In an interview with Buzzfeed, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige confirms that by the end of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the hero roster will be changed. Read on for further details.
“The Avengers films, ideally, in the grand plan are always big, giant linchpins – It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event. Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was. I envision the same thing occurring after this movie, because the [Avengers] roster is altered by the finale of this film,” said Feige on Buzzfeed.
With Vision, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch making their big screen premiere in the sequel, one can surmise the addition of new players in the line-up, but Feige seems to hint of something more than just an expansion.
“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and will follow the events of the original film. With S.H.I.E.L.D.’s abolition on “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark creates Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark’s Iron Legion. However, things go awry as his plan quickly backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth. The superhero team will confront newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, as well as Vision.
The original cast will be suiting up to reprise their roles along with Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Kretschmann and Stellan Skarsgård reprise their roles from previous MCU films as Maria Hill, Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Peggy Carter, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, and Erik Selvig respectively. Claudia Kim was cast as a scientist and friend of Tony Stark, while Andy Serkis is playing an undisclosed role in the film. James Spader plays central villain Ultron. "Avengers" co-creator Stan Lee is set to make a cameo appearance.
Paul Bettany, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. (Tony Stark’s AI butler) in previous films, will now play the synthezoid Vision, an android who is able to control his density which enables him to phase through walls, fly or have a diamond-hard near invulnerability. The Vision will be joined by Magneto’s twins, Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff/Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen respectively.
“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in North America, in 2D and IMAX 3D, while "Interstellar" is set to be released in theaters in November 2014, Nov. 5, 2014 in Belgium, France and Switzerland; Nov. 6, 2014 in the United Kingdom; and Nov. 7, 2014 in the United States and Canada. Paramount will distribute the film in North America, while Warner Bros. will distribute in the remaining territories.
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