Published On: Tue, Oct 28th, 2014

‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ will end with a new roster

Fans know there are too many characters being added and way too many contracts swirling for Marvel to keep the Avengers: Age of Ultron lineup the same and now they get confirmation that this is true.

Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow in "The Avengers"

Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow in “The Avengers”

During an on-set interview, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige came right out and said that the Avengers roster will be different by the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Obviously the film sets up Captain America: Civil War and a new Ant-Man film, so the new lineup could include Falcon (Anthony Mackie), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and possibly The Vision (Paul Bettany).

“It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event.  Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was,” Feige told BuzzFeed.

“I envision the same thing occurring after this movie, because the [Avengers] roster is altered by the finale of this film.”

Steve Rogers and Tony Stark don’t see eye to eye when it comes to the Superhuman Registration Act in the Civil War story, so BuzzFeed even goes on to point out that the lineup change could weigh heavily on Cap.

Here’s what star Chris Evans told the outlet about his character: “He’s still looking for a home, probably a metaphorical home.  He’s always felt comfortable as a soldier.  And he likes structure.  He works well taking orders.  But when that dynamic turned on him, he’s now left to depend upon his team, the Avengers.  There really is no one above them telling them what to do.  They’re kind of having to operate independently.  So there’s a lot of leaning on one another, but there really isn’t a kind of clear chain of command.  And I think Cap looks for that.  I think he’s looking to understand where he belongs, not just as a soldier, as Captain America, but as Steve Rogers, as a person.”

The sequel finds Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) teaming up to battle the devious robot known as Ultron (James Spader).

Avengers: Age of Ultron also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. Jackson and opens in theaters May 1, 2015.

Avengers Age of Ultron wall poster first look at The Vision


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  1. Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston have a scene in ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] More on the lineup changes and comments by Feige – HERE […]

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