Move over, Ant-Man, and take a seat, Doctor Strange (whomever may be playing you). One of the main reasons why everyone gets so worked up over the latest bits of Marvel movie news is because Joss Whedon’s The Avengers was such a smash hit, and we have a little insight into the director’s planned sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Want to hear it?
There’s a script, and it is going out to members of the original team. This, according to Black Widow herself, Ms. Scarlett Johansson. The actress was speaking with Parade magazine on behalf of Spike Jonze’s Her -- in which she lends her voice to an intuitive computer operating system named Samantha – and she commented on the Ultron screenplay. Johansson said:
The original Avengers should be a very tough act to follow. How do you increase the magnitude of an entire city being attacked by an alien race?
Films following in the wake of Avengers have tried to up the ante, from Iron Man 3’s concluding battle involving countless iron suits to Superman leveling half of Metropolis in the controversial closing of Man of Steel.
But the eyes of the world are going to be on Whedon and his crew to tap into the magic they generated in 2012 with the first Avengers movie. Other pieces will fit into place before that happens. Captain America drops a sequel, and the world will meet The Guardians of the Galaxy. But what can we expect from Age of Ultron? Scan our comprehensive guide while you wait for the sequel, which opens everywhere on May 1, 2015.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.