The full trailer for The Avengers 2 Age of Ultron set up the situation perfectly. The Avengers are sitting around, chatting, and Thor drops his hammer on the table, challenging one of them to lift it.
Tony Stark tries first, then Captain America has a go. They both fail. Thor's conclusion? "You're all not worthy"
Then, staggering out across the floor of The Avengers tower, we see him; a half wrecked robot. He begins to speak.
Watch the Avengers 2 trailer again here, and re-live that moment:
The comic book story that Avengers 2 is said to follow most closely is Ultron Unlimited, largely considered to be the best appearance of Ultron in Marvel. If this is the case, then, what can we expect to see in the plot of Avengers 2?
An Entire Country, Murdered
This is one of the most memorable this about Ultron Unlimited - Ultron murders the citizens of an entire nation!
Initially designed in order to protect any future threats to humanity, the paradox which causes Ultron to malfunction is that, ultimately, humanity is it's own greatest threat. Human beings start wars, spread disease, destroy natural environments and always will. Ultron's conclusion? Wipeout mankind, starting with the fictional Balkan nation of Slorenia, which he decimates in just three hours.
Scarlett Witch & Marvel's Disturbing Future
Elizabeth Olsen's character, Scarlet Witch, has the ability to show her fellow Avengers visions of the future and, given what Marvel has just announced, this could cause some of the Avengers more concern than solace in their battle against Ultron.
We know that two of the most well established heroes, Captain America in his Civil War, and Thor with [Thor: Ragnarok](movie:956858), have storylines coming up which may well prove to be the end of them in the MCU. That would surely prey on your mind when you were trying to do battle against an enemy stronger than any you have faced before!
Wakanda & Black Panther
The final point key to understanding the plot of Avengers 2 is the inclusion of Black Panther, who may well a important factor in Ultron's defeat. In Ultron Unlimited, it is an attack on the Wakanda Design Group Plant that first alerts these heroes to the presence of a new an dangerous enemy.
Also, at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, Marvel showed Captain America's famous shield, broken into pieces. Cap's shield has been shattered before, and, when it was, it was Black Panther who made him a new one, using the only material stronger than Adamantium (which is what the final version of Ultron is made from) Vibranium.
In Ultron Unlimited, Vibranium also features - in fact, it is a refined form of Vibranium that finally brings the murderous robot down.
Could we see something similar play out in Avengers 2 Age of Ultron? Will we visit Sloreia, and see an entire country killed?
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