ByJack Stero, writer at Creators.co

I'm going to give you the latest news for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', some of this you might know, some you may not have known about.

Contents:

  • 1. Thanos will appear
  • 2. Link between Baron Strucker and Ultron revealed
  • 3. Hawkeye's wife will be in it
  • 4. No end-credit scene
  • 5. 'The Vision' character poster released
  • 6. Official run-time revealed
  • 7. Stan Lee has 2 scenes/cameos

---------- AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON ----------

1. Thanos will appear

Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Now this is unofficial, but very likely to be true to tease at the Infinity War some more. According to this cast list that someone got their hands on, Josh Brolin who voiced Thanos and provided a motion-capture performance is indeed on that list. I believe Josh Brolin was signed on to play Thanos 6 times, including cameos. This would be the 3rd time that we see Thanos on the big screen and then likely again in Thor: Ragnarok or Guardians of the Galaxy 2, before finally seeing him in the huge 2-parter Infinity War.

2. Link between Baron Strucker and Ultron

Baron Von Strucker
Baron Von Strucker

According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege over at Entertainment Weekly, Tony Stark takes inspiration from Baron Strucker's work to improve his own in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“Von Strucker was working on a lot of stuff, including robotics. Tony realizes, ‘Those robotics might be able to help me get over the hump of some of the AI stuff I’ve been working on.'"
"To this end, Ultron comes about as a result of work that Strucker started and Stark finished."
"When Ultron goes bad, he uses Stark's familiar AI program J.A.R.V.I.S. to forge his own project: Vision."

So that's the link between Baron Strucker and the Avengers. Also what's being confirmed is the fact that Ultron uses the AI program of J.A.R.VI.S. and creates Vision.

3. Hawkeye's wife will be in it

So we heard recently that 2 new female actresses would be in Avengers 2; Julie Delpy and Linda Cardellini. We are still unsure who Julie Delpy is playing, but IMDb now has Lina Cardellini as playing 'Laura Barton'. Here's a picture of the actor below.

Linda Cardellini
Linda Cardellini

In case you don't know who that is, that would be 'Clint Barton' AKA Hawkeye's wife in the comics. So are we going to see Hawkeye's wife? It sure does make a lot of sense. You know how Hawkeye was missing throughout all other Marvel films? Well, when Jeremy Renner was asked if we'd get answers as to his whereabouts, he said this.

"Yea! You’ll know. You’ll know in this movie, yeah. Where he’s been. Yeah. Yeah, you’ll know. It’s, uh, it’s actually a really wonderful secret reveal. Yeah, it’s pretty awesome."
"There’s some wonderful secrets and relationships deepen. Yeah, there’s a lot more of him to deal with versus like, you know, the hypnotized version of him."

Notice how he keeps mentioning this 'wonderful secret'? I'm thinking maybe it is the fact that he's got a wife, and we're probably going to discover a bit about his personal life in this movie, which is really great. Also great to hear that we will get some answers as to what he's been up to.

4. There will be no end-credit scene

So it was just announced that 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' will have no end-credit scene.

Whedon explained that the decision was made as he felt he could not top the "shawarma scene" at the end of 2012's 'The Avengers'. So now he wants to give a heads-up to the fans, telling them not to expect anything .

“We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that. That was a jewel and a weird little quirk.”
“There is nothing at the very end. And that’s not a fake-out. We want people to know so they don’t sit there for 10 minutes and then go: ‘Son of a b****! I’ll kill them!’”

So what does this mean? Well all of the recent Marvel films have had 2 scenes after the movie ends.

A tag – a short, epilogue-like scene that plays in the middle of the credits. For example, the tag for Captain America 2 was that scene teasing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

A post-credits scene - very short, plays at the very end of the credits. For example, the scene from the first Avengers where they are all eating Shawarma.

Avengers eating Shawarma
Avengers eating Shawarma

The tag generally shows something important or teases something upcoming in the Marvel Universe, whereas the very end-credit scene usually just shows something funny. This is the first Marvel movie in a while to break the pattern of 2 teases after the movie.

However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige later clarified that while there will be no post-credits scene, there will definitely still be a tag/mid-credits scene.

5. The Vision character poster

So every main character for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' has had a character poster except for Vision until now. The only time we got to see him was that small shot where we got to see his head and eyes for 2 seconds, but I won't count that. We have also gotten a look at him in some unofficial artwork, but It seems Marvel are now getting a little more comfortable showing some official art work of The Vision. Below we have one of the best looks yet at him, in his character poster

The Vision offical character poster
The Vision offical character poster

We also have another official artwork/poster, showing all of the Avengers including Vision and Ultron.

All of the Avengers + Ultron
All of the Avengers + Ultron

6. Run-time revealed

So the run-time has been officially announced by Joss Whedon himself during an interview. The run-time was rumored to be near 3 hours long, as multiple cinema sites said '170 mins', but they must have all had that wrong. Joss Whedon said that the highly anticipated Avengers sequel comes in at a full minute shorter than the first film.

  • The Avengers - 143 minutes (2 hours and 23 minutes)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - 142 minutes (2 hours and 22 minutes)

This actually really shocked me at first. I was expecting it to actually be 160 or 170 minutes long and when I saw this, I was disgusted to be honest. Why in the world would this massive sequel be shorter than the first film?!?! Especially when they have to introduce multiple new characters including main Avengers and the massive villain, plus they need give everyone more screen time than the first. But before you get all mad at me, I have come to realize the benefits and how this may not be a bad thing. Here's 5 points I've made that will tell you how this isn't a bad thing.

1. In the first Avengers, the first 40 minutes or so was spent just introducing everyone, and then getting them to finally meet up. In Avengers 2, they are already a team from the beginning. It jumps straight into it. Action right off the bat. That's an extra 40 minutes they will have that they didn't have in the first movie to really get into the story and action.

2. The first Avengers movie didn't necessarily have pacing issues, but it was understandably a very slow moving film. In Avengers 2, It's not really long enough to have big pacing issues. Having the movie shorter under 2 and a half hours will ensure that things move along smoothly quickly, so that the film is well-rounded and keeps your attention at all times.


3. Avengers also didn't really show many of our heroes on screen TOGETHER, until that last battle. Avengers 2 will show most of the heroes on screen together, nearly the whole movie, therefore doubling each of their screen times.


So I just kind of realized that 2 hours and 22 minutes isn't that short. Like I said, we'll have what will feel like 40 minutes that we didn't have in start of the first movie and our heroes will be on screen together a ton more.

7. Stan Lee has 2 cameo scenes

Stan Lee cameo in Captain America 2
Stan Lee cameo in Captain America 2

In an exclusive interview, Stan Lee revealed that he has not only one but two scenes in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

“Not only am I in Age of Ultron, I’m in two scenes. One scene followed immediately by another one, so you must not miss it.”

Stan was then asked if he could offer any details as to what the scenes are about.

“I can’t tell you. They would have to shoot me. For some reason, they never let me tell people what my cameo will be until after the movie, and I’m dying to talk about it.”

So I guess we'll have to keep an eye out for it and make sure we don't miss them.

Conclusion

Well guys, that's just a few things I thought I wanted to let people know of. You probably knew of most of them, but this is for anyone that was unaware of these things. Avengers: Age of Ultron is out VERY SOON! If you follow me, or even if you don't, I will have some great posts coming out very soon. Been working hard on writing them up and they will be about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hope you liked this post.

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