Just before the end of last night's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D we got to see an extended peek at Joss Whedon's superhero team up sequel "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" as planned--but because it got leaked early the suits decided to incorporate footage that was screened during this year's San Diego Comic-Con along with what we saw last week. The opening 30 seconds is pretty funny
The sequel DOES NOT follow the Age of Ultron comics storyline--in which the big bad Ultron was created by Hank Pym who becomes Ant-Man. James Spader will both voice Ultron, and he'll have to do some kind of motion-capture as well--This news puts to rest the most popular theory suggesting that Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr,) robot butler J.A.R.V.I.S. (voiced by Paul Bettany) operating system from the Iron Man Films would turn into the villain.
Marvel vets RDJ, Chris Evans Chris Hemsworth Scarlett Johansson Samuel L. Jackson Jeremy Renner Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders are all back Two time Iron Man co-star Don Cheadle is involved this time out according to USA Today. Bettany will appear on screen as The Vision
an android created by Ultron as a weapon to be used against
the Avengers. Vision can fire beams of radiation and turn
invisible--the character ultimately turned the tables on Ultron
and became an Avengers member himself.
TV's Hulk Lou Ferrigno has confirmed
that he'll return to do the voice of the big guy in the sequel.
Ferrigno has said four words as the character so far - "Hulk Smash"
in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" and "Puny God" in "The Avengers".
Thomas Kretschmann has landed the role of 2nd bad guy Baron von Strucker. In the comics, the seemingly immortal Strucker is one of the leaders of Hydra, and an enemy of both S.H.I.E.L.D and The Avengers He seemingly beat out rumored candidates Marton Csokas and Dougray Scott who were being considered for the BvS role. The character will have Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and her twin brother Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) apparently working for him in the sequel (American Horror Story favorite Evan Peters plays a different incarnation of the speedy superhero in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past"--in a very cool sequence in the film). Korean actress Soo-hyun Kim will play a bad gal role.
Radar Online has an unidentified source that claims that RDJ was campaigning to get his pals Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster a role in the movie.
Latino Review has posted what appears to be details about the film's opening 15-20 minutes (SPOILERS).
Some non principal filming took place in South Africa Post-production on the 'Avengers 2' continues to meet a release date of May 1, 2015.