There’s a fairly good chance that if you’re reading this, then you, like me, never got to attend this year’s Comic-Con and thus were not there to experience the sloppy seismic event that was a Hall H full of geek jaws hitting the floor simultaneously as Kevin Feige unexpectedly brought out Joss Whedon to unveil the title, and thus titular antagonist, of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
You’ve probably read descriptions of the video that was used for the unveiling, but if you, like my colleague Darryn, have a problem with this whole “words” concept and actually prefer pictures, then you’re in luck as the clip has finally been made available online!
A bootleg, badly framed, sounds like it was recorded with two cans and some string version of this clip actually popped up on the net late on Wednesday evening, but thanks to Darryn’s… uh… prescience of mind, we… held of on posting it (yeah, that’s it!) as we’re sure that you guys would much rather prefer seeing it in all it’s HD glory. That was made possible when Marvel’s JARVIS iPhone app officially made the clip available.
So without further ado…
Yes, I know its nothing but a collection of sound bytes from Avengers, playing over a CGI Ultron head, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t geek out just a tiny bit. If I was Hall H when that came on though? I’d probably have needed a change of pants.
Along with that clip, a synopsis for the film has also popped up on IMDB that possibly dishes up some more story tidbits. We already knew that unlike in the comics, it would be Tony Stark and not Hank Pym aka Ant-Man that would create Ultron (to be played by James Spader in the film). What we don’t know is how those events come to pass, but thanks to this synopsis, we might just have our first few clues as to exactly what Mr Whedon has in store for us.
As the US Government create (sic) a force, known as Ultron, The Avengers are told they are not needed any longer. But when Ultron turns against Humanity, it’s time for The Avengers to assemble yet again for their most dangerous challenge ever.
Now it must be noted that it has not yet been confirmed whether or not this is an official synopsis, or just the work of an overeager fan. The early grammatical error might be hinting more towards the latter, but I can’t deny the plausibility of it all. We saw in Iron Man 2 and 3 that the US government are looking for their own “superhero” solution as they don’t trust the Avengers 100%, and the public was justifiably rocked by the events in New York during The Avengers, so having them kick the heroes to the curb as soon as they have their very own makes a whole lot of sense.
Last Updated: September 27, 2013