I think it goes without saying, but I am really looking forward to the next film in Marvel’s cinematic universe. May 1, 2015 cannot come soon enough! However, it is not too late to speculate what may happen and where our heroes will be at the end of the film. If this movie is to be truly great (and it will be), here are five things that I believe NEED to happen in Avengers: Age of Ultron (in no particular order). Warning: Possible Spoilers Ahead
- Iron-Man vs the Hulk-Buster
We have already seen glimpses of Iron-Man fighting the Hulk inside his Hulk-Buster armor. Tony Stark created this weapon simply to try and calm Hulk down in case he gets all riled up and is unable to control himself. In the case of extraordinary circumstances, Iron-Man must fight Hulk power for power and the only person who can match Hulk’s strength is Iron-Man in his Hulk-Buster suit.
I believe that this scene MUST be a pivotal climax in the film. In the first Avenger’s film, we see Hulk unable to control himself until the very end of the movie when the Avenger’s are fighting Loki and the Chitauri. So it baffles me why Iron-Man would have to fight the Hulk when it looked as though he has learned to control his anger. Maybe Ultron has something to do with it? In the trailer we see glimpses of Hulk looking very sick so perhaps he has become ill and the team must take him down in the streets of a major city. As I said, this scene will most likely become a big part of the film since it has been teased multiple times in the trailer.
- The Vision MUST be created by Ultron
I believe that the Vision will play a pivotal role in next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not much is known about the Vision up until this point. However, what we do know is that Paul Bettany is voicing him. This may not sound significant but trust me, it is. Paul Bettany voiced Tony Starks robot AI J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System) in all of the previous Iron-Man films. Thus far we have only seen posters of what Vision might look like in the film. But there is one significant feature that could play a major part in the film: Vision MUST be created by Ultron.
In the comics, Vision is created by Ultron after having stolen some of Tony Stark’s technology. The Vision is programmed to destroy the Avenger’s to help assist Ultron in all of his evil deeds. Eventually, Vision becomes intelligent like Ultron and begins to realize all of the pain and suffering Ultron is causing to the human race and to the Avenger’s. The android Vision later seeks help from the Avenger’s to take down his creator. Ultron is finally destroyed and the Vision joins the Avenger’s team.
I really hope that director Joss Whedon goes with this direction in the film. There have been assumptions that Iron-Man may create Vision to help them take down Ultron. However, I feel that it would be beneficial for Ultron to create an assistant to help him destroy the Avenger’s. It could make for a real heart-warming ending when Vision finally realizes that good triumphs over evil. Vision would then most likely be the one who terminates Ultron and leads the Avenger’s to “victory.”
- Joss Whedon’s Quicksilver MUST compete (if not improve upon) with Bryan Singer’s Quicksilver
How many of you saw this year’s X-Men Days of Future Past? Well, if your reading this article I would assume and hope that you have all seen it by now. Does anyone remember Quicksilver (played by Evan Peters) in the film? You know the guy who loves a delectable Carl’s Jr. cheeseburger? Of course you do!
Perhaps the most memorable scene in X-Men Days of Future Past was the prison breakout scene involving the younger versions of Charles Xavier, Beast, and Quicksilver. Wolverine also went with the group to free the younger Magneto who has been held responsible for the events that took place in X-Men First Class. If there is one thing everybody talks about from this movie, it’s this one. And how can you not?
Even though Quicksilver’s screen time in the film was short, everyone recalls the funniest and most incredible part in the whole movie. How Singer was able to show off his powers was PERFECT. The way it fit the storyline and the way it was used in the film could not have been filmed any better. BUT now Quicksilver will once again be cast in yet another Marvel film this time by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. How Whedon will use this character in the film is still up for debate. However, I have faith in Whedon’s directing abilities and I’m sure he will not let his audience down. It’s your move now Whedon.
- A Black Panther Cameo
During the big event that Marvel had back in October, Chadwick Boseman came onstage to announce his big debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Fans were elated to hear that the Black Panther will no doubt play a crucial role in that film. But the real question is, will we see him in next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron? This is a topic that is still up for debate but my gut say YES.
Here’s why: In the trailer we get a glimpse of perhaps the most unknown aspect throughout the trailer. It’s the picture that shows Andy Serkis (above). Now who this character is, no one knows for certain but most speculate him to be Ulysses Klaw who is T’Challa’s or Black Panthers main adversary. Hopefully if we presume that this is in fact Klaw, then Black Panther should have some sort of cameo in the film possibly at the end. It would make sense and would also get everyone pumped up for 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. We won’t know until Avengers: Age of Ultron is released in theaters next year. For now, let the rumor mill keep on spinning.
- More clashing between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers
As we all know by now, Captain America: Civil War will star both Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans in a climactic battle between the two. For this to occur, strong build-up must take place between now and then. In other words, Avengers: Age of Ultron MUST show us the reasons why Stark and Rogers will be battling against each other in the future. We already saw an indication of this in a sneak peek that was shown at Comic-Con in the summer. If you haven’t yet watched the clip, you can check it out here:
It should come as no surprise that Civil War will perhaps be Marvel’s most essential film to date. I’m not trying to get ahead of myself because there are still two more Marvel movies to debut before Captain America: Civil War. Not to go into too much detail about the Civil War storyline, but I’ll just say that things will be VERY DIFFERENT for our heroes at the conclusion of that film. However, the audience and comic book fans alike wish to see these two going at it before then in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This could possibly make for a very dramatic ending and one that will most certainly be fundamental moving forward.
So what are your thoughts on next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is there anything else you look forward to in the film that I may have missed? Comment below!