THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON to Feature Another Villain, One with Ties to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

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While the main villain in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron might be easy to figure out (Hint: It’s in the title.), a new report has a secondary villain showing up to test the superhero team.  We’ll keep the identity of that villain until after the jump, but for a teaser, the character is rumored to be tied in with newcomers Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in some fashion.

The film also stars Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansChris HemsworthMark RuffaloScarlett JohanssonCobie SmuldersSamuel L. Jackson, and James Spader.  The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.  Hit the jump for more, including all manner of possible spoilers.

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The rumor of a new villain in The Avengers: Age of Ultron was first reported by Latino-Review, and apparently further supported by HitFix.  So which villain will be joining the fray in the Marvel sequel?  Why, it’s Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker!  If that name means little or nothing to you, here’s a bit on his backstory:  A former Nazi soldier and one of H.Y.D.R.A.’s leaders, Strucker has been physically augmented to the point of achieving near invulnerability and an impressive healing factor that allows him to cheat death time and again.  (For those of you still trying to suss out Agent Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) return, just know that Strucker was also a Life Model Decoy on a couple of occasions.)

That’s all well and good, but how does Strucker fit into the story?  According to both reports, the Nazi nasty will be responsible for bringing both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into the fray, and it seems that the new characters are actually on his side, at least at the outset.  If it turns out to be true, that could make for an interesting arc to see how/when/if the siblings are invited into The Avengers‘ fold.

As for casting, Latino-Review reports that Marvel is looking for a “PHYSICALLY IMPOSING MAN, age range 40-50, Caucasian, for a supporting role” and has eyed both Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II) and Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King).  They’re also quick to point out that neither actor is officially in the film yet and may not have even received an offer.  There’s likely much more to come over the next … year and a half before The Avengers: Age of Ultron debuts, so stay tuned.

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  • God of Collider

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    • Fulci is God

      i thought man of steel was loads better then any marvel film

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        it is true though. marvel thrives on mediocrity

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      • Josiah

        No, Marvel thrives on cohesiveness and great story telling. MOS =/= those things.

      • Strong Enough

        So IM3 and Dark world are great storytelling? lmaoo yeah right. they play it safe and its been working for them. not forever though

      • Jason Reichow

        I for one liked Iron Man 3 (at least it’s better than IM2) and Dark World quickly shot up to my favorite MCU movie. And they don’t play it safe. If they played safe, we wouldn’t have the MCU in the first place and they wouldn’t be releasing a movie next year with a talking Raccoon!

      • Strong Enough

        Story wise. Marvel can afford a flop but story wise they always play it safe.

      • Strong Enough

        Story wise. Marvel can afford a flop but story wise they always play it safe.

      • Jason Reichow

        I for one liked Iron Man 3 (at least it’s better than IM2) and Dark World quickly shot up to my favorite MCU movie. And they don’t play it safe. If they played safe, we wouldn’t have the MCU in the first place and they wouldn’t be releasing a movie next year with a talking Raccoon!

      • mattinacan

        the first hour or so of MOS is quite impressive, then it devolves into a long boring action scene that kills the movie.

      • Brandon

        True that. I watched it recently and fell asleep near the end…during a lengthy snoozer of an action sequence.

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    • Soumya Dham

      the ‘mandarin’ twist is unforgivable though!

    • Soumya Dham

      the ‘mandarin’ twist is unforgivable though!

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  • pro346

    i wonder if this one will have a cr@p score and little to non existent plot like the last one….but the big question is will it rip the ending of transformers 4? Will the hulk be able to control himself only when the script calls for it without any explanation?

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      • Nerdgasm

        I will give you the Hulk thing wasn’t FULLY explained and Nerds had more of an IN of what was going on. The staff that Loki had was controlled by the Mind Gem and you are tainted by it if you are within the proximity of it which was because of the growing aggression of Bruce and the sudden argument that all the Avengers got into letting Hawkeye infiltrate the Hella Carrier extremely easy. You hafta had been touched by it via Loki for him to control you but it still taints your mind regardless if you are within it’s space. BUT it was not how you said by saying “Only when the script called for it.” So you are wrong sir and have right to whine…..so fuck off.

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  • Brian Parker

    This sounds like they are ret-conning Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver with the Von Strucker twins. Hmmmm, I think I’m ok with that. This way they would get the “super villian” father without the need to explain why Magneto isn’t part of the equation – since he’s over at Fox. :)

  • TheDarkNut

    Dougray Scott will do this for free if he has to, remember he was the first choice for Wolverine back in X Men (2000) but passed on the role to do MI;2. He is not going to miss this chance if he can help it.

    • LEM

      I thought it was Russel Crowe who then turned it down and suggested Jackman for it which is why Jackman says he owes his career to Crowe.

      • Nerdgasm

        Nah Dougry Scott was in lock down for it cause he was the studios choice and he got the part. Crowe was Singers pick and when he dropped then Dougry did the studio had no choice but to listen to Singer who took Crowes advice and screened jackman.

      • LEM

        That sucks for him but I really can’t see him as Wolverine.

    • Chad

      Scott didn’t “pass” on it. He was stuck filming M:I2, which went over schedule, and couldn’t do X-Men because of John Woo’s overindulgence.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    This guy resembles lex Luthor
    Coincidence ?
    I think not

    • Nerdgasm

      You obviously know nothing and have never read anything that has Strucker in it……

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  • rivertreeradar

    hydra was barely shown in cap 1 except for red skull zola and some mute stormtroopers. bring on a modern full on hydra with red skull returning

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      Agents of SHIELD season 2

    • Norrtron

      Exactly, Red Skull is one the biggest villains in the Marvel universe that they actually have the rights to, no way is he one and done. Pretty much all the other big bads like Magneto, Dr. Doom, Galactus and all the Spider man villains are off limits.

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  • Zjason221b

    Top Hyrdra man? I’m thinking maybe they’ll bring back the Red Skull. No way he died at the end of Captain America. The teseract is a doorway and it looked like the bifrost when he was “disintegrated”.

    • Soumya Dham

      red skull needs a comeback! m/

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    He wasn’t featured in CA:TFA and neither is he in CA:TWS and was not even mentioned as a member of Hydra let alone a top honcho. So making him suddenly show up would be weird.

    • Nerdgasm

      Why because it doesn’t FOLLOW the comics? Fuck off. Seriously. If it’s a good story who cares? NO ONE! and how do you know he won’t be in Cap 2? Hmmm? Have you seen it? Nope.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        Firstly, you need to calm down!

        Second, I only bring out the point from a perspective of continuity and logic – since Hydra was mentioned in CA. I did not say it wouldn’t work only that’ll be weird.

        Thirdly on Von Strucker’s non-appearance in CA:TWS see here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843866/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

        Finally your assumption that I want it to follow the comics is so way off-base its laughable.

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  • The Flobbit

    One. Latino Review has all the credibility of a drunk sailor looking for booze.
    Two. Marton Csokas is awesome in anything and should be cast everywhere.

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  • Chad

    So Whedon is just aping the script of the first film, in which Hawkeye was (ridiculously) turned and had to be brought back into the fold and turned to good. Hopefully this time, it takes something more imaginative and realistic than a bump on the head.

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