The Avengers: Age of Ultron left many heroes broken and scarred, including Joss Whedon. After battling Ultron, "the twins," an army of robots, and dealing with conflicts within the team, Earth's Mightiest weren't so mighty by the end of the film. Most of the original members decided to go their separate ways, either to lead their own lives, live out their days in solitude, or defend the world by other means, while new heroes came in to replace them.
A lot went down in Age of Ultron, and if you weren't already versed in Marvel Cinematic Universe lingo, then it could've been difficult to follow. To properly digest everything that we saw in the massive superhero mash-up, and prepare for the events to come in Captain America: Civil War, which will feature most of the Avengers, here's what happened to each of the Marvel heroes and where they're likely to go post-Age of Ultron.
This article contains major spoilers from Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Iron ManWhere He Is At The End Of Avengers 2: Iron Man has had enough of avenging. Having been blamed for unleashing Ultron onto the world because of his own hubris, which is accurate, Tony Stark says goodbye to Captain America, Thor, and Black Widow as he drives off in his million-dollar sports car, away from the new Avengers academy in upstate New York.
How Avengers 2 Changed Him: "This is the end of the path that I started us on." Stark believes the Avengers Initiative all started with him. Thanks to his egotistical tech tampering, his creation almost destroyed all of humanity and his actions ended the first age of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Even then, his ego is so big that the blame, the responsibility, and the attention all comes back to the billionaire playboy philanthropist.
Where He May Go After This: Stark may be retired, but we all know he’s not completely retired. He still has Avengers Tower (formerly Stark Tower) which runs on clean, sustainable energy, and he’ll never stop tinkering with new technology. We know he’s eventually coming back for a showdown with Captain America, but in the meantime, he’ll likely be resting up…or, rather, Stark’s version of resting.