Title Talk

'The Avengers 2' Will be Titled 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

A robot will be the villain in The Avengers 2

Avengers 2 titled Age of Ultron
Photo: Marvel

UPDATE: Check out the Avengers 2 title treatment and concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier right here.

The Avengers 2 will serve as the sequel to the 2012 box-office smash hit The Avengers which brought together Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) as the intergalactic crime-fighting team The Avengers. Today at Comic Con director Joss Whedon announced the film's official title, The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

As anyone that reads this site regularly knows, I'm not much of a comic reader so I have to head to Wikipedia to learn "Age of Ultron" is "a 10-issue limited series comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics, that involves the return of Ultron and his conquest of the earth." Ultron being, according to Marvel, "a criminally insane rogue sentient robot dedicated to conquest and the extermination of humanity."

Sooooo, how I read that is that a robot will be the villain in the next Avengers movie. I'm sure there is more to it, such as the robot's creator, Henry Pym (who is also the first Ant-Man), who's also known as the Yellowjacket. In this instance I'll put my faith in Whedon, presuming he knows what he's doing, because, well, I think he does.

Of course, with the added information Pym is the first Ant-Man, this could all tie directly into Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, which hits theaters in November 2015.

For those of you wondering about Thanos, the character seen in the mid-credits sequence during The Avengers, speculation is that he will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy as /film comments from the Marvel panel at Comic Con saying Djimon Housou, who plays Korath in Guardians, is a close associate of Thanos. This comment could also mean Thanos will become the primary villain in The Avengers 3.

Considering the order of their release, with Guardians arriving August 2014 and Avengers 2 in May 2015, it would make sense to keep them all running into one another to make sure the perceived necessity of seeing them all remains. Hell, if they are all as fun as The Avengers was the first time I saw it (even though I have cooled on it since), I would more than support seeing them in the theater.

Next on the docket is Thor: The Dark World, the sequel to what is, in my opinion, one of the more fun entries in the Avengers franchise to date. It's the most ridiculous of the bunch and as a result is the easiest to accept at face value... I'm hoping for more of the same this November.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ashdurdin/ ashdurdin

    Wow, lots of comics news today. Pym is also the first Ant-Man, so it looks like he might show up in Avengers first.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      Thank you for that added bit of info. Added it to the article.

  • http://www.smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    Is it just me or is that title ultra-nerdy?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    I'm really looking forward to this but that sounds like the title of a Transformers movie.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Corbin/ Corbin

    Oh boy, we can just pour water on him! He'll short-circuit. But, I am looking forward to the movie, and I can tolerate a robot being a villain.

    • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

      Hahahhahaha what if that's what they do? I feel like that may be something Whedon would do... Or at least say in a passing joke...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    The title is a skoosh nerdy maybe but perhaps we've now reached the point where comic books are now successful enough and broad enough that they can be a bit more embracing of more comic bookish titles rather than just putting a 2 at the end.

    Either way, The Avengers was a blast (still is when I'm in the mood for it) and since I've followed Whedon since Buffy began it's TV run I tend to think more often than not he knows what he's doing.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Django/ Django

      I agree. Comic book films shouldn't be afraid of embracing their nerdiness. Age of Ultron is certainly an eye catching title.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    i'm starting to cool on the stand alone Marvel films but i must admit i cant wait for The Avengers sequel. Its also reassuring that the super talented Whedon is still involved as one bad Avengers film could ultimately damage the fate of the spin offs, especially now when most of us are a little bit fatigued

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MM/ MM

    Is Vin Diesel voicing Ultron?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      That'd be awesome. Although his best robot voice will always be the Iron Giant.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

        I think C3P0 would have something to say about that

    • http://www.seensome.com SeenSome

      I think he's mentioned Vision a few times in the past and from my limited knowledge of these comics, I'm pretty sure Vision was created by Hank Pym as well so seems most likely Diesel will be Vision.

      That's the deal...

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

        take it or leave it

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

      Vin Diesel is already a robot when it comes to acting so I wouldn't be surprised.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

    Pym not only creates Ultron, but he creates Vision too, who Vin Diesel is rumored to play. I'm guessing we'll get a good look at Pym and his robotic creations in Avengers 2.

    • Adam James

      Pym didn't create the Vision. Pym created Ultron... Ultron created the Vision (out of Phineas Horton's synthetic man from the 40's World Fair, which was glimpsed in the "Captain America" film.

      Regardless, Joss Whedon confirmed on Marvel's live-feed coverage of Comicon that Pym is not in "Avengers 2" and that the film (which doesn't follow the recent comic storyline of the same name) will be a new origin story for Ultron.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    I don't know if it's true but according to some of the comments on Deadline, Kevin Feige was supposed to have later clarified on Twitter I think, that although the title The Avengers: Age of Ultron was the title they were actually just taking the title but not the story directly for the sequel itself.