This was the night everyone had been waiting for and it appears to have not disappointed.
Joss Whedon has just announced The Avengers: Age of Ultron at Hall H during Marvel’s panel.
I personally haven’t read the Ultron story line, but a quick look around the internet tells me the story line is brand new – published this year. It marks a break in Marvel Studios adapted established story lines for their films and shows a much more modern approach to their characters and their yarns.
Seems I will do some reading in the coming weeks and catch myself up with this story, but the fact that the studio is moving into new territory in terms of the kinds of narratives they are willing to tell is comforting. It at least shows that they are confident enough in themselves to not be restricted to telling old, established stories. Whether or not those stories will be worth telling on the big screen remains to be seen.
And is Ultron going to be played by Vin Diesel? No one can say for sure just yet.
Age of Ultron apparently wasn’t talked about in too much detail at the panel; no casting was apparently revealed.
The sequel to 2012’s mega-blockbuster The Avengers is set to hit theaters in May 1, 2015.
Here’s the title card.