Very few, and I mean very few, have seen any footage or anything on Marvel’s next big superhero team-up. That doesn’t take away from the incredible speculation (some rumors) that is constantly revolving around how Age of Ultron begins and finishes. Even if Marvel dropped the first trailer tomorrow, it wouldn’t give away much of anything as Marvel is pretty damn good at that. However, an official synopsis for the flick has now been revealed. Having the perfect combination of pulling us in and keeping so much back at the same time.
Here is the official synopsis released:
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest superhero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when the Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.
There are a few things to take away from this reveal. First off, the synopsis does give hint at Ultron’s origin and how this terrific baddie comes to see the light of day. Two, there doesn’t seem to be any mention or nod towards Vision’s origin. Now that doesn’t mean there won’t be an origin for the character, but don’t be surprised if there isn’t one as this version of the character might not need one.
And finally, the synopsis does nod towards (rumored/speculated/thought to be) JARVIS evolving and becoming Vision when it states ‘meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.’ This has been assumed for a very long time now, Even though it has not been confirmed by anyone at Marvel or Paul Bettany, it’s a pretty easy guess that this would be the way it played out, as the same actor is voicing JARVIS and playing Vision. And let me just say, it’s a damn good move by Marvel. Battany’s voice for JARVIS has been absolutely amazing, but his talents in a live role have been wanted for some time now so it can be nothing but a plus!
Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released on May 1st, 2015. Directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Haley Atwell (rumored), Josh Brolin (rumored), Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Thomas Kretschmann.