Marvel wasn’t going to let DC hog all the spotlight at Comic-Con. Nuh uh.
After the latter announced a joint Superman/Batman film is coming in 2015, Marvel rolled out some of the deets from its own slate of films, including The Avengers 2.
Director Joss Whedon announced that the sequel will be titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Ultron is a ’60s-era villain who creates the android Vision (the character Vin Diesel is rumoured to play) to battle the Avengers. After battling with the superhero team, Vision later becomes a member of the Avengers.
“Ultron has been their chief villain when I read the book,” Whedon told MTV. “He’s been the Avengers villain. I was amazed anybody was surprised it was going to be him in the movie. Since before I even took the job of making the first one: ‘I don’t know if I want to make this movie but the second one should have Ultron in it.’”
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Marvel studio boss Kevin Feige dismissed the chatter about Diesel’s involvement in Avengers saying: “There’s nothing to announce with Vin.”
Marvel also unveiled new concept art from Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy.
You can watch a full recap of the Marvel panel at Comic-Con below.