My reaction to a simple photo: "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!"
Last year it was announced at San Diego Comic Con that the much anticipated "The Avengers" sequel will be named "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and feature the legendary comic book villain Ultron (aka Skynet).
Everyone (including myself) has been awaiting the tiniest tidbits about this upcoming film, but director Joss Whedon has been good about playing hardball with giving away information.
Today marks the first official image (or magazine cover) that gives us a glimpse at "Avengers: Age of Ultron"'s Iron Man, Captain America, and the long awaited Ultron.
And if it is not apparent, I'm slightly giddy to see this early rendition of the mechanical villain.
A small synopsis has also popped up online along with this image that gives a vague origin of Ultron and how he factors in this film.
Being a superhero must be a tiresome profession. Being constantly beaten up, having lots of responsibility, and trying to contain the collateral damage probably wears even the toughest heroes down after a while. Tony Stark (Iron Man) has a solution for his Avengers companions in the form of Ultron, which is a self-aware and self-teaching artificial intelligence program to help battle the threats of the world. However, Ultron lacks the human touch (just like every robot) and his superior intellect causes him to believe that the only way to achieve peace on Earth is to eliminate humans.
A pretty simple premise, but this is merely the setup of the film, and the interesting part will be how the Avengers deal with this new threat.
With San Diego Comic Con approaching, there will certainly be much more "Avengers: Age of Ultron" news hitting the web.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in theaters on May 1, 2015 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and James Spader.
By: Matthew Romeo
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