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Age Of Ultron? How about Age Of Spoilers? We live in a time where, the bigger the movie is, the easier it is to find out key plot points well in advance of the film's release. You wonder exactly what approach will be taken by Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but if rumors keep leaking, we might have this movie all figured out well before the May release date. And the latest ones spotlight Tony Stark's surprising new role within the Avengers team.
This story digs into Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers! They are unconfirmed, but if you want to stay clean, steer clear!
JoBlo claims they have a number of plot details for the sequel, so if you want to remain unspoiled, seriously -- stop reading right now. Maybe move into a cave, don't talk to friends or family. There are spoilers everywhere, man. The biggest plot detail is that, somehow, Age Of Ultron will be hewing even closer to the comics than its predecessor, featuring an Avengers squad that actually operates as a team. Unless Guardians Of The Galaxy touches on this, apparently in between movies (and/or schwarma), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has gotten this group of guys to work together on their own. So Captain America has postponed his search for The Winter Soldier, Black Widow doesn't have to answer to Congress' S.H.I.E.L.D. inquiries any longer, and Thor is just a phone call away (in London, supposedly), because Stark has turned Stark Tower into Avengers Tower. Cute little Avengers patches will be on each members' uniform, because Stark couldn't resist getting in on that branding action.
The opening, which has already been revealed, indeed takes place in Africa, where our heroes take on the forces of Baron Von Strucker and his "Miracle" twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Curious to see how you'd battle someone like Scarlet Witch, who basically controls probability. This may be tied into Ultron, who is officially made of Vibranium in the film. Vibranium, of course, is made in Wakanda in the heart of Africa, suggesting that the Black Panther could make an appearance. Given that these reports suggest Don Cheadle's Iron Patriot only cameos (and Anthony Mackie's Falcon might as well), and with what we know about Nick Fury, we could use a little bit of diversity.
And Ultron will be taking many forms in the film, with three separate body types to be employed through James Spader's motion-capture work. Vision will also be seen in multiple forms, his final upgrade not complete until the third act. Along with the Stark-endorsed costume upgrades, the whole thing sounds rather... toyetic, no? Kids will be able to own multiple Hawkeyes, but there's still a story in Avengers: Age of Ultron, right?
If anything, the idea of Stark running them suggests that (we're going out on a limb here) there could be the potential to have Stark complete a heel turn? Maybe Ultron operates through Stark's orders, and, like Ultron's comic creator Ant-Man, perhaps Stark's intentions with the machine end up being malevolent? Whatever the case, find out when Avengers: Age Of Ultron opens May 1, 2015. Or find out even earlier, from some random place on the internet!