Marvel revealed the full title for the sequel to "The Avengers" at Comic-Con on Saturday. Director Joss Whedon popped by the star-studded presentation to announce that "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" would be the name of the second superhero ensemble film.
A teaser for the movie featuring glimpses at each Avenger's character logo debuted as well, wrapping up Marvel's presentation.
Ultron, the villain in the upcoming movie, first appeared in the late '60s. The character, written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by John Buscema, appears to be something of a star in the fanboy world and elicited strong reactions in Comic-Con's infamous Hall H:
Ultron was revived for a short 10-comic run, fittingly titled "Age of Ultron," which as released in March. Famed comics writer Brian Michael Bendis wrote the storyline. TheWrap notes that following the more recent Ultron storyline could mean the sequel charts a much darker path than the first (because apparently ruining most of a major city isn't gloomy enough).
"Age of Ultron" is set for a May 1, 2015 debut. The Marvel panel also featured appearances by the likes of Tom Hiddleston (in character as Loki), a "Thor: The Dark World" trailer and appearances from Marvel stars like "Captain America" lead Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Zoe Saldana, Benicio del Toro, Chris Pratt and more.
More Marvel talk is available in the live blog that follows the gallery below.
07/20/2013 10:24 PM EDT
That's A Wrap From Hall H
The Marvel panel, a hit-and-run affair, is over. Thanks for joining.
07/20/2013 10:11 PM EDT
'The Avengers 2' Has A Title
It's "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron." More on that title here.
07/20/2013 10:10 PM EDT
PROOF OF WHEDON
Joss Whedon is on stage yo! http://t.co/ISqUGOb6HE— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) 5 years ago
07/20/2013 10:09 PM EDT
Joss Whedon is on stage.
07/20/2013 10:08 PM EDT
Better Than 'Gravity'?
The Guardians of the Galaxy footage could be my favorite thing I've seen at Comic-Con this year.— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) 4 years ago
07/20/2013 10:08 PM EDT
The First 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Footage Has Screened
Mike Ryan: "Wow, that movie is going to be awesome!" Despite only 13 days of shooting so far, there was a ton of footage. The clip starts out with Starlord (Pratt) being captured by some sort of alien authorities. "Who are you?" asks one. Then Pratt delivers a dramatic, "Starlord!" The alien says, "Who?"
07/20/2013 10:04 PM EDT
Karen Gillian's bald head! #ComicCon #GuardiansoftheGalaxy http://t.co/oUP7NCPCCD— gregoryellwood (@HitFixGregory) 4 years ago
07/20/2013 9:59 PM EDT
How Did Benicio Del Toro Get Involved In 'Guardians'?
"A phone call," the actor joked. Del Toro said he hasn't started filming yet.
07/20/2013 9:58 PM EDT
Burt Macklin, FBI
Introduced as Marvel's next great hero .. Chris Pratt as Star Lord. "He's kind of a jerk," Pratt says http://t.co/sw1j8PzFTH— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) 5 years ago
07/20/2013 9:55 PM EDT
Why Chris Pratt Is Jacked Now
What Pratt was told when he got the role: "I got the role six months ago, and they said, 'Great job, but you're too fat!'"