Avengers 2: Age of Ultron is currently filming at the UEA Campus Norwich in England, and we have the only video from the set. It's a Cinema Blend exclusive. Watch as Joss Whedon films an entire scene with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, right here…
It's no secret that after the events of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: The Winter Soldier that there are a LOT of job openings for recruits in the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. We still haven't seen the impact events of The Avengers made on Tony Stark's shiny new office tower. You know, the one he finished just in time to witness the Chitauri invasion? Well, if you have the same questions we do, then this video may offer a few clues.
In the video, we see a bunch of what looks like recruits jogging on top of or around what could be part of the recently renovated Avengers Tower. Considering the last thing we see at the end of The Avengers is Tony Stark already drawing up plans for a newly designed headquarters, and the fact that we saw the tower's re-branding confirmed thanks to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we know that Avengers Tower is being used for something other than Tony Stark's personal playground in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Perhaps it's training the next generation of badasses.
Given that Director Phil Coulson is now in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he looks up to (who else) Steve Rogers/Captain America, I'd be willing to bet that these are new S.H.I.E.L.D recruits training up as the first class since the H.Y.D.R.A made their lives a living hell. Keeping this in mind, it would also be a safe assumption that the new uniforms are a stylish blue in tribute to the first Avenger himself. Also, it's a nice change from the simple black uniforms everyone wore, and considering Tony Stark is kind of fond of blue from his arc reactor days, the decision was probably a mutual one. Let's just hope Clark Gregg gets that phone call for an extended cameo in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, because a reunion between Tony and Phil would be one of those moments that'd easily make any top 10 moments of summer 2015 list. Speaking of the friends of Phil, why is Thor calling down the lightning on set?
When you consider how the events of Thor: The Dark World panned out, maybe this this time out Thor's a reluctant warrior. After all, he's just given up the throne of Asgard and started to settle down in England with Jane Foster. Since his favorite travel method is throwing Mjolnir into the sky and taking off for parts unknown, he's probably been summoned to talk with Tony and Steve, only to leave. Of course, it could also go the other way and we'll see Thor spring into solo action investigating some piece of the puzzle himself (or maybe with another Avengers teammate). Either way, it would appear that Thor's departure would then leave Captain America and Iron Man to converse about what their next plan of attack is (and who better for the job?). And that's all well and good, provided that Chris Hemsworth can keep up his skills with his hammer:
A lot of changes seem in store for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and with production being quite far along the path to completion, expect to start seeing Marvel slowly leak out more and more official material to slake our thirst for knowledge. At this moment, the new Avengers Tower looks tricked out and ready for action. Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and Thor all look ready for action too, and we're almost certainly in store for another first act of the character building that Joss Whedon excels at with these types of projects. We're hungry for more after getting this little taste, so stick around. If we land other awesome tidbits of Avengers action, you can bet we'll send them your way!
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be rocking the world when it hits theaters on May 1st, 2015.