Disney Releases Synopsis for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

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On Tuesday, Marvel Studios (and its parent company, Disney) released the official synopsis for next May’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the Net is all abuzz over what it promises.

The film is of course the sequel to 2012’s $1.5 billion grossing The Avengers, from writer/director Joss Whedon; who is returning for Ultron.

That flick, like the comic book which inspired it, brought together a cornucopia of Marvel heroes, most already with their own adjacent headlining film franchises; Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.

The whole team will be reprising their roles in Ultron, along with Samuel L. Jackson, who has played Nick Fury in a number of Marvel films to date, and Cobie Smulders, reprising her turn as Maria Hill.

As has been noted elsewhere, the following synopsis contains mostly superhero identities. However, due to rights issues, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver go by their actual names (the characters are tied up with Fox, owners of the X-Men license). Director Whedon has confirmed on numerous occasions, though, that however they’re identified, they are the same characters.

Anyway, here’s the synopsis:

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

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