According to ComicBook.com on Sunday at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con comedian and nerdist Chris Hardwick introduced the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” cast panel in Hall H. Veteran stars from the original “Avengers” made their grand appearance as well as the new ensemble of Paul Bettany, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Spader, and Elizabeth Olsen made their way to the stage as some danced to the sounds of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”
Downey, Jr. was the first to make his appearance on stage as he opened up a prop case and threw two handfuls of roses out towards the audience. People screamed at the top of their lungs as they made their way to the stage. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige mentioned that director Joss Whedon couldn’t make it out to the location as he’s laid up in a hospital in England due to some kind of knee injury. Doctors stated he is unable to fly as there are consequences to further aggravating his injury if he were attempt travel by air.
Later, though it wasn’t posted online, convention attendees did get to witness the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer. The clip opened up with the Avengers in some kind of celebratory at Tony Stark’s Stark Tower as they were attempting to lift Thor’s hammer. Stark attempts to lift Mjolnir with his Iron Man glove, but with no success. Hawkeye, Bruce Banner, and Rhodey make failed attempts as well as Steve Rogers is able to get it to budge slightly.
Chris Hemsworth’s character stated, “You’re all not worthy.”
A noise is heard, and Ultron’s makes his first appearance on screen in Hall H and states, “There’s only one path to peace. Your extinction.”
Then a montage of various flashes of action sequences some of which include Bruce Banner in the woods and armored tanks in combat in some snowy scenery. Tony Stark makes a statement: “It’s the end. The end of the path I started us on.” Which is seemingly and eerily synonymous with Ultron’s verbiage in the comic books.
Scarlet Witch, played by Olsen, states, “Nothing lasts forever.” and next is what appears to be Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor in an altercation with Bruce Banner’s Hulk played by Mark Ruffalo. Then a Ultron appears again in full form stating, “Look no string on me.”
The next scene shows Captain America among what looks to be his vanquished cohorts and his broken shield. So all in all, there looks to be bits and pieces fans can put together in their own mines on how this film is comparable to the original comic books where the Avengers have their encounters with Ultron. Whedon mentioned the title is not actually to be confused by the story arc by a similar name.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled to be opening in theaters come May 1, 2015.