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SDCC 2013: Joss Whedon Reveals ‘Avengers’ Sequel Title ‘Age Of Ultron’
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SDCC 2013; Joss Whedon The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday was, as expected, full of surprises and treats for the fans in Hall H. Along with the planned panel for Thor: The Lost World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (both of which showed off new footage), there was also an appearance of the cast for Guardians Of The Galaxy and the very first footage of the upcoming movie.

But, at the very end of Marvel’s panel, as the stage emptied, director Joss Whedon, who’s currently working on the sequel to The Avengers, came out and said that although he had nothing to say, he did have something to add. Cue the screams of tired but eager fans as the lights went down and the screens lit up to show a teaser video for The Avengers 2, the end of which gave a massive reveal.

The teaser featured a variety of lines from the first Avengers, as Iron Man’s armor is cut apart. By the end of the footage, it appears that Iron Man’s armor has been transformed, and we see the classic head of the Avenger’s villain Ultron. The screen then revealed the official title for The Avengers 2, which will be Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Age of Ultron is the recently finished Marvel comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis, where Ultron has taken over the Earth. In the comic, Wolverine and Susan Storm of the Fantastic Four are sent into the past to stop Ultron’s creator, Hank Pym the Ant-Man. Now, that plot will be hard to replace in the Marvel film universe with Wolverine and Sue Storm owned by different film companies. It will be interesting to see what changes will be made to the story. It could be that they will borrow heavily from the first six issues of Bendis’ Mighty Avengers series from a few years ago, where Ultron uses Tony Stark’s Extremis suit to make a new body for itself.

Let the anticipation begin, boys and girls. 2015 will be he sooner than you can imagine.

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Additional contributions by Empress Eve.

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