The after-credits scene from the Avengers kind of hinted at Thanos as the next villain in the Avengers movie sequel. But it sounds like there’s been a change of plan (or was the scene actually introducing Thanos as the villain of another movie set in the world of Marvel? Or even as the villain of an ulterior Avengers sequel?): the next Avengers movie is indeed titled Avengers Age of Ultron. Check out the official title logo below:
“The sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers will pit the superhero team against Ultron, a vicious robot hellbent on conquering the world.”
There’s a comic book series titled Age of Ultron, but the plot is bogged down by too much time-travel complexity. It’s unlikely that the film will be faithful to that storyline, but some elements may be borrowed.
It would be nice if the Avengers 2 could bring Spider-man and Wolverine on board like in the Age of Ultron comic book series. But then would Fox, who owns the movie rights to those characters, allow the crossover?
Anyway what do you think of Marvel’s choice? Is the robot Ultron the right villain for the Avengers 2? Share your thoughts below!
The release date of Age of Ultron is set for May 1, 2015.