With Avengers: Age of Ultron due to be released in 2015, several people have been asking why the superhero team haven’t come together in Iron Man 3 or the upcoming Thor: The Dark World. Well, this is something that Marvel’s Kevin Feige recently addressed in an interview picked up on by the guys at PeliBlog.
“It will be clear why they have come back together in this film, which I hope kind of makes it clear retroactively why they didn’t get together at the end of Iron Man 3, why they didn’t get together to help Thor save London in Thor: The Dark World. Some of that will be clear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And I think I’ve said that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the link between Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
In comic-book lore, the villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron, simply Ultron, is created by Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man. With Ant-Man not set to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe until after Age of Ultron, many have speculated that Tony Stark will be the person who inadvertently creates the maniacal Ultron. Feige was asked about this topic, to which he responded,
“We are adapting Ultron’s origins from the comics, and in the comics it was Hank Pym who created him. Hank Pym is not in Age of Ultron, so we are tweaking it. We do think there’s another character we have that is quite good with artificial intelligence, so smart people can make assumptions which I cannot confirm or deny.”
At present, Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for a 1st August, 2015 release. Before that, we have Thor: The Dark World released in a matter of days, then there’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, then Guardians of the Galaxy.