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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Synopsis: The Epic Follow-Up

Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t hit the big-screen until May 2015, but – thanks to Stitch Kingdom – we have the first official synopsis of the upcoming superhero movie.

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.

With Paul Bettany in the role of Vision, an android with multiple abilities including flight, superhuman strength, and solar energy projection (according to the comics), the synopsis seems to confirm everyone’s theory that Vision will be an evolved form of J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s computer that appears in The Avengers and all three Iron Man movies.

It also confirms Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the role of the Maximoff twins – Wanda and Pietro, also known as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. With the release of X-men: Days of Future Past earlier this year, in which we saw Evan Peters in the role of the silver-haired speedster, it’ll be doubly interesting to see Joss Whedon’s take on Quicksilver. Days of Future Past definitely set a high bar with that incredible Quicksilver moment in which we see a scene play out from the perspective of the popular Marvel character.

Seriously, that was amazing.