9:50 pm - 05/16/2014

Exclusive: Spoilery tidbits on Avengers 2; Ultron, costumes, weapons & more!

SPOILERS, ETC.! You've been warned twice on that, so don't yell at me in the strikebacks, because I ruined AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON for you. Truth be told, none of which we're about to spill should ruin anything. Quite the opposite, in fact. The following is from a trusted and proven source, but as always you can take it as rumor, hearsay, etc. What we have is a series of details for the forthcoming Marvel sequel that should ultimately make you nod with coolness and be on your way, leaving you with even more anticipation for Joss Whedon's next superhero opus. Without further ado, let's get into it


There will be 3 different versions of Ultron throughout the movie. His original state is very rudimentary, but, as he does in the comics, Ultron is constantly upgrading. He is coated in Vibranium and spends the film seeking out more of the raw material to continue his "upgrades." (Speculation note: In the comics, Vibranium is found in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, home to Black Panther. Another clue to T'Challa appearing in the film? Perhaps). James Spader is playing the titular villain and our source says that he will be doing mo-cap for at least one iteration of the character, meaning that Ultron may be much more than "just a helmet" at some point.


Tony Stark is indeed bankrolling The Avengers this time out. With the dissolution of S.H.I.E.L.D. in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and it's subsequent "handover" to Phil Coulson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony Stark takes on the role of global security by housing The Avengers in the former Stark Tower, now Avengers Tower (featuring the "A" on the building, as teased in both Cap 2 and the end of THE AVENGERS), where he funds new tech, new costumes, and even a new Quinjet


While that may not be the actual name of them, Tony Stark/Iron Man has created an army of Iron Man "drones" (much like he utilized at the end of IRON MAN 3) and uses them to "keep the peace." (Could that be who Quicksilver is pummeling through in the concept art above?) The Avengers are not in hiding or attempting to keep a low profile. They are very public and "out" about their intention of keeping the world safe, especially with the absence of S.H.I.E.L.D.


While the costume is said to retain the green/yellow color scheme, albeit with the usual Marvel Cinematic upgrade, our source indicates that, much like Ultron, Vision (played by Paul Bettany) is not expected to make his final, full reveal until the third act of the film. The how and why of that is wide open for discussion, but it makes sense. I wouldn't be surprised if Vision makes the "sacrifice play" for this one, but that's just my feeling.


All (or most) of The Avengers will be rocking an Avengers logo on their costumes, courtesy of the upgrade to each superhero's duds, thanks to Stark (We've already gotten a peek at this with Cap's new uniform from the set). Black Widow will have 2 batons that have shocking ability as part of her new arsenal and Hawkeye will indeed be rocking the long sleeve jacket that is reminiscent of his comics costume (again, as we've already seen in set photos). Hulk will now be wearing "stretchy pants" that grow and shrink with him when he goes back and forth between Banner and Hulk. Lastly, War Machine is confirmed for a cameo, but won't feature throughout the main storyline. There is also a very good possibility that you'll see Anthony Mackie's Falcon make a similar appearance, but that's unconfirmed (both by our source and officially).


There are going to be a number of cool battles in the film (duh), with one of them taking place in a forested area, which may or may not lead to a confrontation with Baron Von Strucker and their first encounter with "The Twins" aka Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch. This sequence is said to be near the opening of the film and will be where we see our first "hero shot" of the team together. Could this be when we finally hear Cap or Iron Man yell out the famous battle cry, "Avengers Assemble"? Perhaps, but that's just my speculation/hope. And, there you have it. Again, nothing that's going to make you lose your mind or cry foul over spoilers, but enough to get the gears grinding about how the sequel will shape up as we head into the tail end of Phase Two. As a huge fan of the characters, the comics, and the films, I love every little nugget I can get and this all makes me smile. I love the direction of The Avengers being "self regulating" and the idea of them being their own superhero entity. Ultron going through several iterations before getting to his "final form" is cool, too. I'm also digging the upgrades in costumes and weaponry; Stark just can't escape his past, can he? So, let's hear what you have to say! How do these tidbits sound to you? Any new theories come to mind after hearing this?

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fromyourashes 16th-May-2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
...why did I not know Spader was playing Ultron?
insecuredesign 16th-May-2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
Lol mte.
barakat_anon 16th-May-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
I feel like it was one of the first things announced about the movie
walker_sarah 16th-May-2014 07:08 pm (UTC)
yeah it might be the first cast announcement
fromyourashes 16th-May-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Then I feel as though I've failed. oop
devolute 16th-May-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
that's james spader???
jellycar 16th-May-2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
"There is also a very good possibility that you'll see Anthony Mackie's Falcon make a similar appearance"

insecuredesign 16th-May-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
Daaammnn Natalie looks great in your icon.
jellycar 16th-May-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
lol ikr! People kept posting the gifs saying how Emma Frost she looks, which is true :(
stani_mnt 16th-May-2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, please
xaristotlex 16th-May-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
bodyline 16th-May-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
HEY HEY HEY @ ur icon
shining_starsxx 16th-May-2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
I need this.
fluorescentx 16th-May-2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
I almost just want him in it so he does promo again
fleur31 16th-May-2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
lindsay91 16th-May-2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
That needs to happen.
reasontorhyme 16th-May-2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
pastelstar 16th-May-2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
endingonfire 16th-May-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
notoriousreign 16th-May-2014 10:23 pm (UTC)
UGH RIGHT PLEEEEASE let this happen!!
insecuredesign 16th-May-2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
Crossing my fingers for a Falcon cameo!
neuers 16th-May-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
War Machine is confirmed for a cameo, but won't feature throughout the main storyline

