Easily one of the biggest “WOW” moments of this year’s San Diego Comic Con was the official title announcement for The Avenger’s sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. And since then we’ve been told repeatedly they’re only borrowing the title, not the Ultron storyline, from the comics. Which, I’ll admit, is completely misleading, but if the success of Marvel‘s Phase 1 has proven anything it’s have faith in Kevin Feige.
Empire caught up with Feige during the Con and asked him how Joss Whedon and he came to decide upon this title,
We came up with a few titles, but every month a new comic book appeared, and that’s a great title. Age Of Ultron is a great title. We had a few other ‘Of Ultrons’, but that was the best one. So we’re borrowing that title, but taking storylines from decades of Avengers storylines
I’m still confused, but if “Ultron” was always in the working title he must play a significant role, right? Otherwise, what the hell is “Ultron” referring to if not the robot created by Hank Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man?
In other Marvel news, Feige also discussed the future of Loki Laufeyson in the franchise, saying, “We think Loki could be the big bad for us, for a long time.” Early reports have said Loki won’t appear in Age of Ultron – but good news Hiddlestoners! – Feige doesn’t implicitly confirm or deny this. And really, after Tom Hiddleston‘s show-stopping appearance as Loki in Hall H last Saturday, why wouldn’t you try and work this guy into every Marvel movie?
You can watch Empire’s full interview with Feige below cut. What are your thoughts about the Age of Ultron title? Do you want more Loki? Silly question, who doesn’t want more Loki?