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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

The Avengers 2 is a sequel to the third biggest movie of all time (at least of this writing). The film follows not only the first Avengers film, which was baller awesome, but also sequels for Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, as well as a SHIELD TV show which premiers in fall of 2013.

Spoilers ahead.

What will the film be about? Most likely the coming of Thanos, who was teased at the end of The Avengers. He supplied Loki with the army he used to try to take over the world. So who’s Thanos? Well, he’s a super powered alien who is in love with death. Like, actual death. He serves “her” as his mistress, spreading death everywhere. That’s why that line at the end of the film applied to him. His minion said, “To challenge them is to court death.” And Thanos smiled.

So he’s not coming for revenge. He’s coming to spread destruction. He’s coming to bring death. That’s pretty cool.

I don’t know all of his powers, but I know he’s super strong, and in the comics he often has or is pursuing the Infinity Gauntlet, which is a glove with 5 gems on it. The gauntlet grants its wearer Godlike powers to rewrite reality. It’s quite powerful. No word on whether that’ll play a part in the film or not.

The Avengers 2 should bring back the whole team, and I’m betting they’ll work out all the contracts to ensure Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner are back. There’s also word that Joss Whedon, who is once again in the writer/director’s chair, has written in at least two new Avengers, with Scarlett Witch and Quicksliver now part of the film.

They’re a brother/sister mutant duo who are the kids of Magneto. Apparently, the film won’t be allowed to reference Magneto or mutants, since Fox has exclusive rights to those characters for films. Weird. But she can manipulate chance and probability, and he’s super fast. So they’ll be an interesting addition.

The Avengers 2

The Avengers 2 will once again be written and directed by Joss Whedon, who also wrote/directed/godfathered the new ABC show SHIELD for Marvel.

Pictures

The Avengers 2 Trailer

Not for a while yet.

The Avengers 2 Release Date

May 1, 2015.

Who’s In It?

Robert Downey Jr. . . . Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Evans . . . Steve Rogers / Captain America 
Chris Hemsworth . . . Thor
Jeremy Renner . . . Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Mark Ruffalo . . . Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson… Nick Fury
Cobie Smulders… Maria Hill
Thomas Kretschmann… Baron Von Strucker
James Spader… Ultron
Paul Bettany… The Vision/JARVIS

What’s Good About It?

Come on. The Avengers was one of the biggest, and best, comic book movies of all time. It was awesome, and they’re likely to have the whole gang back for the next one. What’s not to like?

What’s Bad About It?

The expectations are going to be super high this time around. Can The Avengers 2 live up to them?

Our Clever Prediction

I’m betting The Avengers 2 will make a whole shitload of money. It’ll have a great cast once again, likely complemented by some great new additions, and it’ll be the huge action spectacle we’re looking for, just like the first. I expect it’ll do a little bit better job with the story, as there’ll be less time spent on bringing the team together, and more time spent on how they work together to beat Thanos.