Boooooo!! :(
walker_sarah 16th-May-2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
he might be a bridge between government and avengers. seems like he won't be a full time avenger
neuers 16th-May-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know, I just wanted him to have a lot more screentime and maybe some action :/
jellycar 16th-May-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
I'd love for him to be an Avenger somehow. Rhodey needs more love tbh
wauwy 16th-May-2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
I suspect he'll be being Iron Man at the beginning, before Tony reinstates himself.
squirrels_oh_no 16th-May-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
James Spader is seriously the #1 reason far and away I can't wait for this movie. I have no regrets.
365reasonswhy 16th-May-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
I wish that they could somehow work a Tuff Turf joke into this movie. C'mon Spader and Downey.
onyxrose81 16th-May-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
I would die. Seriously, I love that movie in all it's 80s cheesiness. Who would have thought that Kim would be a real housewife?
365reasonswhy 16th-May-2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
It's so awful it's fun. And it took me the longest to realize they were the same Kim Richards, tbh! I don't watch any of the RH shows.
walker_sarah 16th-May-2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
joss whedon might put something small since when spader announced he tweeted something about tuff turf
pastelstar 16th-May-2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Or a Less Than Zero one. Tony Gives Good Head.
sethelaezekiel 16th-May-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
I hope they pair up Evans and Hemsworth for the promo tour.
jessieka 16th-May-2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
Chris squared! I hope so too.
notoriousreign 16th-May-2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
lol yeah Avengers promo tour with them was so much fun. xD
beaucadeau 16th-May-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
There is also a very good possibility that you'll see Anthony Mackie's Falcon

do not tease me like this
chaos_organised 16th-May-2014 07:08 pm (UTC)
monpochi 16th-May-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
Saw that pic of HemHem and RDJ on my dash and I was like:

Our Thunder Lord is going to sport a new hair styling?! BLESS~! Is there a God of Hairstyling in Asgard tho? (Dunno why he and Black Widow seems to get the most hairstyle changes in the MCU... altho I can sort of trace that back to Widow's undercover shindig)

And please to be for that Falcon appearance tho (full pledged membership would be neat), LOVED him in TWS!

Edited at 2014-05-16 07:10 pm (UTC)
walker_sarah 16th-May-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
apart from renner I think every character had different hairs in each of their movies.

renner's hair seem the same as before
monpochi 16th-May-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
I guess it's just much UBER MORE pronounced with Thor and Black Widow coz of the long hair on their characters... what gets me is the drastic changes at times (like Black Widow's change from Avengers to TWR).
notoriousreign 16th-May-2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
And thank God for that because every other hairstyle on Renner looks like SHIT.
fotografa 17th-May-2014 03:07 am (UTC)
They gave Hawkeye a pornstache.
shining_starsxx 16th-May-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yas Thor get that new hurr
xaristotlex 16th-May-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
I know he won't have a cameo, but can they at least namedrop Bucky?

also I need to leave this here tbh:
cordyceps 16th-May-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
Who are these guys?
xaristotlex 16th-May-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
lol that's Sebastian Stan (Bucky/Winter Soldier) on the left!
fromyourashes 16th-May-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)

365reasonswhy 16th-May-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)

fatbom 16th-May-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
yessss ive been jerking off to this all morning
beaucadeau 16th-May-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
They better considering the Cap needs to drop his quest to find his bff to handle these shenanigans.
insecuredesign 16th-May-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
Lol I was waiting for this to be posted. Looks like he's starting to train again!
jellycar 16th-May-2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
someone insert that gif of Spongebob licking his abs here or something.
kashyyyk 16th-May-2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
lol i've seen this in 3 posts already. not complaining!
mcdreamyy 16th-May-2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
they'll def namedrop him. i can see there being a confrontation between tony and steve about his parents death, likely by bucky's hand. tony wanting revenge on bucky, steve defending bucky. this is just my dream but it would be a thing that would make sense.
fluorescentx 16th-May-2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
he looks so pleased with himself, qt
lindsay91 16th-May-2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
Me gusta.
wauwy 16th-May-2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
Did he post this on his instagram like a MORON?
pastelstar 16th-May-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
My thirst for this man

missingalphabet 16th-May-2014 08:15 pm (UTC)
Ugggggh, it's so easy for guys.
octobrrr 16th-May-2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
toastieghostie 16th-May-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
I skimmed a bit in the interest of surprise but yaaaay Vision and yaaaay Black Panther! Just give me a Captain Marvel trilogy please and I'll be content.

I wonder how Marvel will continue the universe after all their main heroes move on? It seems like Marvel has plans for a long time, far past all the current trilogies. Is it gonna be more stuff like GotG, or will they introduce legacy characters, or recast, or reboot?
walker_sarah 16th-May-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
avengers have a big roster so there will be different characters

if iron man, cap and thor leaves there is ms marvel, dr strange, bucky!cap etc to take their places.

if they still want to use old characters I think they'll just recast and move on
lauracoy 16th-May-2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Can't imagine DNW a reboot in my lifetime rn lol
sauron 16th-May-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
shining_starsxx 16th-May-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
I fucking can't wait
brownxeyedxdork 16th-May-2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
reasontorhyme 16th-May-2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
lninchy89 16th-May-2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
notoriousreign 16th-May-2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
lmao me exactly
cordyceps 16th-May-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
I am so happy that we're getting all of the Avengers hanging out in the tower in this movie. That is all I have ever wanted, so I'm hoping we get some scenes of them just dicking around doing normal people things in there.
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