With production currently at the halfway point on Avengers: Age Of Ultron, plot details are starting to slowly emerge.
Disney publicist Marshall Weinbaum has twelve outlets visiting the set in Shepperton Studios in England tomorrow for a set visit where journalists will get the first look at the interior of Avengers Tower (formerly known as Stark Tower), maybe some personal living quarters of the Avengers, and the inside hangar bay where the Quinjet is. Those pieces won't publish for another nine months but guess what? Our sources have already seen all that and reported back to me with HOTTER information you can read right below.
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Although, I don't think the following report is a spoiler because most of what I have to say will be revealed throughout the marketing materials in the next couple of months. What transpires below is basically the first 15-20 minutes of the movie.
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Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be dense. There is ton of stuff in the sequel. The running time will easily be over two hours. With the first Avengers movie being the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time, Joss Whedon now has the resources and flexibility to pull off what will be Marvel's biggest comic book movie to date. There have been production rewrites that happened to address Scarlett Johanson's pregnancy so the following information is subject to change.
Basically, Age Of Ultron takes place and opens immediately after the Baron Von Strucker post credit scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The opening set piece and big action scene has The Avengers as a team attack that rogue outpost Hyrda cell run by Baron Von Strucker. He has Loki's staff, and also possesses Chitauri weaponry. The Avengers are there to basically clean it all up. But that's not all, Von Strucker also has the corpse of a leviathan!
Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch fight alongside Von Strucker against the Avengers. The Scarlett Witch uses her powers and cast a hex on the Hulk into thinking that the Leviathan is still alive. It's safe to say some serious Hulk smashing ensues. More on Hulk in a minute.
Eventually The Avengers win, capture the staff and the bad guys. The team then goes back to Avengers Tower and have one poppin' party. The whole team takes turns trying to pick up Thor's hammer Mjolnir. This is their party thing. Rhodey is in this scene by the way. Tony Stark tries to pick up Mjolnir in his Iron Man armor and the arm accidentally falls off the armor. Oops. Captain America can budge it a tad but can't pick it up! Now they may change this because the canon in the comics is that Cap can pick it up so we will have to wait and see. It will probably freak out hardcore fanboys.
Now about The Hulk. Remember when Mark Ruffalo told Total Film last week:
How complex? Well, in the party scene at Avengers Tower, we discover that Banner and Black Widow kinda have a thing for each other. Banner is afraid to consummate anything with her for fear of hulking out and hurting her. He doesn't trust himself. OUCH! Talk about blue balls, in this case hulk green, hence leading to his "It's complicated" facebook status update this morning.
Banner and Black Widow are definitely into each other. Very Buffy and Angel stuff. Very Joss Whedon. But that is not all. We also learn in the party scene that Jane is no longer with Thor! The poor Asgardian is at the bar watching Jane with Richard (Chris O' Dowd's character from Thor: The Dark World). Supposedly, he is ok with it. He's fine. Supposedly.
So there you have it. Again, everything I previously mentioned is subject to change with production rewrites but, that is pretty much the jist of the opening 15-20 minutes of the movie. The opening is pretty much awesome according to my sources and showcases The Avengers as a really good team. They clean up the remaining Hydra cells, they go home, they party.
Joss Whedon is finally making The Avengers movie he has always wanted to make. Can't wait.
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