This is where the Gladiators try to decipher the visions our resident Oracle gives us (and totally break the code by blogging about it!) Hope the Council of seers don’t this coming! oh, wait.. This week’s subject: Warning: There might be some potential spoilers in here for plot elements of Avengers: Age of Ultron and actual spoilers for the events of the past Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies.
The Avengers Re-assemble
From our ancient arcane methods of divining (spamming the pause button on Youtube) we get to see what we could assume is the full roster of Avengers in Age of Ultron. From left to right, that’s Bruce Banner, Black Widow, Dr. Cho ( a new character, played by Claudia Kim), Thor, Captain America, Maria Hill (who we know now works for Stark Industries), James Rhodes aka War Machine (frickin’ finally!!), Iron Man and Hawkeye. Interpreting the tapestry of time (reading Twitter) Has also led us to believe that Sam Wilson a.k.a. The Falcon played by Anthony Mackie will be involved in some capacity. Mackie, who made his big screen debut in Captain America: The Winter Soldier will reprise his role for the Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Avengers are being bankrolled by Tony Stark
Speaking of the Winter Soldier, The events of that film led to SHIELD being disbanded and its would seem as Tony Stark a.k.a Ironman has taken over the funding and managing the Avengers. Stark has also expressed his displeasure at the way SHIELD operated in the previous movies so this might be his way of showing everyone he can do it better. On the surface, it certainly looks like it, look at all this new stuff: He’s pimped them up new digs, repurposing the Stark Tower from the last movie to make Avengers Tower. He also hooked them up with a Quinjet that houses and deploys Widow’s and Cap’ Motorcycles
Also, check out this emergency evacuation hover vehicle thing, It’s huge! Which leads us to our next prediction:
Ultron is made out of Stark-Tech (at least at first) then he forges himself a body made from Vibranium
The Ultron in this movie appears to be made of a modified Ironman Suit possibly re-purposed to be a combat drone of some sort, at least at first. This perhaps confirms longstanding rumors that Ultron is a corrupted version of Tony Stark’s A.I. Butler, Jarvis. Also take note of the faint Avengers logo on its chest. This might indicate that Stark, as part of his resolution to upgrade the Avengers, has created several of these A.I. drones to serve as backup or as training tools for the Avengers in the fight against HYDRA. The A.I. governing them goes awry, and poof! Evil Robot Army! I also speculate that this Ultron, like his comic book counterpart, is constantly evolving and improving his capabilities and programming. As such, over the course of the movie, he realizes that his current form is obsolete and forges a Vibranium body for himself among other upgrades.
That’s probably how he manages to break Cap’s shield in half as shown in the first trailer. You see, Vibranium is a fictional metal that absorbs and diffuses all outward forces acted on it. As such, it is considered to be indestructible. Cap’s Shield is made of Vibranium, so it makes sense that in order for Ultron to break it, his new body must be made of the same thing.
Who is this dude??
Somewhere in the trailer is a clip of this very menacing-looking dude. Who he is or which side he’s on is a huge mystery. Some speculate that he might be Ulysees Klaw, archnemesis of the Black Panther. We know a Black Panther movie is somewhere down the pipeline of the Marvel Movie Machine, could we be seeing the seeds being sown here? Also, as a call back to the previous point, Black Panther is the king of the fictional country Wakanda which is know in the comics to be the only source of … wait for it…Vibranium! (mic drop! I mean, keyboard dro.. you know what I mean)
THOR GOES ON AN OTHERWORLDLY JOURNEY
Whether it be to prove he is worthy for Mjolnir or He dies and goes to Hel (the Asgardian Underworld) and meets its caretaker, Hela, whom we speculate that the above disrobing woman is, signs point to Thor going solo-backpacking across a dimension or two Also, its is interesting to note in this scene he is shown to redirect lightning even though he does not have the Mjolnir. And the woman behind him might be of significant importance or might just be a background character, The Sands of Time are hazy.
Black Widow and Hulk are friends now (maybe even more)
We also divine hints at a romantic relationship between the Natasha Romanov/ Black Widow and Bruce Banner/Hulk. There are several clues within the trailers, from Natasha seemingly calming down a rampaging hulk: To Widow’s subtle reaching out for Bruce’s arm, when Ultron starts PMSing:
It looks like they’ve come along way between Avengers 1 and Avengers 2:
Speaking of subtlety….
THE FREAKING HULK BUSTER!!!!! (and its consequences)
Just look at this thing! It is MASSIVE!
We predict that this revelation, that Tony has created a countermeasure to one of their own would be something that will raise questions among the Avengers. Sure, it was damn convenient having the thing, but why did he have it made in the first place? does he not trust his teammates? What contingency does he have for the rest of them? These questions coupled with the fact that his creation, Ultron is responsible for all the chaos in the movie would lead to the Avengers abandoning Stark’s new direction and disbanding all together. Setting up the next movie: Captain America: Civil War.
It’s gonna be awesome!
You know I could be wrong about a few or maybe all of my predictions, I’m no Nostradamus. But judging by the looks of the trailers, the hauntingly brilliant “No Strings” soundtrack from “Pinochio”, a bleak tone that shows our heroes being pushed to the edge and the overall grim atmosphere, Avengers: Age of Ultron is shaping up to be a doozy of a movie.You don’t need an Oracle to tell you that! Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theatres on May 1 2015 in the USA and the Philippines on April 23! All photos courtesy of Marvel Studios Did I miss a few things? Think I’m the second coming of Nostradamus? or do you think I’m out of control and you wanna bust out your Raffybuster Suit? Let me know in the comments and/or Assemble with the other Geekend Gladiators on Facebook!
Raffy Leynes is a geek of all trades (master of fun, weeeeee). He loves videogames, comicbooks, movies, cartoons, science and art. Lately, he’s been liking his geekery with a dash of “Indie”. He doesn’t know what the f*ck musings are but he is told he does them on his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.