Well, now that Joss Whedon has kicked things up a notch by announcing The Avengers: Age of Ultron as the name of the upcoming Avengers sequel, and that the robot Ultron will be the villain, and that Ant-Man won’t be in the film, we’re now beginning the two-year cycle in which we brutally nit-pick every possible and potential factoid and spoiler concerning the film, because, what else are we going to do—wait until the film actually comes out, and then simply watch it and enjoy it? Ha!
Now that we know Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) survived the events of The Avengers (since he’s, you know, the anchor of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series), many have wondered if the heart of Marvel’s Phase One would be featured in the new Avengers film. But, according to Whedon, it’s not likely:
He could. Right now it’s not something I’m pursuing because I have so much going on in ‘Avengers 2.’ Finding out that Coulson is alive would be an entire B story. And I already have too much movie. That’s better than the other thing.
Whedon then noted that Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury will likely still appear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron in order to help tie the various franchises together:
But we also have the movies and we have TV and we need to make sure there’s some crossover, but not so much that people go, ‘Well, I don’t need to see that movie. I saw it on TV.’ If we do that (Marvel Studios President) Kevin Feige is going to come after me with a pitchfork.
So there you have it, kids—more teeny, tiny details to endlessly speculate over as we get them!
What do you think of The Avengers: Age of Ultron news?