Avengers: Age of Ultron doesn’t come out until next May, so this first official synopsis of the film is just the beginning of Marvel’s hype machine kicking into gear.
Not that this is a bad thing, however. The synopsis does clue us in on several things.
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.
The biggest news here is probably that J.A.R.V.I.S. will evolve into Vision, which is pretty awesome. Plus we find out that Nick Fury and Maria Hill are both back for more after previously leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. in the hands of Agent Coulson.
Amazing cast, so many characters… sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 1, 2015.