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Marvel Announces 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' As Its Sequel Title

by Rodrigo Perez
July 20, 2013 10:27 PM
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Well, that was kind of anti-climactic. With Warner announcing an untitled Superman & Batman film for summer 2015 earlier today, fans at Comic-Con were hoping that Marvel Studios would try and top the rival studio with various possible announcements. After all, there's plenty of options, there's been an abundance of talk about Phase 3 films and Marvel has planned two dates for 2016 (May 6, July 8) and one for 2017 (May 5) without revealing what those films will be. But it wasn't meant to be if you were hoping to find out what they were. If you were expecting to receive announcements about "Dr. Strange" or "Black Panther" movies, or more casting about the "Avengers" sequel, it didn't happen.

The best fans got? Though they didn't seem to mind at all, was the title of "The Avengers" sequel that also revealed its villain: "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" (you can obviously see the new logo above). Created by Roy Thomas and artist John Buscema, Ultron is a living automaton who, in the comics, is later revealed to be the creator of the Avengers character Vision (who seems poised to be joining the sequel and as probably played by Vin "can't keep any secrets" Diesel; an announcement involving Diesel is apparently coming at the end of this month). No other 'Avengers' details were released, including what actors would play the the two new characters Quicksilver and his sister the Scarlett Witch.

If Twitter was any indication, fans were nevertheless wowed by footage of "Thor: The Dark World" (*spoiler,* *spoiler,* "Thor" gets his hand cut off by Loki at one point) and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (which sounds like it's trying to be an action film meets a '70s political thriller).

Footage of the space super hero movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Benicio Del Toro, and John C. Reilly was also unveiled and fans seemed to be deeply impressed with what sounds like Marvel's most comedic film to date. Little revelations learned from that film? Lee Pace will play Ronan The Accuser as rumoredBenicio Del Toro will play The Collector (as rumored), and Djimon Hounsou slipped up a bit and revealed that he is playing Korath, a disciple of the villain Thanos who was teased at the end of "The Avengers."

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is still set for a August 1, 2014 release. "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" lands in theaters May 1, 2015. No news from Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" (due November 6, 2015) was unveiled. Three mystery Marvel release dates are still as follows below. Earlier in the day, Marvel debuted the pilot episode of their "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV show, elements of which you can see below as well, including a new photo of Cobie Smulders and a new featurette.

Marvel Untitled May 6, 2016

Marvel Untitled July 8, 2016

Marvel Untitled May 5, 2017 

Update: You can watch the entire Marvel Comic-Con panel, minus the film presentations, below via Slashfilm.

Marvel's 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' First Look: Fitz And Simmons

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  • skywater | July 22, 2013 6:12 AMReply

    You people are so petty... and tiny.

  • bohmer | July 21, 2013 12:17 PMReply

    you people are no fun.

  • J DOGG | July 21, 2013 6:10 PM

    These superhero movies are no fun.

  • MARY | July 21, 2013 2:04 AMReply

    Fuck these dumb superhero movies. Avengers was fucking terrible!

  • Brenda | July 20, 2013 10:40 PMReply

    You said it, Claire. Total idiots. Now how about us two chubby girls go eat a shitload of cake and laugh about how dumb everyone is for liking popular stuff! Isn't it funny how we both have fat girl names?

  • divan | July 28, 2013 4:36 PM


    Except the reverse should also apply, i.e. the media you don't like doesn't have to be so integral to your identity you have to attack people who like it. Yet Claire called people who like these movies stupid, so allow me to say it's quite hypocrital to attack someone who simply payed her with the same coin, when you have no problem with what she did in the first place.

  • Alan B | July 21, 2013 1:43 AM

    Oh God, Washington! Your point is a good one and might register if it came from ANYONE IN THE WORLD THAT WASN'T YOU.

  • Washington | July 20, 2013 11:43 PM

    The media you like doesn't have to be so integral to your identity you have to attack people who don't like it.

  • Claire | July 20, 2013 10:30 PMReply

    So tired of these comic book movies. Stupid movies for stupid people.

  • Washington | July 21, 2013 3:23 PM

    "but I'm not a racist/sexist" said every person right after saying some dumbass racist/sexist shit.

  • MARY | July 21, 2013 11:46 AM

    Yeah Washington....cause every misogynist out there never had a mother. pssshhh. You know how many times I've heard that shit from sexist assholes??

    You're "Claire's Dumb" to your assumption of her liking soaps and suggesting a Rom-Com all point to your prejudices. Grow up, jackass.

  • Mpbstereo | July 21, 2013 4:36 AM

    The wonderful thing about cinema is that there's a wide variety for all the tastes out there. I don't see how it's at all productive to believe preference for one genre is mutually exclusive with enjoyment and appreciation of other offers. Yeah, I geeked out hard with The Avengers, but your seemingly lazy categorization would probably lead you to believe I can't discern Haneke from Hitchcock. Get over yourself.

  • CLAIRES DUMB | July 21, 2013 3:38 AM

    @WASHINGTON you get nothing, its called fantasy not science, plot holes is the lest of your worries, if you think i'm being sexist, you must be thick as a bag of rocks, i love women my mum was one

  • Washington | July 21, 2013 3:17 AM

    A Rom Com oh I get it because she's a WOMAN hur hur who doesn't have the imagination to accept the giant ass plot holes of Iron Man Three or whatever

  • claires dumb | July 21, 2013 2:29 AM

    dumb comments are for dumb people, if you have no imagination you wont enjoys these films, i'm sure it will make you happy if you just stay in your box and go back to your soaps, these movies are not for you. A nice Rom-Com anyone?

  • harry | July 21, 2013 1:57 AM

    fuck you

  • Ken Guidry | July 20, 2013 10:38 PM

    Yeah... there is such a thing as overkill.

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