black Widow is a slut. No surprise there. That woman is entirely devoid of scruples.

    • Sweet Pea

      Why is Black Widow a slut then??

  • YodaRocks

    Black Widow and Captain America made a good pair in Cap2. Banner and Black Widow had moments in Avengers 1 but didn’t look a good pair.

    • Sweet Pea

      I see where you’re going with this YodaRocks you old dog… 3 isn’t always a ‘crowd’ eh… Cap + Banner + Black Widow = a very happy YodaRocks

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  • Tom

    This sounds like horrible fan fiction.

  • Royale With Cheese

    Thank you SOOOO much for posting a spoiler warning. I didn’t read this article and won’t be reading any other or watching any trailers for this film. I definitely want to go in knowing as little as possible. Thanks again!

  • Friday J.

    To be honest, BlackWidow seem’d only friendly whit Cap. Inn Cap2. I thougt they where hinting something whit her and Falcon. But thing’s change.

  • Jamesy

    This is a bit unrelated, but perhaps the reason Wright left Ant-Man is because they were trying to fit in the Hank Pym-Ultron story so it could tie in with the MCU and Avengers 2 but Wright was having none of it?

  • Jesse!

    Dude, let’s be honest: this is Scarlet Johansson… EVERY Avenger (not to mention likely just most in the entire Marvel universe) wants to hit that.

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  • Mzuark

    1. There’s no way they could fit all of this into just 20 minutes.
    2. The Avenger’s don’t just “burst into” places. They’d need a really good reason to assemble, otherwise it’s Cap’s problem.
    3. Dance parties and impromptu sex scenes? You guys don’t really believe this schlock do you?

    • bardghost

      i agree with 1 because if hydra have loki’s staff that should be big fight there
      number 2 is that they do have a reason to be bursting into places suche as hydra just tore shield to pieces
      and 3 im not sure about

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